Private Pilot (Helicopter) Package – $30,255 (estimation)
Now is the best time to fulfill your dream of becoming a pilot. It really is simple, and we are here to guide you through the process. In as little as 12 weeks you could be a private pilot.
Choice Aviation has several paths to accommodate just about anyone’s schedule, budget and goals. Our combination of professional Flight Instructors and well maintained aircraft make Choice Aviation the perfect place to let you dreams take flight.
Our FAA approved Part 141 Private Pilot flight training package includes the following:
- 65 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Schweizer 300C – $330.00/hr.
- 59 hours flight Instruction – $55.00/hr.
- 30 hours ground instruction (16.5 pre/ post flight briefings) (15.5 check ride prep/ stage checks) $55.00/hr.
- 40 hours of ground instruction (Ground School) $55.00/hr.
- Helicopter Private Pilot Flight Kit* $250 (Pilots Briefcase, Schweizer 300C Helicopter Information Manual, Principles of Helicopter Flight by Wal Wagtendonk, Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Private Pilot Test Prep, FAR/AIM, Helicopter Flying Handbook, Principles of Helicopter Flight Syllabus, eBook, Private Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes, Helicopter Oral Exam Guide by Ryan Dale, Practical Test Standards for Private Pilot Rotorcraft (Helicopter), Student E6-B flight computer, Ultimate Rotating Plotter, Standard Pilot Logbook.)
- FAA written exam fee – $160.00
- FAA Designated Pilot Examiner fee (INCLUDES aircraft rental w/fuel) $1300.00
Course of Study – Estimated Completion ⇒ 16 – 24 weeks
Step 1: Intro Flight/Interview
Step 2: Obtain Aviation Medical Certificate
Step 3: Ground Training (may be combined w/step 5)
Step 4: Written Exam
Step 5: Flight Training (may be combined w/step 3)
Step 6: Practical Exam
Step 7: Certificate Issued
- Prerequisite(s) – Aviation Medical Certificate
- Endorsement for your FAA check-ride is proficiency based. Students will be responsible for any flight time and instruction above the allotted hours at retail rates.
- Flight and Ground instruction can be completed at either of our two (2) facilities – (1) Cody, WY (COD) or (2) Hamilton, MT (6S5)
- Students are encouraged to fly three (3) to five (5) times per week in order to complete course on schedule