TORONTO:  1-866-361-1100

NIAGARA:   1-800-491-3117

COMMERCIAL LICENCE

Our goal at National Helicopters is to help you achieve your dream of becoming a commercial helicopter pilot. Our highly trained instructors have a wide variety of experience in all types of helicopter operations. Contact us today and take your first step towards your career in aviation!

PREREQUISITES:

  1. An applicant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or a person lawfully admitted to Canada for flight training.
  2. An applicant may commence flight training at any age, but must be 16 years of age prior to first solo and 17 years of age for the issue of a private licence - helicopter.
  3. Prior to first solo, an applicant must successfully complete a medical examination by a Transport Canada approved medical doctor.

 

 

Click here to search for Civil Aviation Medical Examiners near you.

GROUND SCHOOL

 

Ground school is held at our Bolton Heliport and Cornwall Flight Training Campus. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm until 4 pm on a rotating basis and are taught by qualified flight instructors. Students are welcome to join at any time. If a class is missed, you can make it up during the next round.

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE - HELICOPTER:

 

  • Age: Minimum 18
  • Medical: Minimum Category 1
  • Valid for: 1 year if holder is under 40 - 6 months if holder is 40 or over

 

PRIVILEGES:

  1. The holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter may exercise the privileges of a Private Helicopter Licence; and
  2. For the purpose of providing a commercial air service:
  1. Act as pilot-in-command of a helicopter for which the licence is endorsed that is not required to be operated by more than one pilot, and
  2. Act as co-pilot of a helicopter of any type for which the licence is endorsed.

 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • 80 hrs of ground school
  • Pass 100 question multiple choice exam obtaining at least 60% in each of 4 subject areas as well as 60% in the overall exam.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 100 hrs total helicopter time; with Minimum 55 hrs dual flight time - including 10 hrs of instrument flight time and 5 hrs of cross-country flight time.
  • Minimum 35 hrs solo flight time - including 10 hrs of cross-country flight time with 1 cross-country flight of not less than 2 hrs flight time from the point of departure and 3 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure.

 

SKILL:

Pass a flight test of approximately 1.5 hrs

TRAINING COSTS

 

National Helicopters realizes that getting your helicopter licence is a large investment in your future. That's why National works hard to keep training costs extremely competitive within the industry and, most importantly, affordable for every student.

COMMERCIAL LICENCE PRICING: PACKAGE A

Ground School Tuition

Pilot Study Kit

100 hours flight training @ $550/hr (on the Robinson R22)

TOTAL

$ 1.100

$ 350

$ 55.000

$ 56.450

COMMERCIAL LICENCE PRICING: PACKAGE B

Ground School Tuition

Pilot Study Kit

90 hours flight training @ $550/hr (on the Robinson R22)

10 hours flight training @ $1300/hr (on the Bell JetRanger)

TOTAL

$ 1.100

$ 350

$ 49.500

$ 13.000

$ 63.950

COMMERCIAL LICENCE PRICING: PACKAGE C

Ground School Tuition

Pilot Study Kit

80 hours flight training @ $550/hr (on the Robinson R22)

20 hours flight training @ $1300/hr (on the Bell JetRanger)

TOTAL

$ 1.100

$ 350

$ 44.000

$ 26.000

$ 71.450

COMMERCIAL ALTERNATE CATEGORY - HELICOPTER:

 

ELIGIBILITY

You must hold a valid Private or Commercial Licence - Aeroplane

 

VALID FOR:

Same as the Private Licence - Helicopter

 

PRIVILEGES:

Same as the Private Licence - Helicopter

 

KNOWLEDGE:

20 hrs of ground school

Pass 30 question multiple choice (CHRAC) exam by obtaining at least 60%.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 30 hrs total helicopter time; with minimum 17 hrs dual flight time - including 5 hrs of instrument flight time and 3 hrs of cross-country flight time.

 

Minimum 8 hrs solo flight time - including 3 hrs of cross-country flight time with 1 cross-country flight of not less than 100 nautical miles and 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure.

 

SKILL:

Pass a flight test of approximately 1.5 hrs

COMMERCIAL ALTERNATE LICENCE PRICING:

Ground School Tuition

Pilot Study Kit

50 hours flight training @ $550/hr (on the Robinson R22)

10 hours flight training @ $1300/hr (on the Bell JetRanger)

TOTAL

$ 550

$ 350

$ 27.500

$ 13,000

$ 41,400

Would you like more information about pilot training?

Email us at school@nationalhelicopters.com, call us toll free at 1-866-361-1100 or fill out the contact form below and we will send you our full flight training information package.

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