Commercial Pilot License – CPL(H)

A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) permits the holder to be compensated and work for hire as a helicopter pilot.


  • No minimum age to start training
  • Minimum of 16 years of age to fly solo
  • Minimum of 17 years of age to obtain certification
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must show evidence of U.S citizenship or receive approval from the TSA to begin training
  • Prior to solo flight must obtain at least a Basic Medical or FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate

Must obtain a minimum of 40hrs in a helicopter including:

20 hrs of dual flight instruction, including:

  • 3 hours of dual cross-country flight
  • 3 hours of night flight, including 50nm cross-country and 10 takeoffs and landings
  • 3 hours preparation for the flight test

10 hrs of solo flight time, including:

  • 3 hours of cross-country flight, including 75nm cross-country
  • Must complete a course of ground instruction with a Certified Flight or Ground Instructor
  • Must take and pass an FAA written test
  • Must take and pass an FAA oral and practical flight test with an FAA – designated pilot examiner (check-ride)

Cost Breakdown:

  • 40hrs flight training (includes ground training)
  • Knowledge Test and Books $350
  • 3rd Class Medical Certificate $175
  • Examiner Fee and Checkride (2.5hr helicopter time, $800 examiner fee, $200 examiner drive fee)
  • Total price for Private Rotorcraft – Helicopter Certificate

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