Commercial Pilot License Eligibility and Requirements
- You must hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate.
- You must be 18 years old to receive a Commercial Pilot Certificate.
- You need to be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
- You will receive Logbook endorsement from the instructor who conducted the ground training or reviewed the applicants home study course.
- You will have to pass a written knowledge test (multiple choice questions).
- Receive flight training and logbook endorsements from an authorized Flight Instructor (150 hours total flight time of which 100 must be in powered aircraft and 50 must be in helicopters which must include at least 20 hours of dual training, 35 hours of Pilot in Command, 10 hours of cross country flight, and 5 hours of Pilot in Command night flying experience.
- You must meet all of the experience requirements listed in FAR 61.127 (c).
- You will need to pass the required practical test and oral examination with an FAA Examiner.
- Hold at least a Class 2 Medical Certificate in order to exercise Commercial Pilot privileges.
The Commercial Pilot training program may be completed solely in the R22 or R44 or indeed a combination of both types.
Hourly Dual Instruction Rates for Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training
R22: $330.00 per hour with no fuel surcharge
R44: $550.00 per hour with no fuel surcharge