Commercial pilot license

Become a Commercial Pilot in 4 Months 
Start Dates:

January - May - September

Our Aircrafts: 

Cabri G2 - Robinson R44 - Bell 206

Class Sizes: 

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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Course Outline
What your four months with us will look like:

First Two Weeks: 

PSTAR EXAM

ICAO ENGLISH EXAM

*If required!

RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE EXAM

 

 

CABRI PRE-SOLO EXAM

FLIGHT PREPARATION 

 

HOVERING MANEUVERS 

 

CIRCUITS 

EMERGENCY LANDINGS

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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 

METEOROLOGY 

INSTRUMENTS 

NAVIGATION 

FLIGHT OPERATION 

HUMAN FACTORS 

FLIGHT EXERCISES:

NAVIGATION 

SLOPING GROUND 

ADVANCED EMERGENCIES 

HIGH ALTITUDE 

MAX WEIGHT OPERATIONS 

CONFINED AREAS 

INSTRUMENTS

FOURTH MONTH: 

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

Medical

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:
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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. 

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The initial $2465.00 is a basic start-up cost including registration and fees.

Housing is not included in these prices.

Note: All prices are in Canadian Dollars 

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.

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Train on      Ground School      Exams & Fees      Flight Training      Total Costs 

Cabri G2             $1500.00                            $935.00                           100Hrs @ $600.00/Hr       $62,435.00

                                                                                                                = $60,000.00

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Train on      Ground School      Exams & Fees      Flight Training      Total Costs 

Cabri G2             $1500.00                            $965.00                           90Hrs @ $600.00/Hr         $64,965.00

&RH44                                                                                                    10Hrs @ $850.00/Hr

                                                                                                                = $62,500.00

OR:

Cabri G2              $1500.00                            $965.00                           90Hrs @ $600.00/Hr         $69,465.00

&Bell 206                                                                                               10Hrs @ $1300.00/Hr

                                                                                                                = $67,000.00

Endorsement package

** Most Popular

Additional Course Add-Ons:

Train on     Endorsement Fees       Flight Training         Total Costs 

night rating

Cabri G2               $30.00                                     10Hrs @ $600.00/Hr               $6030.00

Note: If a night rating is added onto the full CPL course, five dual night hours can be flown within the mandatory 100hr CPL requirement. Only five solo night hours will be required outside of the CPL. Saving you $3000.00

50/50 Bulk flight training

Train on      Ground School      Exams & Fees      Flight Training      Total Costs 

Cabri G2             $1500.00                            $965.00                           50Hrs @ $600.00/Hr         $72,465.00

&RH44                                                                                                    50Hrs @ $800.00/Hr

                                                                                                                = $70,000.00

OR:

Cabri G2              $1500.00                            $965.00                           50Hrs @ $600.00/Hr           $92,465.00

&Bell 206                                                                                                50Hrs @ $1200.00/Hr

                                                                                                                = $90,000.00

Why is this recommended? Some employers look for pilots who have a minimum of 50hrs on a type rating. The Bell 206 & RH44 are two of the most common machines used in the Canadian aviation industry. BC Helicopters will offer you a discounted hourly rate on either the RH44 or Bell 206 when 50+ hours are flown on either machine. 

Aircraft

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 $600.00/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.  

Safety

Our highest priority. Learn more about our efforts to operate our company as safely as possible.  We do not compromise safety.