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Helicopters Canada Courses Offered

1. Commercial Licence
For individuals who are looking to make a career out of flying in the aviation industry.



2. Private Licence
For individuals who have a passion for flying and wish to make their hobby a reality.



3. Foreign Conversions
For private, or commercial pilots from other countries wishing to convert their licence to a Canadian licence.



4. Night Rating
For pilots who don’t want to be limited to daylight flying.



5. Type Ratings
For pilots who are looking to expand their ability to fly different types of helicopters.



6. Recurrent Training
For pilots to maintain the validity of their licence.



7. Fixed Wing to Helicopter Conversions
For fixed wing pilots who want to expand and diversify the category of aircraft they can fly.

Specialty Courses

- Temporary and Permanent Helipad Construction

- Survival Training.
Overnight outdoor survival course. Additional fees apply. www.survivalcanada.ca

- St. John Ambulance
Standard First Aid & CPR-C. 2-day course.
It is recommended that all candidates are certified prior to commencement of flight training, however it can be made available upon request. Additional fees apply

- GPS Training Course
1 day duration

Commercial Licence


For individuals who are looking to make a career out of flying in the aviation industry.



At Helicopters Canada you will receive the following training:

100 hours of flight time.
This can be done all on one helicopter, or by combining flight time on different helicopters to total 100 hours. You can train on an RH22, RH44 or on a Bell 206B Jet Ranger.

Included in your course, you will learn how to sling loads of varying weights, build and land on log pads, learn winter survival skills, learn how to refuel a helicopter from drums, land in densely forested areas, as well as other advanced flight manoevers crucial to the work world.

80-200 hours of ground school including the following topics:
i) Canadian Aviation Regulations,
ii) Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight,
iii) Meteorology,
iv) Airframes, Engines and Systems,
v) Flight Instruments
vi) Radio and Electronic Theory,
vii) Navigation,
viii) Flight Operations,
ix) Licensing Requirements, and
x) Human Factors including Pilot Decision-Making

• Textbooks, flight manuals and navigation supplies are not included in the cost of the course.

• As many hours of simulator time as you like are also included in this course.

• On a full-time basis, this course takes approximately 8 months to complete, permitting weather/students performance.






In order to receive your Commercial Licence, you must pass the following:
• Language Proficiency Test
• Radio License Test
• Category 1 Medical Examination from a Transport Canada approved doctor
• You must achieve 90% or higher on the PSTAR written exam
• Transport Canada Flight Test
• Transport Canada written exam CPHEL, 100 multiple choice questions

Private Licence


For individuals who have a passion for flying and wish to make their hobby a reality.



At Helicopters Canada you will receive the following training

45 hours of flight time. This can be done all on one helicopter, or by combining flight time on different helicopters to total 45 hours. You can train on an RH22, RH44 or on a Bell 206B Jet Ranger.

• Included in your course you will learn how to land on log pads, refuel a helicopter from drums, land in densely forested areas, as well as other advanced flight manoevers.

40 hours of ground school including the following topics:
i) Canadian Aviation Regulations,
ii) Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight,
iii) Meteorology,
iv) Airframes, Engines and Systems,
v) Flight Instruments
vi) Radio and Electronic Theory,
vii) Navigation,
viii) Flight Operations,
ix) Licensing Requirements, and
x) Human Factors including Pilot Decision-Making

• Textbooks, flight manuals and navigation supplies are not included in the cost of the course.

• On a full-time basis, this course takes approximately 3 months to complete.






In order to receive your Private Licence, you must pass the following:
• Language Proficiency Test
• Radio License Test
• Category 1 Medical examination from a Transport Canada approved doctor
• You must achieve 90% or higher on the PSTAR written exam
• Transport Canada Flight Test
• Transport Canada written exam PPHEL, 100 multiple choice questions

Foreign Conversions


For Private, or Commercial pilots from other countries wishing to convert their licence to a Canadian licence.



In order to achieve your Private Licence, you must complete the following:

• Canadian Aviation Regulations state that no additional ground school requirement is necessary.
• Meet the flight time requirements as listed in CARs, your previous flight time is fully credited
• Language Proficiency Test
• Radio License Test
• Category 1 Medical examination from a Transport Canada approved doctor
• You must achieve 90% or higher on the PSTAR written exam
• Pass the Transport Canada written exam PPHEL.
• Pass the Flight Test






In order to achieve your Commercial Licence, you must pass the following:

• Meet the flight time requirements as listed in CARs, your previous flight time is fully credited
• Language Proficiency Test
• Radio License Test
• Category 1 Medical examination from a Transport Canada approved doctor
• You must achieve 90% or higher on the PSTAR written exam
• Transport Canada Flight Test (on average it takes 10 to 12 hours of flight lessons to prepare for this test)
• Transport Canada written exam CPHEL, 100 multiple choice questions

Night Rating


For pilots who don’t want to be limited to daylight flying.



At Helicopters Canada you will receive the following training:

20 hours of flight time, of which 10 must be conducted at night where 5 hours are dual instruction and 5 hours are solo. The remaining 10 hours will be instrument training done either by day or night.

• You can combine a night rating with your commercial licence course. The requirement of flight time is then reduced to 10 hours, of which 5 hours can be conducted as dual night instruction within the 100 hours of your commercial licence and the remaining 5 night hours are to be done as solo flight time once you have successfully completed your commercial licence. This is the most inexpensive way of achieving your night rating.







• If you already hold a night rating in another type of aircraft (ie: fixed wing), the requirement of flight time is reduced to 5 hours, where 2 hours will be dual at night, 1 hour solo at night, and 1 hour of instrument training.

Type Ratings


For pilots who are looking to expand their ability to fly different types of helicopters.



The Canadian Aviation Regulations state that to achieve a type rating you need to conduct a qualifying flight under the supervision of a person qualified in accordance with CAR 425.21(7)(b). There is no specified number of hours to attain this rating.



At Helicopters Canada, you can achieve a type rating on a Robinson 22, Robinson 44 or on a Bell Jet Ranger 206B / Long Ranger L4

Recurrent Training


For pilots to maintain the validity of their licence.



At Helicopters Canada you can choose from the following recurrent training in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulation 401.05:

• A Flight Review and PSTAR written exam

• A PPC

• Completion of the skill requirements for issue or renewal of a pilot permit, licence or rating, including night rating, instrument rating or flight instructor rating.


Fixed Wing to Helicopter Conversions


For fixed wing pilots who want to expand and diversify the category of aircraft they can fly.



For those who hold a Private Licence for fixed wing and wish to convert to Private Licence for Helicopters, you will receive the following training:

• 20 hours of ground school instruction in Air Law, Airframes, Engines and Systems, Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Navigation and Radio Aids, and Flight Operations.

• A minimum of 30 hours of flight instruction



To receive your Private Helicopter Licence, you must pass the following:
• Transport Canada PHRAC written exam
• Transport Canada Flight Test



To receive your Commercial Helicopter Licence, you must pass the following:
• Transport Canada CHRAC written exam
• Transport Canada Flight Test






For those who hold a Commercial Licence for fixed wing and wish to convert to a Commercial Helicopter Licence, you will receive the following training:
• 20 hours of ground school instruction in Air Law, Airframes, Engines and Systems, Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Navigation and Radio Aids, and Flight Operations.

• A minimum of 60 hours of flight instruction


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