Learning to fly is an exciting and rewarding experience. As you research your helicopter training journey, here are a number of things you will want to know about U.S. student pilot requirements and the requirements to be a helicopter pilot.
Each pilot trainee will be required to fill out a new pilot information form and present the following at enrollment:
- Valid Photo ID (Government issued i.e. Passport or ID/Driver License)
- Copy of FAA 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class Airmen’s medical certificate
TSA requirements for Student Pilots:
- U.S. Citizens – Provide original proof of citizenship (i.e. Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport)
- Non-U.S. Citizens holding permanent resident status – Provide TSA receipt of fingerprints and permission to train notification at Group 3 Aviation.
- Non U.S. Citizens without permanent residency – Provide TSA receipt of fingerprints and permission to train notification at Group 3 Aviation as a non-resident trainee.
Group 3 Aviation Requirements for Helicopter Training Enrollment:
- Each student demonstrates an acceptable knowledge of the English Language and if necessary pass a pre-application standardization test. All students must read, speak, write, and understand English.
- Each student provides at least height and weight details and obtains an FAA Airman Medical Examination, through an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.
- Foreign students must complete all TSA background and M-1 Visa requirements. Otherwise student cannot start the course.
- Height and weight limits do apply.
Height and Weight Requirements:
Due to aircraft per seat weight limitations, which affect the flight characteristics of the helicopter, Group 3 Aviation must impose height and weight restrictions on students.
- Weight: Pilots must not exceed 250 lbs / 17.4 Stone / 108 Kilos
- Height: Pilots must not exceed 78 in / 1.98 meters tall