Helicopter Flight Training – Commercial Pilot

Helicopter Commercial Pilot Course

The commercial helicopter license is a must for anyone that would like to be paid for flying. The commercial helicopter course is the second step in flying helicopters as a career. Parts of the commercial helicopter course can be completed at the same time as the in Helicopter Instrument Rating (IFR) course. Although you can obtain a commercial helicopter license without an IFR rating, most employers prefer to hire an IFR qualified pilot.

The estimate of the costs to complete the Helicopter Commercial Pilot Course with Apollo Helicopters is below.

Total Cost*$31,520.00
FAA Medical$110.00
Books and Training Material$280.00
20 Hours of Dual Flight Instruction*$6,700.00
80 Hours of Solo Flight*$22,400.00
20 Hours of Ground Instruction**$1,100.00
FAA Written Exam$150.00
FAA Check Flight$500.00
Helicopter Rental for Check Flight @ $280 / hour$280.00

* Times published reflect minimum Federal Aviation Administration requirements, total cost may be higher
** Apollo Helicopters estimate. FAA CFR Part 61.105 does not reflect minimum time for ground instruction.

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For those pilots that are interested in flying helicopters for a career, please review our Professional Helicopter Pilot Program.