For students on private or commercial courses, we do not require large sums of money in advance. Students are given an itemized invoice each Friday which is paid on the Monday. All prices include all taxes.






The minimum flight hour requirement for a commercial helicopter license is 100 hours of flight time.

Commercial License - Piston
100hrs in Robinson R22 C$50,500 
80hrs ground school, books, flight test fee, admin and all other fees C$1400 
Total C$51,900 

If the student has a commercial fixed wing license then the minimum requirement for a commercial helicopter license falls to 60 hours ('alternate category'):
Commercial License - Piston, Alternate Category
60hrs in Robinson R22 C$30,300 
20hrs ground school,ground, books, flight test fee, admin and all other fees C$700 
Total C$31,000 

If the student has a private helicopter license then the minimum requirement for a commercial helicopter license falls to 60 hours:
Commercial License - Piston, Student with PPL(H)
60hrs in Robinson R22 C$30,300 
40hrs ground school, books, flight test fee, admin and all other fees C$800 
Total C$31,100 


Turbine/Jetranger or R44 rating
An option for students seeking a career as a helicopter pilot is a turbine rating on a Bell 206B Jet Ranger, or an R44 Robinson. This requires usually between 5 to 10 hours of flying and can be completed as part of the 100 hour flight requirement. Please call to discuss the extra cost, and also to discuss the pro's and con's of spending the extra money. 






Courses & Costs - Private License
The minimum flight hour requirement for a private helicopter license is 45 hours:

(Please note the average private student across Canada takes 61 hours to complete this license)

Private License - Piston
45hrs in Robinson R22 C$22,725 
40hrs ground school, books, flight test fee, admin and all other fees C$800  
Total C$23,525 

If the student has a private fixed wing license, or higher, then the minimum requirement for a private helicopter license falls to 30 hours ('alternate category'):
(Please note the average private student across Canada takes 61 hours to complete this license)
Private License - Piston, Alternative Category
30hrs in Robinson R22 C$15,150 
20hrs ground school, books, flight test fee, admin and all other fees C$600
Total C$15,650 

Important Notes

Your personal pilot medical fees on all courses are not included. Fees usually vary between C$120 to C$200. A Transport Canada approved Certified Aviation Medical Examiner can be found here  http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-meac/l.aspx?lang=eng
The hours indicated above are Transport Canada minimums. Students may require longer, particularly for the 30hr private course




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