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Commercial Pilot Initial
To be eligible for a commercial rotorcraft pilot certificate, you must:

Be at least 18 years of age.
Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
Hold at least a private pilot certificate.
Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of this section that apply to
the aircraft category and class rating sought.
Pass the knowledge test.
Pass the practical test.

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The minimum requirements for the Commercial Helicopter certificate under FAA Part 141 are as follows:
 
If you are applying for a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating, you must log at least 115 * hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least: *(Part 141 Only)
 
30 hours of training on the areas of operation as listed for this rating that includes at least 5 hours of instrument training in an aircraft,

One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in day VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure,

One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in night VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure

10 hours of solo flight in a helicopter on the areas of operation as listed for this rating, which includes at least:

One cross-country flight with landings at a minimum of three points, with one segment consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure, and

5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern).
 
Commercial 61 Costs

 
* Must have 100 Flight Hours in Powered Aircraft w/10 hrs Instrument.
**No Written Test Required for Add-on.


Note: Times are based on FAA Minimum Flight Time.

NOTE: All number and prices are subject to change and all hours are based on FAA minimums.

NOTE 2: Due to current increased fuel rates throughout the country, we are forced to implement a temporary fuel surchargewhich may vary in price from time to time to all our current rates and services hourly. We hope to remove them swiftly if and when the fuel rates are reduced.

 
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