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Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:38

Career Pilot Program

Career Pilot Program

Utah Helicopter's career pilot program is designed for those who wish to become working commercial helicopter pilots. Students in the career pilot program will receive all training necessary to find jobs as commercial pilots or flight instructors in today’s demanding and booming aviation industry. Program members are also offered job placement assistance.

The following is a complete list of training received in the career pilot program:

  • Private Pilots license
  • Commercial Pilots license
  • Instrument Flight Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument Rating
  • 200 hours total flight time
  • Books, materials, and check-ride fees are included in this estimate.


Estimated Total Cost: $90,400*


* This pricing is effective as of March 2018. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:35

Instrument Ratings Certifications

Instrument Ratings Certification

By learning how to fly relying solely on helicopter instruments, you’ll be prepared for challenging weather conditions and flight emergencies while you’re in the sky. This type of knowledge and ability is an excellent investment for any pilot and is almost a must for a career pilot. In just the last decade, the standard ratings required by many employers have been adjusted to include various levels of instument certification due to the sophistication of new helicopters and stiffer insurance requirements. We offer three levels of instument training—the Instrument Certificate, the Add-On Instrument Certificate and the Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument (CFII) Certificate.


Instrument Certificate


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for an Instrument Certificate are:

  • Have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of simulated IFR training
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) cross-country flight hours
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy instument training includes:

  • 40 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44
  • 30 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $25,250.*

 


Add-On Instrument Certificate


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for an Add-On Instrument Certificate are:

  • Have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have your Instrument Certification
  • Have at least 15 hours of simulated IFR training in a Robinson R44
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy add-on instument training includes:

  • 15 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44
  • 10 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $9,775*

 


Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument (CFII) Certificate


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for a Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument (CFII) Certificate are:

  • Have a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Have an Instrument Certificate
  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of simulated IFR training
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) cross-country flight hours
  • Meet required standards to qualify for CFII certification
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy certified flight instructor/instrument training includes:

  • 10-15 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson IFR R44
  • 15 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $7,175*


* This pricing is effective as of March 2018. The costs for your books and written tests are not included in these numbers. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire any instrument ratings will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:34

Commercial Pilot Certification

Commercial Pilot Certification

This study program is designed as the next step for students who wish to make flying helicopters their career. It’s an even more challenging course, and the focus is to hone the flight skills to perfection as you build up your Pilot in Command (PIC) flight hours. When you achieve commercial pilot certification, you will be allowed to carry passengers and accept compensation for it. In addition, you will be prepared for the essential demands of flying as a professional by increasing your flight skills in busy and confined airspace.

The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify are:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be fluent in English (read, write, speak and understand it)
  • Hold a minimum of an FAA Class II Medical Certificate
  • Have TSA authorization for flight training (a federal security clearance)
  • Have completed a minimum of 150 total hours of flight time
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of dual instruction
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) flight hours
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy commercial pilot training includes:

  • 10 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R22
  • 10 hours instrument instruction in Robinson R22
  • 120 hours pilot-in-command (PIC) in Robinson Helicopter**
  • 30 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated Total Cost: $47,750*


* This pricing is effective as of May 2011. The costs for your medical exam, books and written test are not included in these numbers. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire your Commercial Pilot Certificate will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.

**This can include 40 hrs of Instrument Training

Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:33

Private Pilot Certification

Private Pilot Certification

No matter what your flight intentions are, this is where to start. A Private Pilot Certificate will qualify you to fly a helicopter on your own and carry passengers, but not for hire or compensation. You will learn flight maneuvers, safety, air traffic patterns, principles of cross-country navigation and also develop the skills to fly at night and in the mountains.

The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify are:

  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of the check ride
  • Be fluent in English (read, write, speak and understand it)
  • Hold an FAA Class III Medical Certificate
  • Have TSA authorization for flight training (a federal security clearance)
  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of flight time
  • Have completed a minimum of 10 hours of solo flight time
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 hours of dual instruction
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass a practical test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy private pilot training includes:

  • 30 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R22
  • 10 hours solo flight instruction in Robinson R22
  • 30 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $15,250*


*This pricing is effective as of March 2018. The costs for your medical exam, books and written test are not included in these numbers. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. The national average to complete a Private Pilot Course is 60-70 flight hours. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire your Private Pilot Certificate will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:11

Certified Flight Instructor

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR/INSTRUMENT
(CFI) & (CFII) CERTIFICATION

 

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The first job that many career helicopter pilots seek is a flight instructor position since it’s a great way to perfect their skills and build up hours in their flight logbooks. Teaching a skill requires absolute mastery of it. And it’s, by far, one of the best ways to become an outstanding pilot and share knowledge. In addition, a CFI Certificate is an excellent qualification to list on a resume.


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate are:

  • Have at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Meet required standards to qualify for CFI certification
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy certified flight instructor training includes:

  • 15-25 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R22
  • 25 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $6,850*


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Certificate are:

  • Obtain a second class medical certificate
  • Hold a certified flight instructor rating
  • Hold a FAA instrument rating
  • Pass a FAA written examination
  • Pass a FAA oral and flight test
  • Meet required standards to qualify for CFII


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy certified flight instructor training includes:

  • 10-15 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44 IFR
  • 15 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $7,175*


* This pricing is effective as of March 2018. The costs for your books and written tests are not included in these numbers. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.

Saturday, 09 March 2013 03:05

Instrument Ratings Certifications

Instrument Ratings Certifications

By learning how to fly relying solely on helicopter instruments, you’ll be prepared for challenging weather conditions and flight emergencies while you’re in the sky. This type of knowledge and ability is an excellent investment for any pilot and is almost a must for a career pilot. In just the last decade, the standard ratings required by many employers have been adjusted to include various levels of instument certification due to the sophistication of new helicopters and stiffer insurance requirements. We offer three levels of instument training—the Instrument Certificate, the Add-On Instrument Certificate and the Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument (CFII) Certificate.



Instrument Certificate


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for an Instrument Certificate are:
  • Have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of simulated IFR training
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) cross-country flight hours
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner

Utah Helicopter Flight Academy instument training includes:
  • 40 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44
  • 30 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride
Estimated total cost: $24,650.*



Add-On Instrument Certificate


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for an Add-On Instrument Certificate are:
  • Have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have your Instrument Certification
  • Have at least 15 hours of simulated IFR training in a Robinson R44
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner

Utah Helicopter Flight Academy add-on instument training includes:
  • 15 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44
  • 10 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride
Estimated total cost: $9,175*



Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) Certificate


The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for a Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument (CFII) Certificate are:
  • Have a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Have an Instrument Certificate
  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of simulated IFR training
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) cross-country flight hours
  • Meet required standards to qualify for CFII certification
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner

Utah Helicopter Flight Academy certified flight instructor/instrument training includes:
  • 10-15 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson IFR R44
  • 15 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride
Estimated total cost: $6,575*


* This pricing is effective as of March 2018. The costs for your books and written tests are not included in these numbers. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire any instrument ratings will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.
Thursday, 17 January 2013 13:30

Commercial Pilot Certification

Commercial Pilot Certification

This study program is designed as the next step for students who wish to make flying helicopters their career. It’s an even more challenging course, and the focus is to hone the flight skills to perfection as you build up your Pilot in Command (PIC) flight hours. When you achieve commercial pilot certification, you will be allowed to carry passengers and accept compensation for it. In addition, you will be prepared for the essential demands of flying as a professional by increasing your flight skills in busy and confined airspace.

The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify are:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be fluent in English (read, write, speak and understand it)
  • Hold a minimum of an FAA Class II Medical Certificate
  • Have TSA authorization for flight training (a federal security clearance)
  • Have completed a minimum of 150 total hours of flight time
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of dual instruction
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) flight hours
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner


Utah Helicopter Flight Academy commercial pilot training includes:

  • 10 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R22
  • 10 hours instrument instruction in Robinson R22
  • 120 hours pilot-in-command (PIC) in Robinson Helicopter**
  • 30 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated Total Cost: $47,750*


* This pricing is effective as of March 2018. The costs for your medical exam, books and written test are not included in these numbers. Our pricing is based on minimum times necessary to complete your training and may be higher depending on the number of instruction hours you actually need and the cost of fuel. Any additional hours that you may log in to acquire your Commercial Pilot Certificate will count towards the total hours you will need to finish your other certifications.

**This can include 40 hrs of Instrument Training

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