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Helicopter Training Course and Outlines

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115 Flight Hour Premium Training Program

(Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course Included)
This program focuses extensively on training for commercial operations including:

  •   Sling training
  •   Vertical reference (long line) training
  •   Water bucket training
  •   Mountain flying
  •   90 hours flight time Robinson R22 @ $495.00 $44,550.00
  •   25 hours flight time Robinson R44 @ $780.00 $19500.00
  •   Ground school and briefings @ $2000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge
  •   Flight Helmet ($1300.00) no charge
  •   Flight suit ($220.00) no charge

Total: $66,100.00

115 Flight Hour Premium Turbine Training Program

(Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course Included)
This program focuses extensively on training for commercial operations including:

  •   sling training
  •   vertical reference (long line) training
  •   water bucket training
  •   mountain flying
  •   90 hours flight time Robinson R22 @ $495.00 $44,550.00
  •   25 hours flight time Bell 206B @ $1150.00 $28750.00
  •   Ground school and briefings @ $2000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge
  •   Flight Helmet ($1300.00) no charge
  •   Flight suit ($220.00) no charge

Total: $75,400.00

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course Initial (Basic Version)

  •   100 hours flight time Robinson R22 @$495.00 $49500.00
  •   Ground school and briefings @ $2000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge

Total: $51,600.00

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course Initial (Advanced Version)

  •   90 hours flight time Robinson R22 $495.00 $44,550.00
  •   10 hours flight time Robinson R44 @ $780.00 $7800.00
  •   Introduction to slinging and vertical reference
  •   Introduction to mountain flying
  •   Ground School and briefings @$2000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge

Total: $54,450.00

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course Initial (Advanced Turbine Version)

  •   90 hours flight time Robinson R22 $495.00 $44,550.00
  •   10 hours flight time Bell 206B @ $1,150.00 $11,500.00
  •   Ground School and briefings @$2000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge

Total: $58,150.00

Commercial Alternate Category Helicopter Pilot Course – R44

(Pilots holding a commercial fixed-wing license)

  •   62 hours flight time Robinson R44 @$780.00 $48,360.00
  •   Ground school and briefings @ $1000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge
All commercial courses require a valid Class I medical certificate

Total: $49,460.00

Commercial Alternate Category Helicopter Pilot Course – Turbine

(Pilots holding a commercial fixed-wing license)

  •   62 hours flight time Bell 206B @$1150.00 $71,300.00
  •   Ground school and briefings @ $1000.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge
All commercial courses require a valid Class I medical certificate

Total: $72,400.00

Helicopter Class IV Instructor Course

(Pilots holding a commercial helicopter license with a minimum of 250 hours PIC)

  •   20 hours flight time Robinson R22 @$495.00 $9900.00
  •   10 hours flight time Robinson R44 @$780.00 $7800.00
  •   Ground school and briefings @ $2500.00
  •   Books and supplies ($600.00 value) no charge

Total: $20,300.00

BC Forestry Approved Mountain Course

  •  25 hours flight time Robinson R44 @$780.00 $15,540.00

or

  •   25 hours flight time Bell 206B @$1,150.00 $28,750.00
  •   Ground School, briefings and materials $5000.00

Total: $20,540.00 for R44 or $33,750 for Bell 206B

Additional fees for all courses:

  • Medical fees (approx) $150.00 – $250.00
  • Administration fee $100.00
  • Language proficiency test $80.00
  • Transport Canada written examination $105.00
  • Flight test fee $500.00
  • License application including one endorsement $80.00
  • Additional type endorsement $30.00

To find a CAME (Civil Aviation Medical Examiner) near you: search here

Advanced or recurrent training and night ratings are available at an hourly rate:

  • Robinson R22 $480.00/Hr
  • Robinson R44 $740.00/Hr

All prices are based on Transport Canada required minimums and average flight times of former graduates. Some students may require more flight hours and costs may vary. Okanagan Mountain Helicopters reserves the right to change program costs without notice.

A deposit of $2000.00 is required before the course begins.

All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.