Holding a commercial
pilots license allows you to use your new skills to earn money. As a commercial
pilot you will be directly responsible for transporting passengers and property
in a variety of tasks ranging from Aerial Photography flights to collecting
Christmas trees using a long line.
After completing your
private pilots license, it is normal for students wishing to pursue helicopter
flying as a career to continue flying by building hours towards their Commercial
Pilots Certificate. We recommend during your hour building towards the commercial
certificate you acquire your Instrument Pilot Rating. Currently within the
industry the entry level jobs require a commercial pilot applying for a position
to hold an instrument rating to qualify for that post. It is very cost effective
to complete your instrument rating as you must achieve a total flight time of
150hrs of which 100hrs must have been pilot-in-command (PIC).
For this reason rotor aviation tries to ensure that students wishing to continue flying towards their commercial
license, complete their Private Pilots License prior to 60hrs of
flight time. Once the student holds a Private Pilots License then every hour
flown counts towards this 100hrs pilot-in-command time.
Pilots License hours breakdown:
150hrs total flight time.
100hrs of Pilot-in-Command
50hrs of which must be in
10hrs of Instrument Flight
1 Written Examination.
1 Combined Flight and Oral
To act as a commercial pilot you are
required to hold a valid Class 2 medical certificate, this certificate would be required of crop dusters, charter pilots,
corporate pilots, and anyone else who flies commercially. The certificate is
good for 1 year for commercial activities and 2 or 3 years for private pilot
If you already hold a airplane
certificate/rating, you many be able to reduce your course cost if you are able
to count your accrued time towards an "Add-on Helicopter Certificate" or skip
the private and attain a commercial directly.
For pricing information regarding this
course or any other course listed on this web site please contact us directly by at the school or submitting our information request form.
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