PRIVATE pilot license

a three-month course or thirteen weeks
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 only take on twelve students each semester.
Course Outline
What your three 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 (40HRS): 

AIR LAW & PROCEDURES 

AIRFRAMES, ENGINES AND SYSTEMS 

THEORY OF FLIGHT 

METEOROLOGY 

INSTRUMENTS 

NAVIGATION 

FLIGHT OPERATION 

HUMAN FACTOR 

FLIGHT EXERCISES:

NAVIGATION 

SLOPING GROUND 

ADVANCED EMERGENCIES 

HIGH ALTITUDE 

MAX WEIGHT OPERATIONS 

CONFINED AREAS 

INSTRUMENTS

END OF THE THIRD MONTH:

PPHEL WRITTEN EXAMINATION & PPHEL FLIGHT TEST

TRANSPORT CANADA REQUIREMENTS 
THE AVIATION AUTHORITY OF CANADA

In order to become a certified helicopter pilot, you must:

Age & Education

 

A Minimum of 18 Years Old

No Pre-Knowledge is Required

Ground School (Theory) 40hrs

Medical

Before initially starting your training with B.C. Helicopters, every pilot needs to obtain a Class One/Three 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 Private Pilot (Helicopter) Written Exam:

Minimum Score: 60%

ICAO English Exam Level 4/6

** If Needed

Flight Time & Test

45-60hr Total Flight Time

 

 

17hr Dual Training

12hr Pilot-in-Command (Solo-Flying)

104 Flight Test Score

Transport Canada requires a minimum of 45 hours to obtain a Private Pilot License. However, most pilot's take about 60 hours in order to feel comfortable flying a helicopter. 

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. 

The Budget Calculator: 

To start, click the helicopter you would like to train on for the majority of your (45-60) hours. If you would like to receive an endorsement for an additional aircraft, the minimum requirement is ten hours.

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The initial $2500.00 is a basic start-up cost including registration and fees.

Housing is not included in these prices.

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Note: All prices are in Canadian Dollars 

STUDENT PACKAGES WE HAVE TO OFFER:

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Train on               Ground               Exams and               Flight               Total                                    School                Fees                         Training         

Cabri G2                        $1000                          $950                                45 hrs @ $600 hr      $28,950.00CAD

                                                                                                                       = $27,000                  

Cabri G2 Package

    Cabri G2                      $1000                           $950                                45 hrs @ $600 hr       $37,450.00CAD

                                                                                                                      10 hrs @ $850 hr

     RH44                                                                                                         = $35,500  

                                                                             

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Train on               Ground               Exams and               Flight               Total                                    School                Fees                         Training         
Cabri G2+ RH44 package

Aircraft

We fly the  Cabri Guimbal G2 and the Robinson R44. The Cabri G2 is the safest and most modern training helicopter on the market and at

$600/hr definitively the most reasonable helicopter. The 90/5 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 is our highest priority. Learn more about our efforts to operate our company as safely as possible.  We do not compromise safety.