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What is a Commercial Helicopter Pilot License?
A commercial helicopter pilot license (CPL) allows you to carry passengers and cargo for hire. How Much Will it Cost.

How Long will it Take?
The length of time that is required to complete a commercial pilot course depends largely on your ability, motivation to learn and the proficiency with the English language. It usually takes about four months to complete the Commercial Pilot helicopter course if a reasonably full schedule is maintained. Along the way towards your commercial license, you will also obtain your private pilot license.

  1. Obtain an FAA private helicopter pilot's license
  2. Obtain an FAA second class medical certificate
  3. Complete the ground school course
  4. Log sufficient flight training
  5. Pass an FAA written test
  6. Pass an FAA oral and flight test

What are the Official Flight Training Requirements?
Requirements for obtaining your commercial pilot helicopter license are as follow:

  • 150 hours minimum flight time as a pilot that consists of, at least:
    • 100 hours in powered aircraft,
    • of which 50 hours must be in helicopters
  • 100 hours as Pilot-in-command flight time, which includes, at least:
    • 35 hours in helicopters and
    • 10 hours cross-country flight in helicopters
  • 10 hours of instrument training in aircraft
  • 4 hours cross-country (2 hours day / 2 hours night)
  • 10 hours solo flight time, which includes, at least:
    • 5 hours in night/VFR conditions
    • 3 hours in preparation for the flight test

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