rotor wing flight training
Helicopters are some of the most unique flying machines operating today. They vary in size and utility but they all fly the same, unlike airplanes. There are various different types of Rotor Wing training options for all levels of pilots. Because we hold Pilot and Flight Instructor certificates in Helicopters we can teach you, based off of real world experience, how to be the best Helo pilot you can be. Take a look below at training options.
Being a Certified Private Pilot means you can use aviation for almost any personal reason. You can simply enjoy the freedom and versatility that being a helicopter pilot brings, you can use it for personal transport or maybe even herd your cattle into their pins on the ranch. You can also bring along friends and family to show them your passion. The limitations are that you are not allowed to be compensated for flying and certain weather/visibility requirements could keep you grounded. The minimum required flight time for a PPL is 40 hours. This number will vary for each person and is only a minimum. Depending on training consistency you should plan on 45-65 hours to become a Private Pilot.
Flying is amazing, the only thing better is being paid to do it! In order to do that a Private Pilot License won't do. You cannot legally be paid to fly. So, you need a Commercial Pilot License. In order to do this, you must have accrued at least 150 hours of total flight time. You also need some additional training and depending on the route you want to take in the industry, you may want to get an Instrument Rating first. Ready to take that next step? Want to earn that next notch on your Pilot belt? Talk to us about how to turn your passion into a career!
Is this a view you would like to walk into everyday? Would you like to not only make a living in Aviation but also help others achieve their dreams of learning to fly? We are passionate about being and employing only great instructors. Come talk to us, we will teach you how to do more than just pass the hardest check ride in the industry, we can teach you how to be a professional, safe Flight Instructor that people WANT to fly with!
The Instrument Rating is not as used in the Helicopter world as it is in the Airplane world. The reason is the core difference and utility between the two. Helicopters are built to fly low and in and out of tight spaces. Most of the time, you will be able to fly under any low clouds. With the change in the industry and inadvertent flying into clouds being a top killer of pilots, it is now more useful than ever to have an Instrument Rating so you will be prepared for the worst. If you plan to make a career out of flying, this is the next step after the Private Pilot License. Although the industry rarely uses the rating from a practical stand point, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get a professional job without this rating - simply because it shows you are a more well rounded pilot. It requires 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument flight time, 15 of which must be with a CFI-I and 50 hours PIC X-country.
airline transport pilot
This is probably one of the rarest ratings for a pilot to have. The ATP - Helicopter is required for only a handful of jobs. However, if you have it, your name and resume go to the top of the list! Jobs that require the ATP are similar to the one pictured above. Although it is not a standard requirement now, the industry is quickly changing and advancing and soon it could be. Do you want to earn the highest helicopter rating in the world? Talk to us about what you need to do to get an ATP - Helicopter.
Maybe you have an airplane rating and have always been itching to fly helicopters. It's also possible that you want to see if you've got what it takes to be a Helicopter pilot. The Add-on rating requires less time and money so that has never been a better time! Whatever the goal is, we can help you meet it. Talk to us about what you want to do and we will lay out a detailed plan based off the FAA regulations to help you achieve your goal!