A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the most popular certificate held and a great place to start for those who are serious about learning how to fly helicopters.
A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the first stepping stone in rotorcraft training. The FAA minimum requirements for private pilots under part 61 regulations are 40 hours of flight time, 10 hours solo pilot in command (PIC), 20 hours of dual instruction. Part 141 requirements are a minimum of 35 hours. Private pilots are required to hold a third class medical or higher. In addition to your flight training you will have to pass a written exam as well as your checkride. The checkride consists of an oral and practical exam. When you pass your checkride you are presented with your Private Pilot Certificate. Once this certificate is achieved, a private pilot will be able to act as PIC in a helicopter under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
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.
We have a couple of different payment options available!
PAY AS YOU GO- This option allows you to pay after each lesson. The lesson prices will vary depending on what you work on each day and how long you are in the plane/with your instructor.
BLOCK RATES- Our block rates allow you to put money down on your account via cash or check to receive a discount on the hourly rate of the aircraft. We will draw from your deposit each time you fly and let you know when uou are running low.
FINANCING- We work with Flight Training Finance, We Florida Financial, and Stratus Financial to help finance your training. Get more information on these companies on our FINANCING page!