Cenla Helicopters is a Part 61 flight school that efficiently trains students one-on-one to get you the FAA license you're looking for! We use Robinson Helicopters,the industry standard in helicopter primary flight training. Robinson Helicoptersprovide excellent reliability and responsive handling.
We offer certification in the following: Private Pilot Helicopter, Commercial Pilot Helicopter, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Helicopter
Private Pilot License FAA Requires 40 Hours In-Helicopter Minimum Industry Average, 55 Hours
30 total hours of flight time with a Certified Flight Instructor
10 Hours of Solo Time
3 Hours of Night Flying Experience
FAA Private Pilot Helicopter Knowledge Exam
25 Hours of Ground Instruction
3 Hours of Pre-Check Ride Flight Training
Private Pilot Check Ride with designated examiner
Commercial Pilot License FAA Certification Minimum
• Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam • 150 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least: • 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in helicopters • 100 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) flight time which include: 35 hours in helicopter and 10 hours in cross country flight in helicopters 5 hours of night flying 5 hours operating a helicopter by sole reference to instruments
For more information or other options, please refer to 61.129 in the FAR-AIM.
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
• Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Exam • Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge Exam • Advanced training in all maneuvers required to pilot a helicopter • Flight test with a designated pilot examiner.
Private Pilot Add-On Ratings
• 30 hours of flight time in helicopters, including: • 20 hours of flight time with a Certified Flight Instructor • 10 hours of solo flight time • 3 hours of "Cross Country" training • 3 hours of night training • No private pilot knowledge exam required • Oral examination and check ride with designated examiner
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