Commercial Helicopter Pilots License Alternate

(Must have commercial fixed wing license that is current)

Transport Canada Minimum Requirement

Age:     14 Minimum.   It is recommended that the student be at least 16.  Candidate must be 18 at the time of License issuance.

Medical Fitness: Category 1

Knowledge: 20 hours of Ground School

Ground School Topics Include:

•Canadian Air Regulations

•Theory of Flight


•Airframes, Engines and Aircraft Systems

•Flight Instruments


•Flight Operations

•Human Factors and Pilot Decision Making

Transport Canada Written Exam:

Obtain a minimum overall mark of 60% on the Transport Canada written examination (PHRAC) of 35 questions.

•Air Law

•General Knowledge

Experience: Minimum of 60 hours of flight training as per Transport Canada

Training shall include:

37 hours dual flight instruction including:

•Minimum of 5 hours of cross-country flight time

•Minimum of 10 hours of instrument training (5 may be brought forward from fixed wing)

23 hours solo flight time including:

•Minimum cross country of not less then 2 hours flight time form the point of departure with 3 full stop landing at points other that the point of departure.

Pass a flight test off approximately 1.5 hours.  Transport Canada flight test will test both your flight maneuvers and your knowledge on the ground.

2017 Program Costs:

Robinson R22 60 hours X $510.00 $30,600.00*
Robinson R44 60 hours X $725.00 $43,500.00*
Bell 206B3 60 hours X $1100.00 $66,000.00*

*Prices in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice 3% discount for cash, cheque or debit

You could also use any combination of the above machines to aquire your 60 hours of required experience.  Call to talk with an instructor.                                                                                           

Other costs for training

Ground School 20 Hours $300.00
Training Materials All required books $350.00
Aviation Medical Transport Canada $120.00
Written Exam Transport Canada $110.00
Flight Test Transport Canada $200.00
Licensing Fee Transport Canada $80.00
Private Career College Admin Fee Central Helicopter Training Academy $150.00

NB All fight time listed are Transport Canada minimums and CHTA makes no

guarantee that the student will complete the program in the times stated.

Some students may require additional training.