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Flight School Commercial License

100 Hour Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training

The holder of a Commercial Pilot Helicopter License may act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot for any type of helicopter endorsed on one’s license engaged in providing a commercial air service. Candidates must be 18 years of age to hold the license and assessed as fit to hold a Category 1 Aviation Medical. We recommend that you have this completed before starting your training. The full course requires 80 hours of ground school, a successful written examination with Transport Canada, 100 hours of training in helicopters and a successful flight test with and Transport Canada designated examiner. And, yes, we have one on staff....Jean-Marc!

Flying Training

Transport Canada requires a minimum of 100 hours of flight training in helicopters which shall include 35 hours as PIC and 10 hours PIC cross Country and the following: 55 hours dual instruction including 5 hours cross country and 10 hours instrument training 35 hours solo flying, including 10 hours cross country.

100 Hour Commercial Helicopter Pilot License Training Costs

Minimum Cost$ 52,033
AGE:Candidates must be 18 years of age to hold the license
MEDICAL FITNESS:Assessed as fit to hold a Category 1 Aviation Medical
KNOWLEDGE:Candidates will complete at least 80 hours of groundschool and a Transport Canada written exam
EXPERIENCE:Transport Canada requires a minimum of 100 hours of flight training in helicopters which shall include:

- 55 hours dual instruction including 5 hours cross country and 10 hours instrument training
- 35 hours solo flying, including 10 hours cross country
SKILL:Successful completion of a flight test to the standard outlined by Transport Canada
COST OUTLINE:100 hours in Robinson R22 @ $495 / hour
Groundschool
Books and Equipment
Enrolment Fee
Language Proficiency Exam
Licensing Fee
Written Exam Fee
Flight Test Fee
Medical Exam
Student Services
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Flying Package

We do offer various packages thanks to our diversified fleet.  One popular option is to complete the majority of the training, including the flight test, on the R22, and the remaining hours on either and R44 or Bell 206.  Ultimately, you can design your own package with the combination of hours and helicopter that most suits your desires.  Having experience on a slightly larger helicopter and, especially one more commonly used in the industry, is definitely a plus to getting your start!

Hourly rate for the Robinson 44 (instructor and fuel) : $700 per hour (special price for students doing their license with 49 North Helicopters. Regular price at $750)


Hourly rate for the Bell 206 (instructor and fuel) : $1050 per hour (special price for students doing their license with 49 North Helicopters. Regular price at $1125)

Instructor rate training on customer's machine : $175 per hour

Call us at 250-202-4899
Contact us at mail@49northhelicopters.com