Course in Helicopter Training

Top Courses in Helicopter Training

A course can refer to a series of classes required to earn a degree or certificate, or it can refer to a single class. Academic courses made up of a series of classes can take a semester to complete or several years. Singular courses typically last one academic semester.

What is a course in helicopter training? Whether you have aspirations to be a career helicopter pilot or just want to make flying a new hobby, private pilot helicopter training courses are often a good place to start. Courses are usually a combination of flight and ground school. Students typically train one-on-one with their instructor. Each level of training can build a student’s confidence, knowledge and skill base. First, you learn the how and why of helicopter flight. You may learn to control the aircraft, how to take off and land as well as in-flight maneuvers. Once you have completed your private pilot course, you need to achieve a commercial pilot license in order to make a career out of it.

Learning to fly equips you with many valuable skills. You gain situational awareness that makes you a safer pilot and car driver. You learn to think on your feet and respond to changing circumstances quickly and confidently, which translates positively to other areas of life.

Courses may be offered by various airports large and small. Depending on where the courses are offered, costs can vary widely. Contact the organization responsible for the course for more information about costs.

There are many careers available as a helicopter pilot. Flight instructors are almost always in demand. You will need to take a course to get your instructor license. You might provide tours for a wide variety of exciting locations. Tourists usually pay top-dollar for these experiences. Many helicopter pilots join the military or work as contractors for the military.

Some helicopter training courses allow you to take ground schools and simulations online, but flight training will require you to report to a specific location. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Commercial Pilot License (H)

Superior Air
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months Open Enrollment Greece Megara + 1 more

The aim of the Commercial Pilot License (H) modular course is to train PPL (H) or ICAO/JAA pilot license holders to the level of proficiency necessary to operate single-pilot single-engine helicopters in commercial air transportation. You will also be able to obtain the EASA CPL(H). [+]

Our ATPL Modular Course is designed to offer high level training to students wishing to become professional pilots completing their training as separate modules. This course is usually preferred from people that wish to have the distance learning option in the ground training and/or do not have the time to follow the integrated program which is more demanding. No previous experience is required to start this course. Using modern equipment and aircraft, Superior Air will provide training of the highest level to promote your upcoming aviation career. If the applicant is a holder of a PPL or a non JAA licence, the appropriate modular course for CPL, IR, ME, MCC, Night Qualification and ATPL Theory has to be followed. Applicants for this course have the choice between Residential and Distance Learning Theoretical Training courses. When you finish our modular course you will hold a commercial pilot’s license CPL (A), the Multi Engine Class Rating (ME), the Instrument Rating (IR) and the ATPL Theory credit. The MCC Course is also an option. That means that when you finish your training you will know everything you need and will have received all the training necessary to start your career as a pilot. In Superior Air we would like to take your training a step beyond the European Regulations. We will give our best to build Airmanship as well as a great aviator’s character and all the skills necessary for you to be a complete professional pilot. After all, it’s not just... [-]


PBN – Performance Based Navigation Course

Queen Noor Civil Aviation Technical College
Campus Full time 7 days September 2019 Jordan Amman

This course provides participants with insights of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) concepts and their application for the planning and design of PBN airspace, in accordance with ICAO's Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). [+]

PBN – Performance Based Navigation Course ICAO Code: 059

Duration: 7 days

Description: This course provides participants with insights of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) concepts and their application for the planning and design of PBN airspace, in accordance with ICAO's Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

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Qualified Military Pilot Bridge Course (QMP)

Horizon International Flight Academy
Campus Full time 21 weeks September 2019 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The aim of the course is to train Qualified Military Pilots to obtain a GCAA CPL (H) license. [+]

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train Qualified Military Pilots to obtain a GCAA CPL (H) license.

Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge : 300 hours "Optional" Flying Training : 15 hours Duration of the Course : 21 weeks Structure of the Course

The syllabus of the QMP (H) Course covers the following subjects:

Air Law Aircraft General Knowledge incl. Instrumentation Mass & Balance Aircraft Performance Flight Planning Human Performance Meteorology Navigation Radio Navigation Operational Procedures Principles of Flight Communications Entry Requirements Meet the GCAA Class One medical standard Proficiency in English is expected - ICAO Level 3 before commencing the course and ICAO Level 4 at license issue A QMP who has been on active or non-active flying within the past 12 months GCAA Class 1 Medical Certificate Have successfully completed a course in military/police ground and flying training and been awarded wings by the Armed Forces Possess a minimum of 500 total flying hours, of which the flying experience recorded during military/police flying training must fulfill the following: 100 flying hours must be pilot in command hours; 20 flying hours must be cross-country under instruction; 10 flying hours must be instrument under instruction or for Instrument rating, 40 flying hours of instrument under instruction; 5 flying hours at night A military/police pilot will only be eligible for an ATPL if he has more than 500 flight hours on multi-crew transport aircraft A military pilot shall be required to meet the aeronautical experience requirements... [-]

Combined FAA / EASA Professional Pilot Course Program (Helicopter)

Bristow Academy
Campus Full time 20 months September 2019 USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield + 2 more

Bristow Academy’s combined FAA/EASA Professional Pilot Program provides complete European certification by combining EASA CPL(H) training with FAA training components. This course is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). [+]

Bristow Academy’s combined FAA/EASA Professional Pilot Program provides complete European certification by combining EASA CPL(H) training with FAA training components. This course is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) FAA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) FAA Instrument Rating (IR) EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Duration 20 months Approx. Flight Hours 216.2 *This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. [-]

Course in EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (Helicopter)

Bristow Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield + 2 more

Bristow Academy’s EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) program is designed for students wishing to obtain employment within the European flight market. [+]

Bristow Academy’s EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) program is designed for students wishing to obtain employment within the European flight market.

This program meets the minimum requirement of 135 hours of flight training to meet the flying experience requirements of EASA Part FCL 1178/2011 Annex 1, Appendices 3 and 4. Classes start in January, May, and September and are limited to 14 students in each class.

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) Duration 12 months Approx. Flight Hours 138.5 *This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. [-]

Professional Helicopter Pilot Course Program

Bristow Academy
Campus Full time 10 months September 2019 USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield + 2 more

Bristow Academy’s FAA Professional Pilot Program is a comprehensive curriculum of ground and flight instruction designed to develop students into professional aviators. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) are available as add-on components. This program, in conjunction with the CFI and CFII courses, is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). [+]

Bristow Academy’s FAA Professional Pilot Program is a comprehensive curriculum of ground and flight instruction designed to develop students into professional aviators. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) are available as add-on components. This program, in conjunction with the CFI and CFII courses, is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) R44 Transition FAA Instrument Rating (IR) FAA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Duration 10 months Approx. Flight Hours

151.5

*This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. ... [-]


Aircraft and Helicopter Private Pilot License PPL (A) (H)

Pilot training center/ Pilotų Mokykla
Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The aim of the Private Pilot PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. [+]

PPL (A) - Private pilot licence DESCRIPTION

The aim of the Private Pilot PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. To students who have successfully passed theory exams and skill test Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) provides private pilot licence. The holder of PPL licence becomes entitled to fly as pilot-in-command or co-pilot in aircrafts, which are recorded in a pilot licence.

SUBJECTS Air Law and Operational Procedures Aircraft General Knowledge Navigation Aircraft Flight Manual Communication Principles of Flight Meteorology Flight Performance and Planning Human Performance and Limitations REQUIREMENTS Minimum age: An applicant for a PPL(A) shall be at least 17 years of age Medical fitness: An applicant for a PPL(A) shall hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate. PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE – PPL: TIME / HOURS Flights with Cessna 150/152 (41 hours) 41 Flights with simulator (4 hours) 4 Private pilot theory * 100 Learning material (Oxford books) Flight exam with CAA inspector 1:30 ... [-]

Course: Commercial Helicopter Pilot License (CPLH + Instrument Rating)

World Aviation Helicopters Flight Academy
Campus Full time 281 - 497 hours Open Enrollment Spain Málaga

This course is designed for the student to gain the necessary skills and experience to work as a commercial helicopter pilot operating multi-engine helicopters under VFR and IFR conditions. [+]

This course is designed for the student to gain the necessary skills and experience to work as a commercial helicopter pilot operating multi-engine helicopters under VFR and IFR conditions.

On completing the course, you will receive an EASA CPL-H Commercial Helicopter Pilot´s License entitling you to fly a helicopter as a paid professional. This allows the holder to work as a Pilot in tasks such as passenger transport, security service flights including coast guard, search and rescue, surveillance, fire-fighting, sling operations as well as aerial filming and photography to name but a few.

The Integrated Program will take the student without previous knowledge or experience all the way to the required level of competence to achieve the CPL-H.... [-]


Course: Private Pilot License (PPLH)

World Aviation Helicopters Flight Academy
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 157 hours Open Enrollment Spain Málaga + 1 more

The aim of our Private Pilot License PPL (H) course is to train the student to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules either for recreational purposes or as part of commercial pilot training. This course includes everything a new pilot needs to become a Private Helicopter Pilot. [+]

The aim of our Private Pilot License PPL (H) course is to train the student to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules either for recreational purposes or as part of commercial pilot training. This course includes everything a new pilot needs to become a Private Helicopter Pilot.

The PPL-H program consists of 112 hours of theory instruction and the following Flight-training:

45:00 hours of flight training in the R22.

Ground school: At the flight school or independent study. On-line instructions are available.

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Multi-engine Helicopters Type Ratings

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Caiolo

These ratings allow you to fly with multi-engine turbine helicopters. The course must be repeated also for those who need to renewal type rating which has expired by more than 3 years. [+]

Privileges

These ratings allow you to fly with multi-engine turbine helicopters. The course must also be repeated for those who need to renewal type rating which has expired by more than 3 years.

Pre-requisites

This course can be attended by private and commercial pilots who have at least 70 flight hours as pilot in command or student pilot who is attending the full ATPL course. For the IFR extension of the rating, it is necessary either to have completed the first part of the IR course or already hold an IR certificate on another helicopter.

Theoretical Course

The theoretical course is organized by the Academy.

Practical Course

The planning office organizes the appointments with the instructors for booking the flight hours on request.... [-]


Private Pilot License – Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time 4 months October 2019 Italy Caiolo

With the Private Pilot License you’ll be able to pilot helicopters for tourism. [+]

Privileges

With the Private Pilot License you’ll be able to pilot helicopters for tourism.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceeding pending.

Even though the medical examination (2^ class certification) is not required by law in order to start the course, we highly recommend our students to perform it: the validity is five years for pilots under 40 and two years for pilots over 40. You may contact for free the planning office to book the medical, which must be taken in an Aeromedical Center (see the General Information page).

It is necessary to be 16 years old for the first solo flight and 17 for the final skill test.... [-]


Commercial Pilot License – Integrated Course - Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time 9 months October 2019 Italy Caiolo

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The integrated course permits the student to enter directly in the professional world of helicopters, without any aviation pre-requisite. [+]

Privileges

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The integrated course permits the student to enter directly in the professional world of helicopters, without any aviation pre-requisite.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceedings pending.

To apply for a CPL course you must show basic knowledge of mathematics and physics and a good awareness of thEnglishsh language which will be tested through an entry exam before enrolment.

Even though the medical examination (1^ class certification) is not required by law in order to start the course we highly recommend you to perform it. You may contact for free the planning office of our Academy to book the medical, which must be taken in an Aeromedical Center (see the General Information page). You have to be at least 18 years old to perform the final skill test.... [-]


Commercial Pilot License - Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Caiolo

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. [+]

Privileges

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The modular course (step by step) allows you to get the professional license approaching from the private license. Every step can be planned in different periods, in the way to build your own course.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceedings pending.

To apply for a CPL course, you must show basic knowledge of mathematics and physics and a good awareness of the English language which will be tested through an entry exam before enrolment, PPL License and 150 hours of flight minimum.... [-]


Flight Instructor Courses - Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Caiolo

The Flight Instructor Course will lead you to a Qualification Which Entitles to train students for the ppl and for type rating on aircraft single engine. [+]

Privileges

The Flight Instructor Course will lead you to a Qualification which entitles to train students for the Ppl and for Type Rating on Aircraft Single Engine. The Flight Instructor can train Cpl Student Pilots after having flown 200 training hours and can also instruct trainee instructors after they have flown 500 training hours.

Instrumental Rating Instructor can train for the Ifr Part of Modular Courses, Integrated Courses and for Extension on a Multi-Engine Helicopter if he/she holds the tri requisites.

Type Rating Instructor can train for Type Rating Courses on Me Helicopters.

Pre-requisites

For Flight Instructors Candidates: Cpl holders must have 250 helicopter flight hours, of which 100 hours as Pic; Ppl holders must have 200 helicopter flight hours as pic and also must have passed the Cpl or Atpl Theory Exam.... [-]


Instrumental Rating Course on Multi-engines Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Caiolo

With this course, you will be able to fly according to the regulations of instrumental flight on certified helicopters. [+]

Privileges

With this course, you will be able to fly according to the regulations of instrumental flight on certified helicopters.

Pre-requisites

This rating can be attended by a private pilot who holds night rating with at least 50 hours of cross-country or a pilot who is training for a CPL modular course, an integrated ATPL course or a pilot who already holds a CPL license.

Theoretical Course

The theoretical course is the same as the ATPL course for specific subjects, with a dispensation for some lesson hours. It is advisable, however, for pilots with a PPL license or those who have attended a CPL or APTL course for more than 5 years, to repeat all the ATPL theory lessons in order to be better prepared (at no further cost).... [-]