FAA MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
One of the more important factors to consider when training is the medical requirements as set forth by the FAA. A student can train for 20 hours and then discover they are not capable of solo flight or certification for medical restrictions. Please visit the FAA Medical website for in depth details. Good health is very important for a pilot to assure that your passengers and your aircraft are always flying safely. The medical exam is a basic screening to check on general health, review prescription drugs and go over surgical history. A student can fly up until they are ready for solo without a medical certificate, however solo flight and final certification are both prohibited without a complete and current medical certificate.
A private rotorcraft rating allows an individual the privileged of flying a helicopter with restrictions as set forth by the FAA. Below we illustrate the list of privileges and restrictions imposed on private pilots, along with the training requirements as listed by the FAA. Please visit the Private Pilot Requirements & Limitations page for full details.
An Instrument rating is the next logical step in your flight training. The certificate allows you to fly using the vast network of the national airspace system and when in a properly equipped aircraft, in inclement weather. For full details, please visit the Instrument Pilot requirements page.
The commercial pilot certificate is the rating you would need before legally being allowed to fly for hire, and the last step before becoming a helicopter certified flight instructor. Visit the Commercial Helicopter Pilot requirements page for full details, and also have a look at our time building page to hep bridge the hour gap between private and commercial.
CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
As a rotorwing CFI you will train students on the finer points of flight, while building more experience and most importantly the flight time necessary to advance your career in commercial aviation.