Helicopter Training Costs

Costs for each certificate or rating based on the FAA minimums. Program 1 does not include the Instrument Rating and Program 2 includes the Instrument Rating and CFII Rating.
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PROGRAM 1

Private Pilot Certificate

Total
Student Registration Fee $100.00 USD
Text & Materials $180.00 USD
31 Hours Dual (R22) $10,075.00 USD
5 Hours Solo (R22) $1,350.00 USD
35 Hours Ground $1,925.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $550.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $405.00 USD
TOTAL COST $14,750.00 USD

 

Commercial Pilot Certificate without Instrument Rating 

Total
Text & Materials $55.00 USD
20 Hours Dual (R22) $6,500.00 USD
5 Hours Dual (R22 IFR) $1,695.00 USD
90 Hours Solo* (R22) $24,300.00 USD
30 Hours Ground $1,650.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $550.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
 1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $405.00 USD
*Dual hours can be substituted for solo hours
TOTAL COST $35,320.00 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Rating

Total
Text & Materials $65.00 USD
25 Hours Dual (R22) $8,325.00 USD
40 Hours Ground $2,520.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $630.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exams $330.00 USD
1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $405.00 USD
TOTAL COST $12,275.00 USD

 

Program 1 Total Cost (Program 1 does not include Instrument Rating)

Grand Total of All Courses $62,345.00 USD
Hours:

  • Dual– 81
  • Solo – 95
  • Check Ride – 4.5
  • Total – 180.5
Notes:

  • – Hours shown reflect FAA minimums. Actual costs may be higher.
  • – Examiner fees not included (estimate $500-$700 per check ride).
  • – Prices are effective April 1, 2017 and are subject to change.
  • – During times of high fuel costs a fuel surcharge will apply.
  • – FAA regulations require 200 hours of helicopter flight time to instruct in the R22.

 

PROGRAM 2 (Include Instrument & CFII Ratings)

Private Pilot Certificate 

Total
Student Registration Fee $100.00 USD
Text & Materials $180.00 USD
31 Hours Dual (R22) $10,075.00 USD
5 Hours Solo (R22) $1,350.00 USD
35 Hours Ground $1,925.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $550.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $405.00 USD
TOTAL COST $14,750.00 USD

 

Instrument Rating

Total
Text & Materials $105.00 USD
21 Hours Dual (R22 IFR) $7,119.00 USD
14 Hours Dual Simulator (Frasca) $2,282.00 USD
30 Hours Ground $1,650.00 USD
10 Hours IFR Pre & Post Flight  $550.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
2 Hours Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $568.00 USD
TOTAL COST $12,439.00 USD

 

Commercial Pilot Certificate

Total
Text & Materials $55.00 USD
20 Hours Dual (R22) $6,500.00 USD
60 Hours Solo* (R22) $16,200.00 USD
30 Hours Ground $1,650.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $550.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $405.00 USD
*Dual hours could be substituted for solo hours
TOTAL COST $25,525.00 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Rating

Total
Text & Materials $65.00 USD
25 Hours Dual (R22) $8,325.00 USD
40 Hours Ground $2,520.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $630.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exams $330.00 USD
1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $405.00 USD
TOTAL COST $12,275.00 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating

Total
5 Hours Dual (R22 IFR) $1,675.00 USD
3 Hours Dual Simulator (Frasca) $489.00 USD
6 Hours Ground $330.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1.5 Hour Helicopter Rental for Practical Test $426.00 USD
TOTAL COST $3,085.00 USD

 

Program 2 Total Cost

Grand Total of All Courses $68,074.00 USD
Hours:

  • Dual – 102
  • Solo – 65
  • Check Ride – 8
  • Total Flight – 175
  • Total Simulator – 17
Notes:

  • – Hours shown reflect FAA minimums. Actual costs may be higher.
  • – Examiner fees not included (estimate $500-$700 per check ride).
  • – Prices are effective April 1, 2017 and are subject to change.
  • – During times of high fuel costs a fuel surcharge will apply.
  • – FAA regulations require 200 hours of helicopter flight time to instruct in the R22.

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Rates and Fees

Breakdown of aircraft rental costs, instructor costs, housing and other expenses related to training.

 

Hourly Rates
HELICOPTERS
Robinson R22 $270.00 USD
Robinson R22 IFR $284.00 USD
Robinson R44 IFR $535.00 USD
FLIGHT SIMULATORS
FRASCA TruFlite – Helicopter (Solo) $108.00 USD
INSTRUCTION
Flight Instruction $55.00 USD
Ground & Pre & Post Flight $55.00 USD
Advanced Instruction $63.00 USD
Progress Checks (Flight & Ground) $63.00 USD
Initial CFI (Flight & Ground) $63.00 USD
R44 (Flight & Ground) $63.00 USD
Group Ground $30.00 USD
Advanced Group Ground $35.00 USD
OTHER FEES
Headset Rental $5.00 USD
Renter Registration $10.00 USD
Student Registration $100.00 USD
International Student Registration $200.00 USD
School Housing Weekly (Regular Room) $180.00 USD
School Housing Weekly (Master Room) $200.00 USD
School Housing Daily Rate (For Stays Less Than 21 Days) $43.00 USD
School Housing Move-In Fee $50.00 USD

 

FAA COMPUTERIZED TESTS

We are a PSI Testing Center and offer FAA written exams at $165.00 USD each. Contact our Testing Center at 1.503.726.3000 for more information.

Notes:

  • – No sales tax in Oregon!
  • – Prices are effective April 1, 2017 and are subject to change.
  • – Aircraft rental rates include fuel. During times of high fuel costs a fuel surcharge will apply.
  • – Student housing costs will go up after 90 days of occupancy. Stays of less than 21 days will be charged at $43.00 per day.

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