HELICOPTER INSTRUMENT RATING TRAINING COURSE
Our helicopter instrument rating training course at Helicopter Pro is beneficial for any pilot. The Helicopter instrument rating gives pilots the opportunity to operate IFR equipment helicopters in adverse weather conditions. You do not need an IFR rating to obtain a commercial helicopter license. However, most employers prefer to hire an IFR-qualified pilot.
The following items are a summary of the eligibility requirements listed in 14 CFR Part 61.65 for obtaining a commercial helicopter pilot license:
OUR NEW TH-100 HELICOPTER AATD FLIGHT SIMULATOR
At Helicopter Pro, we use the newest technology to train our helicopter pilots. The TH-100 helicopter advanced AATD is a fully featured single-turbine helicopter simulator. This mini helicopter is based on the Airbus AS350B or the Robinson R-44 Helicopter and features life-sized, high-resolution instruments.
Mini Helicopter Features:
AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE HELICOPTER INSTRUMENT RATING COURSE
The following items are a summary of the aeronautical experience requirements listed in 14 CFR Part 61.129 for obtaining a commercial helicopter pilot license:
Helicopter Pro instructors will help you accomplish specific flight requirements to complete, such as cross country, night flights, and more.
COMMON HELICOPTER INSTRUMENT RATING QUESTIONS
At Helicopter Pro, our instructors are dedicated to helping you reach your helicopter pilot dreams. From cross-country flights to night flights, our instructors will work with you every step of the way to ensure safe operations and FAA protocols are followed. Below are some common questions we receive about this course. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our qualified instructors would be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
No, the Robinson R-44 is not certified for actual IFR condition. The IFR training will occur in the helicopter, but the student will be under the hood, which means the pilot will be wearing view limiting device (often referred to as foggles) while flying the helicopter.
No. Unlike an airplane flight instructor, a helicopter flight instructor does not need to have their IFR rating to perform non-IFR instruction.
Yes. You need at least 40 hours total logged instrument or simulated time. Only 15 hours of this time needs to be in a helicopter. However, it is difficult to complete all the requirements, such as the approaches, cross-country flights, etc., within 15 hours.