Burke Lakefront Airport, Gate #5

1601 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH 44114, 440-225-2250







 


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                               Learn to Fly a Helicopter
 

 


License Requirements

 

Private Pilot - Helicopter:

  • 17 yrs old (16 student pilot)-Read & Speak English

  • Hold a current FAA 3rd class Medical (or student) Certificate

  • Pass an FAA Written Exam

  • Complete 40 hours Minimum Flight Time Including 20 hours Solo

  • Pass an FAA Oral & Flight Test

Private Pilot - Helicopter "Add-On":

  • Possess a Private (or Higher) Pilot Certificate

  • Hold a current FAA 3rd class Medical (or higher) Certificate

  • Complete 30 hours Minimum Flight Time Including 15 hours Solo

  • Pass an FAA Oral & Flight Test

Commercial Pilot - Helicopter "Add-On":

  • Possess a Private (or Higher) Pilot Certificate

  • Have a minimum 100 hours Pilot-in-Command in a powered Aircraft

  • Hold a current FAA 2nd class Medical (or higher) Certificate

  • Complete 50 hours total hours in Helicopters Including 35 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) in Helicopters

  • Pass an FAA Oral & Flight Test

 

 

Typical Rates
 

Private Pilot Helicopter

Dual Flight Instruction
Solo Flight Instruction
Ground School
Simulator Time
Books & Supplies
Written Exam
FAA Examiner's Fee
3rd Class Medical Certificate

20 hours @ $270.00 per hour
20 hours @ $235.00 per hour
40 hours @ $35.00 per hour
10 hours @ $100.00 per hour


(Estimated if not FAA)

 

   $5,400.00
   $4,700.00
   $1,225.00
   $1,000.00
   $250.00
   $80.00
   $300.00
   $50.00

Total     $13,005.00

  • This example provides the minimum requirements to be licensed by the FAA as Private Pilot Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating.  The above prices reflect the FAA minimum requirements, however, depending on your individual circumstances, you can expect the actual flight time to be greater than the FAA minimums.

Commercial Pilot Helicopter

Dual Flight Instruction
Solo Flight Instruction
Ground School
Simulator Time
30 hours @ $275.00 per hour
80 hours @ $235.00 per hour
30 hours @ $35.00 per hour
5 hours @ $100.00 per hour

$8,250.00
$18,800.00
$1,050.00
$500.00

Total     $28,600.00

  • This example provides the minimum requirements to be licensed by the FAA as a Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating.  This list the FAA minimum requirements for this certificate based upon completion of the Private Pilot requirements as shown above.

Hourly Training Rates

Schweizer 300CBi Dual Private Pilot Instruction $270.00 per hour
Schweizer 300CBi Dual Advanced Instruction $275.00 per hour
Schweizer 300CBi Solo pricing * $235.00 per hour
FlyIt Simulator initial and instrument training $100.00 per hour
   
* Subject to meeting Insurance minimums for solo flight.


NOTES:

  • Rates are subject to change without notice.  A Fuel Surcharge May Apply.

  • Written exam preparation or personalized ground school is available for $35.00 per hour.

  • Cost estimates are based on the FAA minimum training requirements.

  • An initial deposit is required to begin training & a positive balance must be maintained.

  • The number of hours any individual may require depends on that student's abilities, desire to learn and frequency of training.

 

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