Our Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter) course is your quickest and most direct route to a career in aviation. Our CPL is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and has been designed in conjunction with industry to ensure that upon completion you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to fly as a professional pilot. Pilots with a CPL work in a diverse range of industry sectors – from agriculture and tourism to aerial surveillance, rescue, fire fighting and passenger transport.

Course Structure

Our CPL includes both flight training and theory training – so you can master the practical while engaged with the theoretical.

Flight training

You will complete a minimum of 105 hours flying which includes at least:

  • 25 general hours as pilot in command
  • 10 hours cross country as pilot in command

Available Training aircraft

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Bell 206

Theory training

CPL theory training covers the following:

  • aerodynamics
  • operations, performance and flight planning
  • aircraft general knowledge
  • navigation
  • meteorology
  • flight rules and air law
  • human factors

Further Pilot Training Options

Once you have earned your CPL you can choose to undertake further training at Heliwest to build upon your skills, qualifications and career opportunities. We offer advanced flight training in:

  • Night VFR Rating
  • Low Level Rating
  • Sling Operations Rating
  • Class/Type Ratings
  • Instructor Rating

In Australia there are a diverse range of pilot licence and ratings types. This means you have a number of training options to choose from. Whatever your aviation goals and priorities, we are able to tailor a training package to suit you. If you have a specific training requirement, or you’re not sure which training option is right for you, contact us to discuss your needs with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.