Commercial Pilot
 


To be eligible for a commercial rotorcraft pilot certificate, you must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  3. Hold at least a private pilot certificate.
  4. Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of this section that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought.
  5. Pass the knowledge test.
  6. Pass the end of course test.

The minimum requirements for the Commercial Helicopter certificate:

If you are applying for a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating, you must log at least 115 * hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least: *(Part 141 Only)

30 hours of training on the areas of operation as listed for this rating that includes at least

• 5 hours of instrument training in a helicopter or helicopter simulator,
• One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in day VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure,
• One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in night VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure
10 hours of solo flight in a helicopter on the areas of operation as listed for this rating, which includes at least:
• One cross-country flight with landings at a minimum of three points, with one segment consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure, and
• 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern).

FAA 141 Course With Examining Authority

Robinson R-22 Commercial Pilot Initial-FAR 141

 

Per Hour

Total

(Must hold Private Pilot)

 

 

92 Hrs. Flight Instruction

$335/Hr

 $30820.00

23 Hrs. Simulator Time

$120/Hr

   $2760.00

35 Hrs Ground Instruction

$40/Hr

  $1,400.00

Commercial Written Exam

 

    $150.00

End of Course Test

 

    $500.00

    Enrollment Fee          $150.00

 

TOTAL

$35,780.00


** Instrument instruction can be used toward the Instrument Rating.

Robinson R-22 Commercial Pilot Add-On- FAR 141 With Examining Authority

 

Per Hour

Total

5 hrs Simulator Instruction

$120.00/Hr

  $600.00

25 Hrs. Flight Instruction

$335/Hr

$8,375.00

20 Hrs Ground Instruction

$40/Hr

   $800.00

End of Course Test

 

   $500.00

    Enrollment Fee         $150.00

 

TOTAL

$9925.00

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