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45 North Aviation

Private Helicopter Pilot Training

Looking to become a private helicopter pilot? Contact 45 North Aviation! We offer flight training and information on getting certified from authroized flight instructors.

private pilot license eligibilty and requirements


Age 16 to become a student pilot, 17 to become a private pilot - Rotorcraft.

Able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.

Pass a written knowledge test (multiple choice questions).

Receive flight training and logbook endorsements from an authorized Flight Instructor. Minimum 40 hours flight time. (30 hours dual instruction and 10 hours solo flight).

Meet certain experience requirements  (i.e. cross country and night flying).

Pass a practical flight test and oral exam with an FAA Examiner.

Hold at least a Class 3 Medical Certificate.

Hourly Dual Instruction Rates:

R44 $699 wet/solo

Instructor $100.00 Flight or Ground

The national average for initial Private Pilot Rotocraft is 50-60 hrs (4 to 6 weeks).