How to Get your Helicopter License

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Wouldn’t flying your own helicopter be awesome? Well, it is! You can take them just about anywhere. This offers extra freedom that you don’t get when flying an airplane.

If you are not sure about learning to fly helicopters, you are welcome to go on an

Introductory flight. This will allow you to see what it’s like to fly. If you have fun (and you mostly likely will), we can help you pursue your private helicopter license.

Why get a private helicopter license

 Obtaining your private helicopter license is the first step in your career as a helicopter pilot. There are also other reasons to get a private helicopter license. Many pilots who get their private helicopter license do so because they want to take their families on quick vacations on the weekends, or to travel faster than if they were driving.

Once you earn your private helicopter license, you will be able to rent helicopters and own your own. There are some restrictions that the FAA puts on private pilots.

Selecting a well reputable school is the first step to getting your helicopter license

Be careful when choosing schools. It is not always smart to choose a school simply based off of price or location.

Do your research and make sure that you consider each flight school’s options.

We take pride in our ability to provide financing options, a great safety record, time building, and job placement opportunities.

Here are the requirements for your private helicopter license, straight from the Federal Aviation Regulations:

  • Be at least 17 years oldkris-stroop-mid
  • Be able to read, speak, and write English
  • Be endorsed by an instructor who certifies that you are prepared for the written knowledge test
  • Pass a written knowledge test
  • Be endorsed by an instructor who certifies that they conducted your required training and that you are ready for the practical test (the check ride)
  • Meet aeronautical experience requirements outlined in the regulations (flying time and conditions)
  • Pass the practical test (check ride)
  • Hold at least a student pilot certificate (medical clearance)
  • Comply with all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations

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