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   Frequently Asked Questions
 About Becoming A Pilot
How old do I have to be to become a helicopter pilot?
There is no age minimum to begin you training. You must be 16 yrs old to perform your first solo flight and 17 yrs old to obtain your license.

What is required before I start helicopter flight training?
You must have a third class medical certificate to begin training with Helicopter Experts. This is a basic physical and can be performed any Aviation Medical Examiner. They are listed at the following website: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/

When do classes start for helicoter flight training?
Your class will begin when you are ready. All training is performed one-on-one and according to your schedule.

How long does it take to become a helicopter pilot?
The time that it takes to become a pilot is up to you. It is possible to complete your training in as little as 12 weeks. The FAA requires 35 hours of flight training and 35 hours of ground instruction.

How much money do I have to pay to begin my helicopter flight training?
H.E. has an enrollment fee of $100.00. Books and supplies required to begin your training total approximately $303.00. All training is paid for as you receive it. If you fly for 1/2 hour, then you pay for 1/2 hour. You may place money on account with Helicopter Experts. As you progress through your schooling with us we will deduct the appropriate amount from your account. You may also purchase a discounted, non refundable, block of hours.

How much will it cost to become a helicopter pilot?
The cost of training will depend on the frequency of flight training, the student's aptitude and diligence. The FAA requires 35 hours of flight training and 35 hours of ground instruction. It should not be considered unusual though to exceed these minimum requirements. Helicopter experts often offers the purchase of a discounted, non refundable block of hours. Please refer to the price chart on the page that corresponds to the license that you are interested in.