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Private Pilot Helicopter Certificate Course — Additional Rating 

Course Objectives
This course is for a pilot who already holds a private pilot certificate of a different aircraft category such as an airplane. During the course the student will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully complete the FAA Private Helicopter Pilot additional rating practical test.

Course Description
During the flight portion of the course, the student will learn how to perform basic flight maneuvers and will gain the skills required to fly the helicopter. The student  will also learn how to successfully respond to emergency situations by performing practice autorotations, low rotor rpm recovery, and simulated engine failure to name a few.

During the ground training, the student will learn the rules and regulations of the FAA. The student will learn about the performance and limitations of the helicopter, aerodynamics, the national airspace system and flight planning.

Course Outline and Hours

Dual Flight Training 20 Hours
Solo Flight Training 10 Hours
Dual Ground Training 10 Hours
Total cost $10,050 ($9,400 with frequent flier discount