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Is Flight Training Right For You?

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Helicopter Commercial Pilot Training

A Commercial Pilot License is the first step into the career orientated portion of aviation. Students will become more proficient in aviation weather, the flight computer and the Aeronautical Information Manual.

IS HELICOPTER FLIGHT TRAINING RIGHT FOR YOU?

TAKE THE TAMPA BAY AVIATION “FLIGHT TRAINING READINESS QUIZ”

Plans and Pricing

A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) permits the holder to be compensated for flying, meaning that the pilot will now be rated to fly for hire. The license opens the door for a career in aviation as a professional pilot. To be eligible for a CPL, applicants must hold at least a PPL. An instrument rating is advised. The FAA minimum requirements for pilots under part 61 regulations are 20 hours of training towards a CPL. There will be ground training that will total about 15 hours. In order to obtain a CPL the pilot must have 150 hours of total flight time. Within those 150 hours, there is a minimum of 100 hours of PIC, 35 of which have to be in a helicopter. You are also required to have 10 solo hours and 5 hours of instrument training. Students are also required to have 50 hours minimum in a helicopter.

ROBINSON 22 BETA

$ $9,100
  • Aircraft Rental (**20 hours)
  • Flight Instruction (**20 hours)
  • Ground Instruction (**15 hours)
  • *FAA Check Ride
  • *FAA Written Exam

ROBINSON 22 BETA II

$ $9,400
  • Aircraft Rental (**20 hours)
  • Flight Instruction (**20 hours)
  • Ground Instruction (**15 hours)
  • *FAA Check Ride
  • *FAA Written Exam

ROBINSON 44 RAVEN II

$ $14,900
  • Aircraft Rental (**20 hours)
  • Flight Instruction (**20 hours)
  • Ground Instruction (**15 hours)
  • *FAA Check Ride
  • *FAA Written Exam

What Others Are Saying

“I absolutely CANNOT say enough good things about this operation! Just got my CFI from them, and had fun doing it (which I’m told is not a common phenomenon). It took minimal time, and the cost was about what you’d expect to pay at American Flyers, or ATP for CFI. However, the quality of training you will receive here will far exceed the standard of the “pilot mills”. Larry was my primary instructor but I also flew with Josh, Durant and Mike, all of whom were very knowledgeable and professional (in addition being “down to earth”, and cool). Look no further than these guys for all of your flight training needs! They’re awesome!!!” - Damian W.
“Known to be one of the best Part 61 Flight Schools for a reason! Tampa Bay Aviation, headquartered at Clearwater Airpark boasts an amazing fleet of fixed wing and rotor craft aircraft, that are always kept in excellent condition and ready to fly at a moments notice. This flight school has the best team of Certified Flight Instructor’s I have ever trained with. Taking into account the excellent rental rates for quality aircraft, with highly experienced staff, it is truly safe to say Tampa Bay Aviation is one of the top Flight Schools in the nation!” ~ Jose A.
“Tampa Bay Aviation is an excellent operation. My son did his flight training here last summer and earned his Private Pilot License, and it inspired me to learn to fly as well. The instructors are excellent, the aircraft are up to date and the staff is friendly and helpful. We have recommended them to several friends and they have had excellent experiences as well. Overall, it is a great place to fly. i HIGHLY recommend it!” - Eric M.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Hold a private pilot certificate.
  • Have a minimum of 250 hours total flight time.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Pass a required oral and practical flight test administered by a FAA designated examiner.
  • Hold at least a Second Class Medical Certificate.

IN THE AIR – The FAA  requires a minimum of 35 Hours Total Flight Time with 20 Hours Flight Instruction. However, many students require more time. There’s no rush and we won’t push you to complete your training until you’re ready. Our students average around 60 total hours of training.

ON THE GROUND – 35 Hours Ground Instruction

TIMELINE- The more frequently you fly, the faster you will complete your training. Our schedule is flexible and is one on one with an instructor. This means that you are able to build your own schedule and go at your own pace. We suggest flying 2-3 times per week which averages about 4-6 months of training. 

Questions About Flight Training?

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