Private Pilot - Rotorcraft Helicopter
The Private Pilot certificate is your first step toward enjoying the wonders of three-dimensional flight. As a private helicopter pilot, you can fly for personal or business purposes. You DO NOT have to have any previous flight training or experience to begin learning.

According to the Federal Aviation Regulations "a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training." That training will include:

Our FAA-approved Part 141 Private Pilot course allows us to reduce the minimum total hours to 35 for qualified candidates.

*Pricing for the Private Pilot Course

Training Items Approximate Costs
R22 Dual Instruction: 25 Hours (Minimum) @ $260/hr $6,500
R22 Solo Flight: 10 Hours @ $215/hr $2,150
Ground Instruction: 35 hours @ $45/hr $1,575
FAA Practical Flight Test $450
Text Books, Knowledge Test, FAA Medical Exam $400
Minimum Cost for Private Helicopter Rating (35 hrs - Part 141) $11,075
Average Cost for Private Helicopter Rating (55 hrs) $16,275

Prepaid Private Pilot Special: $12,500

Includes 50 hours in the helicopter and up to 40 hours ground, plus all the required texts, one test fee and one exam fee. Everything in one fee (pre-paid in full only) with a great savings. This is for initial private helicopter pilots only. Email for more information

*Note: All prices are subject to change without notice.
Additional savings are available by purchasing block time.

American Helicopters, Inc.
10503 Wakeman Drive
Manassas Regional Airport
Manassas, VA 20110

703-368-9599 office
703-368-9445 fax

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