Welcome to the Helicopter License Center!
Have you ever dreamed about becoming a helicopter pilot? Event if you’re just curious about what it takes to get your helicopter license, you’ve come to the right place. The Helicopter License Center is the #1 online authority for everything you need to know about flying helicopters privately and professionally.
More than One Type of Helicopter License
Whether you want to fly helicopters just for fun or are interested in learning how to make a living as a professional helicopter pilot, you’re going to need a helicopter license. One of the first things you should do is understand the different types of helicopter licenses and what each means to you. The three types of helicopter licenses and certificates explained here are:
Commercial Helicopter License
Federal Aviation Administration
If you’re interested in flying helicopters, you’ll have to deal with the Federal Aviation Administration at some point. While the Federal Aviation Administration does a lot more than just oversee helicopter flying in the country, the Helicopter License Center keeps it simple by explaining only the things that matter to you. For example, the Federal Aviation Administration sets all the requirements for earning your helicopter license, including minimum age, training, vision and other requirements. But don’t worry, they’re nice people and they’re here to keep the skies safe. And if you wear contacts or glasses, rest assured you can still get your helicopter license if you have less than perfect vision.
Unfortunately, training to become a helicopter pilot isn’t cheap. People often ask us, “How much does it cost to get a helicopter license?” Usually they want a concrete figure that they can take to the bank. We wish it was that simple, and anyone who promises you such a figure is probably directing you to a particular helicopter school or flight program. We don’t do that here. The Helicopter License Center exists purely for information purposes, and you can always trust that the information we provide you is unbiased.
The fact is: the cost for getting your helicopter license differs depending on several factors, including the type of license and the particular helicopter flight school or training program you’re enrolling in. However, we’re more than happy to give you a fair estimate for each type of license, as well as a general idea of how long it will take you.
For those of you with big aspirations of getting paid to fly helicopters, the Helicopter License Center will prove to be your #1 online resource. Not only have we compiled the average helicopter pilot and instructor salaries for each state, but we also host an updated listing of current helicopter pilot jobs in the U.S.!
Our Promise To You
We appreciate you trusting the Helicopter License Center as your #1 resource for information about learning to fly helicopters. We promise to not only provide you the valuable information you need to know in order to learn how to fly helicopters, both privately and professionally, but also to do so in simple terms and in a neatly organized manner. No technical mumbo-jumbo here. Just real answers in real, everyday language. The Helicopter License Center exists solely to give you the boiled-down essentials to anything you’ve ever wanted to know about learning to fly helicopters.