Commercial Pilots License – CPL(H)

Why We Are Qualified To Train You

Helicopter flight training at Anthelion Helicopters begins with flight instructors who have a wide range of experience in the flight industry. Our aerial experience spans from private helicopter tours, aerial photography, movie filming, flying through the Grand Canyon, to even Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and utility. In addition, we also have extensive know-how in the roles of both Chief Pilot and Chief Instructor.

Pursuing a career in aviation will start with your private helicopter flight training. However, it is important to develop the necessary skills in safety and professionalism in order to take your flying career to the next level.

 

Anthelion Helicopters instructors utilize our combined knowledge and experience to prepare you for the very challenging, but extremely rewarding role in helicopter aviation.

 

Anthelion Helicopters incorporates commercial operational role-playing into the flight training in order to simulate real-world commercial flight operations.

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How We Will Design Your Commercial Pilot License Training

Much like our Private Pilot Course we will sit down with you and work out a personalized flight training instruction plan that best suits your needs and experience based on your acquired hours of flight time.

 

We will also base these needs on safe practices, your regulatory aviation flight experience and associated knowledge, your future goals in flying (for example, if you seek an instrument rating), and your level at the practical aviation test standards.

 

It will take a total of 150 hours as a commercial pilot license student for you to learn and master the commercial flight skills required for the profession.

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The skills necessary to maintain a safe and successful aerial career go far beyond the actual act of flying. You will learn to be a proficient planner and become familiar with using all the resources available to make accurate ‘go’ or ‘no-go’ decisions. If a ‘go’ decision is made, you will continue to assess the ever changing scenario until the flight is safely terminated or completed.

 

This flight safety decision making skill is possibly the most important thing you will learn in your commercial flight training, and is a key factor in becoming a safe and proficient commercial helicopter pilot.

FAA Requirements

A person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating must log at least 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 flight time

 

which includes at least:

  • 35 hours in helicopters; and
  • 10 hours cross-country flight in helicopters.
  • 20 hours of training
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which includes at least:

  • 5 hours of instrument training solely by reference to instruments
  • One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in day VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure;
  • One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in night VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure; and
  • 3 hours in a helicopter in preparation for the practical test within the 2 months preceding the date of the test.
  • 10 hours of solo flight in a helicopter

 

which includes at least:

  • One cross-country flight with landings at a minimum of three points, with one segment consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure; and
  • 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 take-offs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern).

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