Licensed Pilot


Basic Course Information

A private pilot license allows a pilot to fly for personal use only. This course will provide you with a private rotorcraft certificate.
General Requirements: Must be 17 years of age or older. Must be able to read, speak and understand English.
Prerequisites: Must have or obtain an FAA third class medical certificate from an FAA approved Aviation Medical Examiner. We will assist you in this process. In addition, you must be at least 17 years of age and be able to read, speak and understand English.
FAA Minimums: The FAA currently requires 40 hours of flight time. The high level of complexity and the level of skill required for the checkride make the minimum regulations difficult to achieve in 40 hours, but most students need a few hours of extra training to do so.

Private Pilot Courses

40 Hours Total Flight Time including:

20 hours dual instruction including:

3 hours cross-country training in a helicopter
3 hours night training in a helicopter including:
1 cross –country flight of over 50nm total distance
10 takeoffs & landings each with a flight in the traffic pattern
3 hours practical test preparation training in a helicopter within 60 days of test
10 hours solo flight time in a helicopter including:
3 hours cross-country flight of at least 75 nm in a helicopter with landings at a minimum of  three points with a minimum of 25nm between the points
3 takeoffs and landings (each with a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower

Estimated Cost Sheet

R44
30 hours dual$18,000
10 hours solo$6,000
20 hours ground$900
Books/Written Test$500
Checkride$800
Medical$75
Total$26,275


Commercial Pilot Courses

150 Hours Total Flight Time including:

100 hours PIC including:
35 hours in helicopters
10 hours cross country in helicopters
20 hours of training including:
10 hours of instrument training in an aircraft
1 cross country flight of 2 hours in day VFR
1 cross country flight of 2 hours in night VFR
3 hours of training in prep for the practical exam
10 hours of solo flight including
1 cross country flight with minimum of 3 points
5 hours of night VFR flight

Estimated Cost Sheet

R44
20 hours dual$12,000
80 hours solo$48,000
10 hours instrument (plane)$1,500
20 hours ground$900
Books/Written Test$200
Checkride$800
Total$63,400


Certified Instructor

Estimated Cost Sheet

R44
20 hours dual$12,000
20 hours ground$900
Total$12,900
Grand Total$102,575

To book a lesson call (816) 365-7691

Guidelines & Procedures

All flight training is one on one so you may begin when you are ready.  Training for the Private Pilot’s License transpires in the Robinson R-44.  A minimum of 40 hours flight time is required by the (FAA) Federal Aviation Administration; 30 hours with Instructor and 10 hours solo. Pass a written test given by an FAA designated testing center. Pass an oral & flight test given by an FAA designated Pilot Examiner.

Rental Rates

 BlockRegular
Robinson R44$600$650
Certified Flight Instructor$50 
Ground Instruction$45 


Introductory Flights

Ride-Along (Build Hours)
Robinson R44
$200

Disclaimer: Hours to completion are not guaranteed times and are subject to each individual students learning. Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

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