Students pay for lessons as they go. In “ball-park” figures you could expect to pay approximately $30,000 to $35,000 for a private helicopter licence. Alternately, a commercial license may cost from $60,000 to $65,000. GST is applicable to private licences. Commercial licences are GST free. Please contact us if you would like more information about the pricing.
In the outset it’s very difficult to absorb information and control the helicopter. Flying sessions are limited to what the student can handle. When your motor memory starts looking after the handling of the machine, it’s much easier to learn and your hours in the machine will start ramping up. Towards the end of the course you’ll be spending two or more hours on cross country solo navigations and flying far more fluently and frequently than you ever thought possible
When comparing costs with other schools, please note we do not charge for landing fees, instructor briefings, log books or fuel.