Curriculum

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Course Outlines

PPL 100

Private Pilot Rotorcraft/Helicopter

The Private Pilot License is for individuals who plan to fly for personal business and/or pleasure, and not engage in work for compensation or hire.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for a Private Pilot Certificate, a person must:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age.
  2. Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language, or have such operating limitations placed on his/her pilot certificate as are necessary for safety.
  3. Hold at least a valid third-class medical certificate.
  4. Pass a FAA written, oral, and flight examination.
  5. Obtain a minimum of 40 flight hours.
FAA MINIMUM: 40 HOURS
Dual: 20 hours
Solo:10 hours
Solo or Dual: 10 hours
Ground School: (Approx 10 hours)
Average course completion time: 4 to 6 weeks
MINIMUM COST $16,150*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance. The additional 10 hours of flight time can be either solo or dual, depending on students performance.

PPL 110

Private Pilot Add-On Rotorcraft/Helicopter

If a pilot already holds a private fixed-wing license, and would like a private helicopter license, this is considered an additional aircraft rating, rotorcraft/helicopter. You are adding on to your existing pilot license. Pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken a FAA written exam, will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

FAA MINIMUM: 30 HOURS
Dual: 20 hours
Solo: 10 hours
Ground School: (Approx 10 hours)
Average course completion time: 3 to 6 weeks
MINIMUM COST $12,220*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

CPL 200

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft/Helicopter

The Commercial License is for students planning to engage in pilot tasks for compensation or hire. The commercial training includes requirements in addition to the requirements for PPL 100.

Eligibility requirements:
To be eligible for a Commercial Pilot Certificate, a person must: FAA MINIMUM: 150 HOURS (private through commercial)
Dual: 40 hours
Solo/PIC: 110 hours
Ground School: (Approx 10 hours)
Average course completion time: 3 to 6 months
MINIMUM COST $52,125*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

CPL 210

Commercial Add-On Rotorcraft/Helicopter

If a pilot holds a Private Fixed-Wing License, and wants a Commercial Helicopter License, this is considered an additional aircraft rating, rotorcraft/helicopter. You are adding to your Commercial Fixed-Wing Rating, pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken a FAA written exam, will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

FAA MINIMUM: 55 HOURS
Dual: 20 hours
Dual IFR: 5 hours
Solo: 30 hours
Ground School: (Approx 10 hours)
Average course completion time: 4 to 6 weeks
MINIMUM COST $21,650*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

IPL 300

Instrument Pilot Rotorcraft/Helicopter

Many employers, such as EMS(Emergency Medical Services) and Offshore Oil Transport Operators require an Instrument Rating.

FAA Requirements:

To be eligible for an Instrument Rating (helicopter) a person must:

FAA MINIMUM: 40 HOURS
Dual: 40 hours
Ground School: (Approx 20 hours)
Average course completion time: 4 to 6 weeks
MINIMUM COST $31,000*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

IPL 310

Instrument Add On Rotorcraft/Helicopter FAA Requirements:

To be eligible for an Instrument Add On (Helicopter) a person must:

FAA MINIMUM: 15 HOURS
Dual: 15 hours
Ground School: (Approx 10 hours)
Average course completion time: 1 to 3 weeks
MINIMUM COST $12,600*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

CFI 400

Certified Flight Instructor Rotorcraft/Helicopter

As a low time pilot, the best way to continue your education and build flight time is to become a Certified Flight Instructor.

FAA Requirements:

To be eligible for a Certified Flight Instructor Rating a person must:

FAA MINIMUM: 3 Hours
Dual: Approx 10 hours
Ground School: Approx 15 hours
Average course completion time: 3 to 5 weeks
MINIMUM COST $6,425*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

CFI 410

CFI Add-On Rotorcraft/Helicopter FAA Requirements:

To be eligible for a Certified Flight Instructor Rating a person must:

FAA MINIMUM: 15 Hours
Dual: Approx 15 hours
Ground School: Approx 10 hours
Average course completion time: 3 to 5 weeks
MINIMUM COST $7,325*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

PRO 500

Professional Pilot Rotorcraft/Helicopter

The Professional Pilot Course is an intensive training course for people who want to become a professional helicopter pilot. This course is highly recommended to get the most for your training dollars. It allows an individual to meet the qualifications for an Instrument Rating, Flight Instructor Rating, and an Instrument Flight Instructor Rating. For little additional cost an External Load Rating can be added.

Course includes: Average course completion time: 8 to 12 months
MINIMUM COST $95,850*

*Minimum cost is based on 200 flight hours and 70 ground school hours. Actual cost will depend on student performance. Minimum cost for the Professional Pilot Course does not include flight tests or examiner fees.

HII 600

CFI-Instrument Rotorcraft/Helicopter

A Certified Flight Instructor for Instrument allows you to teach Instrument to students and better further your career, in addition to staying current on Instrument flying. Being a CFII also makes you more versatile and valuable to any perspective employer.

FAA Requirements:

To be eligible for a Certified Flight Instructor Rating a person must:

FAA MINIMUM: 3 Hours
Dual: Approx 10 hours
Ground School: Approx 6 hours
Average course completion time: 1 to 3 weeks
MINIMUM COST $8,950*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

HII 610

CFI-Instrument Add-On Rotorcraft/Helicopter FAA Requirements:

To be eligible for a CFI-Instrument Add-On (Helicopter) a person must:

FAA MINIMUM: 15 Hours
Dual: Approx 15 hours
Ground School: Approx 10 hours
Average course completion time: 1 to 3 weeks
MINIMUM COST $12,600*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

EXT 700

External Load Rotorcraft/Helicopter J.R. Aviation Requirements:

To be eligible for the External Load Certification Course a person must:

. FAA MINIMUM: NONE
Dual: Approx 15 hours
Ground School: Approx 10 hours
Average course completion time: 2 to 3 weeks
MINIMUM COST $11,525*

*Minimum cost is based on FAA minimums for flight time. Actual cost will depend on student performance.

Additional Courses

With J.R. Aviation's experience, we have found that the following courses are easily misquoted due to the pilot's previous experience. J.R. Aviation has chosen to quote on an individual basis. Please contact J.R. Aviation with your pilot history so that we may properly quote cost, time, etc., and answer any questions you may have.

Certificate Conversion

For information on converting your FAA certificate, contact the Department of Transportation in the country in which you wish to convert your certificate.