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Overview

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
Hours
Block Rate
Total
Dual Flight Instruction
20
$290
$5,800
Solo Flight
10
$240
$2,400
Ground Instruction
20
$50
$1,000
Books and Supplies
 
$100
$100
FAA Practical Test
 
 
$400
Private Pilot Additional Rating Course (estimate)*
 
 
$9,700


** 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.