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PRIVATE LICENCE

Our goal at National Helicopters is to help you achieve your dream of becoming a private helicopter pilot. Whether you intend to embark on an aviation career or simply fly for leisure, we can help you get started.

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.

 

 

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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.

PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE - HELICOPTER:

 

PRIVILEGES:

The Holder of a Private Pilot Licence - Helicopter May Act as Pilot-in-Comand or Co-Pilot of a Helicopter For Which The Licence Is Endorsed.

 

VALID FOR:

4 years if holder is under 40.

2 years if holder is 40 or over.

 

KNOWLEDGE:

40 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 45 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 12 hrs solo flight time - including 5 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

PRIVATE LICENCE PRICING:

Ground School Tuition

Pilot Study Kit

45 hours flight training @ 585/hr (on the Robinson R22)

TOTAL

$ 1,100

$ 550

$ 26,325

$ 27,975

PRIVATE 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

Ground School Tuition

Pilot Study Kit

30 hours flight training @ $585/hr (on the Robinson R22)

TOTAL

PRIVATE ALTERNATE LICENCE PRICING:

$ 550

$ 550

$ 17,550

$ 18,450

Read what clients have to say about National Helicopters

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Reviewer: Nazz Tiangco

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5 out of 5 stars

Riding over Niagara Falls gives you a completely different view and feeling for just how big this river and power plant system is

Reviewer: Donald Armold

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5 out of 5 stars

Everything was amazing! Great staff, communications and experience. We arrived early and they got us in early, private ride! The views were outstanding and they took our pictures for free. I would highly recommend- don't miss out!

Reviewer: Stacey Parrish

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5 out of 5 stars

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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