What You Will Learn
How to Fly Professionally
Commercial Rules & Regulations
Helicopter Power Management
How to Use Good Judgment
Pinnacles & Confined Areas
Additional Specialized Skill Modules
And So Much More
During the commercial portion of your training, we continue to refine your skills and help you learn more advanced flying techniques so you will be prepared for that first commercial job.
When you first start your commercial training, we work on building your experience flying to different locations and airports so you become comfortable flying into new areas. As well as, start to incorporate more real world scenarios you will find yourself in down the road as a commercial pilot.
The later part of your commercial training focuses on refining your flight knowledge and abilities so that you will not only get hired for your first pilot job but have the skills to keep it. You will learn advanced auto-rotation techniques, different ways to do off-airport landings and a higher level of helicopter control necessary to be a safe commercial pilot.
The FAA minimum required hours, for a Part 61 Commercial Pilot Certificate is around an additional 30 or so hours of ground (depending on the student) and an additional 90 hours of PIC, or Pilot In Command, time. This is following the completed Private Pilot Course, as well as after becoming an FAA approved private pilot. Every hour you fly after that is considered, Pilot In Command time. A minimum of 20 hours of that time must be dual instruction with a Certified Flight Instructor. Although, we do highly suggest as much flight time as possible be done with your instructor, because there are many advanced techniques to be learned and become proficient at at the commercial pilot level. As well as being with your instructor, we will hold to you that commercial standard every flight.