Professional helicopter  PROGRAM

The commercial helicopter flight training is defined by Transport Canada under the principles of “competence, ease and security.” The flights are structured so that students master hover flight. The first solo will be authorized when all emergencies have been shown and successfully performed by the student, after around 25/30 hours. Then we will practice advanced landings and takeoffs, navigation, diversions, steep turns, land in confined areas and slopes to finish off with instrument flight instruction.

Students will have a total of 100 flight hours in the Robinson R44:

  • Min. of 55 dual hours including: a 5 hours cross-country flight and 10 hours instrument time
  • Min. of 35 solo hours including: 10 hours of navigation and cross country of least 2 hours with 3 landings other than the starting airport.


The ground school theory is presented in 10 modules totaling 80 hours:

  1. Air Regulations
  2. Aerodynamics and theory of flight
  3. Meteorology
  4. Structures, Engines and systems
  5. Flight Instruments
  6. Radio theory and electronics
  7. Navigation
  8. Flight operations
  9. Licensing
  10. Human factors


Following this training, supplemental qualifications are available:

  • Night flight qualification 10 hours dual controls and 5 hours of supervised solo.
  • Flight instrument ratings: INRAT written examination must be passed and 30 extra hours of instrument flight must be performed. (maximum 20 hours in the simulator)


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