Helicopter Commercial

Helicopter Commercial

To earn your Commercial Helicopter Pilot Certificate, you must have at least 150 hours of total flight time, which must include:

  • 100 hours in a powered aircraft, of which 50 must be in helicopters 
  • 100 hours as pilot in command, including
    • 35 hours in helicopters, and
    • 10 hours of cross-country in helicopters
  • 20 hours of dual flight training with an authorized instructor
    • 10 hours of instrument training
    • 1 Cross Country flight in a helicopter of at least 2 hours in Day VFR conditions (>50nm straight line)
    • 1 Cross Country flight in a helicopter of at least 2 hours in Night VFR conditions (>50nm straight line)
    • 3 Hours of training within the preceding 60 days in preparation for the check ride
  • 10 hours of Solo Flight in a helicopter
    • 1 Solo Cross Country (>50nm from point of departure with 3 stops)
    • 5 hours in Night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop at a controlled airport


Additional Training: The experience requirements provided above are derived from FAA regulations and may not represent the actual amount of training required to achieve the specified rating. The timeline and prices quoted below are based on minimum hours. Additional training will be billed at an hourly rate and could extend the graduation date.


Prerequisites:  All Monarch Sky courses and pricing assume that students meet the FAA prescribed experience prerequisites. If students wish, Monarch Sky can provide Time Building in order to meet all prerequisites.

Helicopter Commercial Prerequisites

  • Valid US Government issued identification
  • Minimum 150 hours cross country PIC
  • FAA Medical Certificate
  • Written Exam completed within 24 Months preceeding
  • Monarch Sky Study Prep Complete
  • Deposit Paid*

*Students must pay 1/2 of the course total as deposit. The remainder is due on the first day of training.


Discounts & Incentives

  • Time Building for as little as $52 per hour. Call for details
  • Students who enroll in an accelerated course get 10% off all pilot supplies
  • 25% off lodging at Hampton Inn Suites for Monarch Sky students
  • Free transportation provided to and from Hampton Inn Suites

Helicopter Commercial - 4 Day Fast Track

As part of our Helicopter Commercial Rating package, you can fly in any of our instrument equipped aircraft, including our state-of-the-art Robinson R-22 Beta I and Robinson R-44 Raven II with the latest technology and safety features.
This course includes:

  • 8 Hours of Flight Time Including Fuel
  • 8 Hours of Flight Instruction
  • 10 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 3 Hours of Pre/Post Flight Brief
Prices Starting at $2,715*


*Additional Expenses that May Apply

  • Written Exam Fee
  • Checkride Fee
  • Student Supplies
  • Formal Ground School
  • Lodging & Transportation
  • Additional Flight Training
  • Time Building if required
Our Address:
1420 Jet Stream Drive, Ste #105
Henderson, NV, USA 89052
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week 8am to 5pm
Closed Holidays

Learn To Fly

At Monarch Sky, we offer a wide variety of accelerated flight training programs, which include courses from Private Pilot up through Airline Transport Pilot. We recognize that each student brings a unique set of circumstances and experiences to their flight training. We have provided overviews for the usual progression of certificates and ratings.


Monarch Sky offers individual programs, or if you are looking for a career in aviation, we suggest you see our bundled Career Pilot programs.


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