Commercial Pilot Licence

Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter) from The Helicopter Group (AUS)

The CPL(H) course is designed for those who wish to work as a helicopter pilot.

Why train with us? Unlike some flight training schools, we have bases at Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Katherine George, and Wine Glass Bay, where we currently employ 11 pilots. Priority goes to students who train with us to kick start your career in the industry, and help you get your foot in the door.


Passes in the Following Subjects:

  •  Helicopter performance, operations and flight planning: 70% minimum pass
  •  Flight Navigation: 70% minimum pass
  •  Meteorology: 70% minimum pass
  •  Helicopter performance, operations and flight planning: 70% minimum pass
  •  Aerodynamics: 70% minimum pass
  •  Flight rules procedures: 80% minimum pass
  •  Human performance and limitations: 70% minimum pass

Flight Time – Civil Aviation of Australia (CASA) requires a minimum of 105 hours flight time

Medical – obtained from CASA certified doctor


Concessions for Aeroplane Licences

The Civil Aviation Regulations allow a reduction in the minimum hours of training in a helicopter if you hold an Aeroplane Licence.

If you hold or intend to obtain your COMMERCIAL AEROPLANE LICENCE (CPLA), the minimum hours are as follows:

PRIVATE LICENCE (PPLH) 38 hours and pass on PPL(H) exam.
COMMERCIAL LICENCE (CPLH) 60 hours and pass on Aerodynamics, Air Law, Aircraft General Knowledge and Performance Loading exams.

NOTE: If you are thinking of obtaining your Aeroplane Licence prior to your helicopter training, please contact us to discuss the advantages and disadvantages beforehand. We can also arrange your aeroplane theory and flight training if needed.


Attend the Course

To sign up or request more information about the course, contact us today via phone +61 (03) 9580 7177 or contact form.

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