Everything You Need to Know About Helicopter Flight Training
Are you interested in learning how to fly a helicopter? Do you want to know how long does it take to be a pilot? Helicopter flight training can be a thrilling and fulfilling experience, but it’s important to have a good understanding of what you’re getting into before you start.
This FAQ page covers all the basics of helicopter flight training, from the requirements and costs, to the different training programs available and what to expect during your lessons. Whether you’re just starting to research or you’re ready to take the plunge, this guide will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your training.
Our Central West school offers in-house accommodation, while our Queensland and Bankstown schools have motel-style accommodation nearby. Bankstown also has a caravan park close to the flight school. For the Bankstown and Queensland base we can provide support to find the accommodation that is most suitable for students that is both cost-effective and close as possible to our bases.
No, various payment options are available.
Due to the impressive reputation of Australian Helicopter Pilot School, many of our Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CPL(H)) students go on to achieve incredible career goals, such as working with Childflight, Westpac Rescue, Bristows, CHC (Lloyds), NSW Police, rescue charters, film services, oil rig transfers and aerial surveying locally and internationally. There are a wide range of opportunities to turn your passion for flying into a successful career.
A medical certificate from a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved doctor is required before you can begin your pilot training. You will require a Class 2 Medical Certificate for a Private Helicopter Pilot Licence (PPL(H)) and a Class 1 Medical Certificate for a Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CPL(H)). If you are reasonably healthy you should have no problems and we are happy to provide recommendations of CASA-approved doctors for your convenience.