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Helicopter Program Pricing Estimate

Flight TRAINING FOR AIRPLANE and helicopter PILOTS for nearly 20 years

Helicopter Pricing Estimate

Leading Edge Flight Academy – Helicopter Professional Pilot Program
Hourly Rates *DISCLAIMER TO FIGURES BELOW
Totals below are based on averages.
Average cost will vary based on Student.
Prices subject to change.
Average influenced by majority of helicopter students attending COCC degree program with flight labs and 550 hours of aviation classroom instruction.
Robinson R22 $275
Robinson R44 $525
Robinson R44 – NVG $630
Bell 206 $900
Frasca AATD sim (incl. Instructor) $225
Flight Instruction $50
Ground Instruction $50
Private Pilot Certificate 141 hours mins LEFA avg hours LEFA avg $cost
Dual Helicopter in R22 25 65 $21,125
Solo Helicopter in R22 5 5 $1,375
Frasca AATD sim 5 5 $1,125
Ground Instruction 35 60 $3,000
FAA Knowledge Test $175
FAA Practical Test $600
TOTAL* $27,400
Commercial-Instrument
Certification Course
141 hours mins LEFA avg hours LEFA avg $cost
Dual Helicopter in R22 37 50 $16,250
Solo Helicopter in R22 10 10 $2,750
Dual Helicopter in R44 24 30 $17,250
Frasca AATD sim 17 23 $5,175
Ground Instruction 58 100 $5,000
FAA Knowledge Test $350
FAA Practical Test $1,200
TOTAL* $47,975
Certified Flight Instructor Rating 141 hours mins LEFA avg hours LEFA avg $cost
Dual Helicopter in R22 20 25 $8,125
Ground Instruction 40 70 $3,500
FAA Knowledge Test $350
FAA Practical Test $800
TOTAL* $12,775
Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument Rating
141 hours mins LEFA avg hours LEFA avg $cost
Dual Helicopter in R44 7 10 $5,750
Frasca AATD sim 15 15 $3,375
Ground Instruction 20 25 $1,250
FAA Knowledge Test $175
FAA Practical Test $700
TOTAL* $11,250
Helicopter Professional Pilot Program (Private thru CFII)
Private Pilot Certificate $27,400
Commercial-Instrument
Certification Course
$47,975
Certified Flight Instructor Rating $12,775
Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument Rating
$11,250
TOTAL** $99,400
**To meet SFAR 73 requirements, 200 hours are needed to teach in Robinsons.  On average, plan on needing to get an additional 5-10 hours of Robinson time to hit 200 hours.  We have five options for students to achieve the 5-10 additional hours needed
$ Investment Plus Total
from Above
Option 1: R22 advanced manuevers and off airports (5-10 R22 dual hours and 5-10 ground hours) $1,875 – $3,750 $101,275 – $103,150
Option 2: Night Vision Goggle Training (9 R44 dual hours and 6 ground hours) $6,420 $105,820
Option 3: Turbine Transition (5 dual hours in Bell 206 and 10 ground hours) $5,000 $104,400
Option 4: Mountain Flying Operations (10 dual hours in either R44 or Bell 206 and 10 ground hours) $6,250 – $10,000 $105,650 – $109,400
Option 5: External Load Operations (15 dual hours in either R44 or Bell 206 and 5 ground hours) $8,875 – $14,500 $108,275 – $113,900