Must log a minimum of 40 hours flight time in a helicopter, which includes the following:
The bottom line of the FAA regulations is that they require a minimum of 40 hours of flight training, as well as a passing grade of 70% or better on a written examination, successfully passing an FAA oral examination and a flight test. Due to the volume of knowledge and the level of skill required, very few students are ready to take the test at 40 hours of flight training. A more realistic estimate is 50 to 70 hours of flight training and 20 to 40 hours of ground training.
30 hours minimum flight time in a helicopter, which includes the following:
The Private Pilot Add-on Helicopter Rating can realistically be obtained at 30 to 40 hours of flight training and 15 to 20 hours of ground training. This of course depends on your overall aviation experience, your ability and skill level and the effort you put into the program. You are not required to take the FAA written examination.
We require that all of our student’s successfully pass their written examination prior to their first solo flight. It is our goal to insure that all of our students pass their written examination with a passing grade of 90% or better. We have developed a training strategy that allows our students to achieve this level of success, time and time again.