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Private Pilot (PPL) Courses Helicopter

Private Pilot (PPL) Courses



If recreational activities are what you are looking for, helicopters are versatile enough to get you just about anywhere you want to go. That versatility does come with some responsibilities! To safely operate a helicopter to and from off-airport locations requires additional skills, a strong commitment to understanding your aircraft performance and mainly to have been properly trained in Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM). This training MUST be taught from the start on your first lesson. Understanding threats and how to manage them before and during the flight are the key elements to make you a safe and competent pilot.

If becoming a professional helicopter pilot is your goal but your schedule demands you undergo your training in steps, let us help you acquire strong fundamentals that will guide you through the rest of your training.

If you already hold an airplane certificate, our FAA approved part 141 add-on courses will save you time and money.

Private Pilot


  • Be at least 17 years of age

  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand English


  • Appropriate ground knowledge

  • 40 hours of flight time to include:

    • Dual: 30 hours

    • Solo: 10 hours

Course length:

  • 3 to 4 months


  • S300CBi

  • R44

141 Private Add-on at USATS

141 Private Add-on


  • Hold at least an FAA private airplane certificate

  • Hold at least a class 3 FAA medical


  • Ground school: 24 hrs

  • Dual: 22 hrs

  • Solo: None

Course length:

  • 2 months


  • S300CBi

  • R44

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