Commercial Helicopter Pilot Additional Rating

A Commercial Helicopter Pilot Additional Rating allows you to add a rotorcraft category and helicopter class ratings to your existing pilot license. An Instrument Rating is not required to complete this course, although recommended for pilots on our Career Program.

Course Information

The student will learn how to fly a helicopter building upon skill and knowledge previously acquired from previous pilot experience. At the end of the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Additional Rating Course, you will have acquired the aeronautical knowledge and flight proficiency necessary to pass the required tests to add Commercial Pilot privileges to your existing pilot license.

Enrollment Prerequisites

  • Candidates must hold at minimum a Private Pilot license for airplanes.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Read, speak, write and understand English
  • Hold at least a current 3rd class medical certificate
  • Be 18 years of age or older

* 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 for the R22 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, the knowledge test, the FAA’s practical test and your medical certificate may vary slightly.

Robinson R-22 Option

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Dual Flight Instruction 25.0 $305 $7,625
Ground Instruction 20.0 $50 $1,000
Dual Simulator Instruction 5.0 $165 $825
Pre/Post Briefing 18.4 $50 $920
Commercial Helicopter Pilot Additional Rating Total $10,370

Robinson R-44 Option

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Dual Flight Instruction 25.0 $575 $14,375
Ground Instruction 20.0 $50 $1,000
Dual Simulator Instruction 5.0 $165 $825
Pre/Post Briefing 18.4 $50 $920
Commercial Helicopter Pilot Additional Rating Total $17,120