Colorado Heliops | Career Pilot Program
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Career Pilot Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Colorado Heli-Ops’ Career Pilot Program will introduce you to helicopters and guide you to being qualified as an industry ready employable pilot.

 

This program involves training to obtain the Private, Instrument, Commercial, Instructor, and Instructor-Instruments certificates.

 

While working through these ratings you will train in the FAA Industry Training Standards Scenario Based Training syllabi, which have been designed using modern and advanced instruction techniques to create the safest pilots. In addition to building strong flying techniques, pilots-in-training at Colorado Heli-Ops also develop strong risk management and aeronautical decision making skills through exposure to real commercial operations and training and living in a Just Culture, industry best practices Safety Management System.

 

To supplement the traditional aviation knowledge base, Heli-Ops also partners with industry leading experts to offer courses in 135 operations, Scenario Based Training facilitation, and advanced flight and Single Pilot Resource Management techniques. Pilots who complete the program finish as well-rounded pilots with knowledge, flying & head working skills that stand out to employers.

 

When finished with the program, pilots usually have about 200 hours of flight time in helicopters. The cost for the career program usually ranges from $80,000 to $100,000, depending on the following factors: the helicopter type in which you choose to train, your commitment to complete the training as efficiently as possible, and the amount of home study you do of classroom material.

INFORMATION AND COSTS
  • Course Cost Estimate

  • $95,035.00

    Pay as you go, NO upfront payments at Heli-ops !

Above course cost includes:

  • Private $20, 695.00
  • Instrument $27, 050.00
  • Commercial $30, 410.00
  • CFI $8, 880.00
  • CFII $8,000.00

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

The career pilot program is designed for the person who is coming to us that has never flown a helicopter before, or someone with minimal experience, ie: a Private Pilot Certificate, and they want to make a career as a Professional Helicopter Pilot.

 

WHAT WILL THIS COURSE ALLOW ME TO DO

This course allows you to fly a helicopter for hire and reward (ie: you get paid to fly!). The career opportunities are endless, from transporting workers to offshore oil rigs, fish spotting in the Philippines, lifting lumber in the forests of Oregon, flying tourists around New York City, to aid work in Africa.

Your qualifications earned with Colorado Heli-Ops allow you to venture out and be a successful, safe and competent Commercial Helicopter Pilot.

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES

  • Hold a FAA Aviation Medical Certificate (1st or 2nd Class)
  • Minimum age 18 year of age at date of enrollment
PLEASE NOTE

Course prices are good faith estimates based on minimum flight times. Every student has different abilities and not everyone will complete the training to standard within the hours given above. Prices are subject to change without notice, for our most current rates please call or email.

Items annotated with * are estimates based on current stock call for current stock and prices.

**Aviation Medical examination charges do vary from Medical Examiner to Examiner, search for your closest Aviation Medical Examiner here, call your chosen Doctor to confirm the current price. If you need help choosing a Doctor in the Denver area call and ask for our recommendations.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO FLY BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START ?

Take one of our no obligation Discovery Introduction Flights. You will get 30 minutes of hands on flying with one of our Flight Instructors. You can buy a gift certificate online, or call our office on 1-303-466-4354 to book your flight.

QUALIFICATIONS EARNED IN THIS COURSE

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • High Altitude Mountain Flying Course
  • Robinson R44 conversion
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Certified Flight Instructor Rating (CFI)
  • Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII)

 

COURSE DURATION

  • 18 months (average time for a fulltime student to complete the course)

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