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Commercial Pilot

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Commercial Pilot

The next step as an aspiring helicopter pilot would be to get your Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft rating. Having already developed a thorough knowledge of the general rules and theories of helicopters in flight, we then develop to a much greater extent a more detailed understanding of the aerodynamics and principles involved in helicopter flight. From the equations on lift to enhanced autorotations, at Midwestern Helicopter we focus on honing all of your areas of study as well as flight abilities. Upon successful completion you will have the opportunity to be compensated for your flight time.

Privileges

To hold oneself out for Compensation or Hire.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold at least a Private Certificate
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a 2nd Class Medical
  • Pass the Airman's Knowledge Test
  • Pass the Oral and Practical Test

Minimum Flight Experience

  • 150 hours total flight time
  • 100 hours in powered aircraft with 50 hours in helicopters
  • 100 hours of Pilot in Command (PIC) time
    • 35 hours PIC in helicopters
    • 10 hours cross country (X-C) in helicopters
  • 20 hours dual flight training including:
    • 2 hours Day X-C in helicopters with a > 50 nautical mile straight-line distance from the point of departure
    • 2 hours Night X-C in helicopters with a > 50 nautical mile straight-line distance from the point of departure
    • 3 hours training in helicopters in preparation for the test
  • 10 hours of solo flight training in helicopters or while acting as the PIC with an instructor on board including:
    • 1 X-C flight, with 3 points of landing, one segment at least 50 nautical miles from the point of departure
    • 5 hours at night with 10 take-offs and landings in a traffic pattern