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ROTORCRAFT/HELICOPTER | Robinson R22, R44, & S300


This course is designed for those who hold a current Flight Instructor with Airplane Single Engine or Multiengine Certificate and Commercial Rotorcraft/Helicopter privileges. 

The Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter Additional Rating Course adds flight instructor privileges in rotorcraft-helicopter to your existing flight instructor certificate. You will fly left seat instead of right and begin teaching maneuvers to your flight instructor both in the air and on the ground. Ultimately, this course will prepare you for the FAA checkride and, soon, your first job as a helicopter pilot.

Course Details

This course includes three stages of training which must be completed consecutively. Those students coming to the US on a student visa, or those utilizing veteran's benefits or the Alaska Student Loan Program must complete Stage One within 180 days, and and Stages Two and Three within 90 days maximum. 


  1. Hold at least a valid Commercial Pilot Airplane Single Engine or Multiengine Certificate 

  2. Hold a valid Flight Instructor Certificate appropriate to the Aircraft Class Rating

  3. Hold FAA Third Class Medical Certificate (VA students must obtain a Second Class medical) 

  4. Have Commercial Rotorcraft/Helicopter privileges

  5. Pass an FAA Flight Instructor Additional Rating Helicopter Knowledge Test 

  6. Pass an FAA Flight Instructor Additional Rating Practical Test

  7. Obtain a minimum of 25 hours of dual instruction and 20 hours of ground instruction as per course outline

  • 25 hours of dual instruction​​

    • Aircraft Rental - 25.0 hrs. ​

    • Instructor (Flight - Advanced) –– 22.0 hrs 

    • Instructor (Flight - Stage Check) 3.0 hrs 

  • 5 hours of solo practice 

    • Aircraft Rental -5.0 hours ​

  • 20 hours of ground instruction 

    • Instructor (Ground - Advanced) –– 20.0 hours ​






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