- 18 years old to start program
- 2nd class medical certificate
- Education: no requirements
- English: upper intermediate
The commercial helicopter pilot license opens up new horizons and allows you to perform helicopter flights for remuneration or hire. This certificate affirms that its operator is proficient, compliant, and can ensure the safety of passengers during all stages of flight.
The examination for the commercial certificate is far more difficult and requires enhanced flying experience and technique. The professional helicopter pilot has to perform all complex maneuvers safely such as landings and takoffs among challenging terrain. The pilot will also need to know the extensive aircraft systems as well as the principles of helicopter aerodynamics.
The student must also pass a theoretical written exam, as well as a check-ride with an examiner.
Those students who have completed the helicopter private pilot course but still needs additional time to meet the commercial requirements, may time build to gain those hours or enroll in the Instrument Course for Helicopters.