Commercial pilot license
Become a Commercial Pilot in 4 Months
January - May - September
Cabri G2 - Robinson R44 - Bell 206
B.C. Helicopters offers smaller class sizes for a better suited learning experience.
One instructor will have four students and we take on a max of twelve students each semester.
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Within the First Month:
STUDENT'S FIRST SOLO!
Approximately 20HRS into Training
TWO - THREE MONTHS:
GROUND SCHOOL SUBJECTS (80HRS):
AIR LAW & PROCEDURES
AIRFRAMES, ENGINES AND SYSTEMS
THEORY OF FLIGHT
MAX WEIGHT OPERATIONS
CPL WRITTEN EXAMINATION & CPL FLIGHT TEST
THE AVIATION AUTHORITY OF CANADA
In order to become a certified helicopter pilot, you must:
TRANSPORT CANADA REQUIREMENTS
Age & Education
A Minimum of 18 Years Old
No Pre-Knowledge is Required
Ground School (Theory) 80hrs
Before initially starting your training with B.C. Helicopters, every pilot needs to obtain a Class One Aviation Medical
**Note: This medical examination cannot be done by your family doctor It must completed by a Transport Canada Certified Doctor
Written Exam Scores
PSTAR Exam: Minimum 90% & ROC-A Exam: Minimum 70%
Transport Canada Commercial Pilot (Helicopter) Written Exam:
Minimum Score: 60%
ICAO English Exam Level 4/6
** If Needed
Flight Time & Test
100hr Total Flight Time
55hr Dual Training
35hr Pilot-in-Command (Solo-Flying)
104 Flight Test Score
A STANDARD WEEK:
We use Google Calendar with all of our instructors and students. The structure if often flexible but usually the time slot for each student will switch week-to-week.
The Budget Calculator:
To start, click the helicopter you would like to train on for the majority of your (100) hours. If you would like to receive an endorsement for an additional aircraft, the minimum requirement is ten hours. $4238.00 is a starting cost for ground school, licensing and registration fees.
The initial $4,238.00 is a basic start-up cost including registration and fees.
Housing is not included in these prices.
We fly the Cabri Guimbal G2, Robinson R44 and the Bell 206. The Cabri G2 is the safest and most modern training helicopter on the market and at $700.00/hr definitively the most reasonable helicopter. The 90/10 blend of hours allows you to minimize cost while flying safely and adding an endorsement on the most sold helicopter in North America, the Robinson R44. This will probably be the aircraft you will start working on in the future.
Our highest priority. Learn more about our efforts to operate our company as safely as possible. We do not compromise safety.