Baltimore Helicopter Flying

Our Offered Courses

R22 DEMO FLIGHT 

30 minutes, Training provided in a R22, $180

60 minutes, Training provided in a R22, $335

CABRI DEMO FLIGHT 

30 minutes, Training provided in a Cabri, $225

60 minutes, Training provided in the Cabri, $450

PRIVATE PILOT HELICOPTER RATING 

35 hours required (30 hours dual with instructor, 5 hours solo) Training provided in a Robinson R22 Beta II.


PRIVATE PILOT HELICOPTER - ADDITIONAL RATING 

35 hours required (30 hours dual with instructor, 5 hours solo) Training provided in a Robinson R22 Beta II. 


INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER PILOT RATING 

35 hour required (35 hours dual with instructor) Training provided in a Robinson R22 Beta II.


INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER PILOT RATING - ADDITIONAL RATING  

15 hour required (15 hours dual with instructor) Training provided in a Robinson R22 Beta II.


COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER PILOT RATING 

20 hours required (15 VFR dual with instructor, 5 IFR dual with instructor, 35 hours solo) Training provided in a Robinson R22 Beta II.


COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER PILOT RATING - ADDITIONAL RATING 

20 hours required (15 VFR dual with instructor, 5 IFR dual with instructor, 35 hours solo) Training provided in a Robinson R22 Beta II.

*all estimates are before discount program

     Learning to fly a helicopter is one of the most exciting things you can learn how to do. You can see the world from one of the most unique perspectives and train for some of the most interesting jobs as a professional pilot. Aviation career opportunities for helicopter pilots include flying tours, powerline patrol, EMS/Medivac, news, police, air taxi or charter, or servicing oil rigs offshore to name a few. The demand for professional pilots is at an all-time high and only predicted to grow as the industry grows. There is a very real pilot shortage which means there are guaranteed jobs available with great pay with opportunity for advancement and financial reward.

     After your first solo, training tends to go very quickly. Your instructor will keep track of your progress and make sure that you’re completing all the requirements. You’ll be doing ground school concurrently with your flight training so that you’ll be ready to take your written test. Once your written test and flight requirements are complete and you’re proficient at your flying, your instructor will give you an endorsement to take the oral and practical exam. You’ll take the oral and practical exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. When you pass the exam, the Examiner will issue your new private Pilot certificate.

     The process of learning to fly is challenging, but very rewarding. You’ll start by flying the helicopter with an instructor to learn the basics. You’ll learn how to fly straight and level, do climbs, turns, and descents and then move on to learning how to hover, execute emergency procedures, and more. Once you’ve mastered all the required maneuvers, your flight instructor will give you an endorsement for your first solo. You will never forget the first time you fly an aircraft solo. It will be, without a doubt, one of the most unforgettable moments of your life. We teach you to fly in two stages. First, you’ll learn how to handle the helicopter which leads to your first solo flight. Our goal is to get you to that point in your training between 20-25 hours of flight training. Now that you have soloed and know how to fly a helicopter, we move on to the second phase of training, teaching you to become a pilot.

     When people ask how long this training will take, we can tell you that it will take approximately 20-25 hours from the time of your first solo flight. Those 20-25 hours are simply meeting the FAA requirements for you to take the practical test. The hardest part of flying a helicopter is learning how to hover safely. For some people this comes easy, for others it takes a lot more practice.

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