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A private helicopter pilot additional rating allows you to add a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating to your existing Private Pilot license, thereby giving you Private Pilot privileges in helicopters.

Enrollment Prerequisites

  •   Must hold an FAA Private Pilot license in airplanes
  •   Must hold at least a current third class medical certificate

Eligibility Requirements

  •   Be at least 17 years of age
  •   Read, speak, write and understand English
Private Pilot Additional Rating Course
Block Rate
Dual Flight Instruction
Solo Flight
Ground Instruction
Books and Supplies
FAA Practical Test
Private Pilot Additional Rating Course (estimate)*

** Hours are based on Part 61 FAA minimums, not average completion times. Candidates with no helicopter experience will likely require an average of 10 more hours of dual flight instruction. Rates listed are block rates, available when customer chooses cash deposit option of $3,000 deposit increments. Add $10/hr for regular rate on aircraft rental. Prices for books & supplies and the FAA’s practical test may vary slightly.