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Helicopter private pilot add on requirements:

Minimum requirements for a Add on private pilot certificate Rotorcraft

NO FAA Written Exam Required

Must Hold a Private (or higher) Pilot Certificate

Hold a Current 3rd Class (or higher) FAA Medical Certificate

Complete 20 hours Dual Instruction minimum flight time

Complete 10 hrs of Solo Flight


FAA Oral and Practical Flight Test

Robinson R-44 

$650.00 per Hour Includes Instructor 

Cleveland Ohio,

Helicopter Flight Training 

Private Pilot - Helicopter FAA Rating Requirements:

Minimum 17 Years Old to Take Flight Test (age 16 for Student Pilot & Solo) 
Must Read, Write, Understand, and Speak English 
Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (Prior to first Solo Flight) 
Complete 40 hours Minimum Flight Time Including 10 hrs of Solo Flight


FAA Oral and Practical Flight Test 
FAA Written Knowledge Test

40 - Hours (Minimum) Total Pilot Time in Helicopters Must Include the following

30 - hours of "dual" flight instruction and 10 hours of "solo" flight 
3 - hours of dual cross-country flight training 
3 - hours dual instruction at night
10 - hours of Required "Solo" Flight Must Include: 

3 - hours cross-country time.
one cross-country flight of 100 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight being a straight-line distance of at least 25 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations.
3 hours cross-country time.

Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test in a helicopter, which must have been performed within 60 days preceding the date of the test (check ride).

The average length of time it takes to get a Helicopter Private Pilot certificate is 50-60 hours.

Paratus Air has a unique approach on flight training! Set your own pace as we offer one on one helicopter training. Paratus Air can take you from zero experience all the way through your CFII.  We have a fleet of Robinson Helicopters to chose from! Learn to fly in our Robinson R-44 with A/C.​ Call our office today 914-FLY-HELI to receive full detail on becoming a helicopter pilot!

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