Flight Training Programs and Certificates
Below you will find example cost breakdowns for helicopter pilot training. The costs and training hours provided are minimum estimates. All students learn at a varied pace and may require more than the minimum required hours for training. For questions regarding certificate programs, call 763-784-4354. Introduction rides available for $125.
Northern Helicopters offers three training programs designed for your specific needs.
- Professional Pilot – includes private and commercial pilot training with an instrument rating and certified flight instructor certificate. You can become a professional pilot without an instrument rating; however, more employers are requiring this certification.
- Recreational/Non-Professional Pilot – this program is created for individuals interested in learning how to fly a helicopter for fun or recreation.
- Degree Program – together with Hibbing Community College, this two-year accredited program can train students to become a professional helicopter pilot with college credentials. There are only eight two-year degree programs in the country.
Bell 206 B3 - Jet Ranger
Instrument Rating Helicopter »
Must hold a Private or Commercial license.
Minimum Flight Time is 40 hours. Average flight time is 50 hours. 20 hours can be completed in the flight simulator.
Helicopter Pilot Add-Ons
Private pilot and commercial pilot add-ons are designed for those who already hold a pilot certificate but want to earn a helicopter rating.
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