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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