This is highly dependent on the individual student and the pace at which you choose to complete the program. Flying more frequently improves retention, which in turn improves your ability to complete the program with fewer flight hours. 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.
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 guidance where we can.