HELICOPTER LICENSE TRAINING COSTS
Helicopter Training Costs
How much does helicopter flight school cost?
This is also something that is challenging to estimate because it is very dependent on the student. Flying more frequently improves learning. Some people are able to understand and retain the material more quickly than others. These factors can all affect the total cost of the program.
We estimate the Helicopter Professional Pilot Program, including Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Certified Flight Instructor Rating is about $80,000 USD on average. And to complete the additional instructor rating is approximately $3,000 USD more.
These estimates are based on average program pricing for flight instruction, ground instruction, aircraft rentals, simulator rentals, and written tests. The only item not included in this estimate is the fee you pay to the Designated Pilot Examiner when you take your check ride because those fees are paid directly to that person and not to Hillsboro.
Also, in Oregon there is no sales tax, which can significantly reduce your helicopter training costs. Our location in Portland allows you to reap this benefit when pursuing your helicopter license.
Our admissions team will be happy to discuss costs specific to your situation. We love to see students go after their dreams of becoming pilots, so we do our best to provide financial assistance where we can.
Flexible financing options
One of the best things about Hillsboro Aero Academy is that we allow you to pay as you go for your training and we don’t need a deposit before you begin flying. You can pay your balance at the completion of each lesson, instead of paying for many ahead of time.
International students do have to show they are capable of paying for training before we are allowed to give you paperwork for a visa, but you don’t have to transfer any funds before you start training.