Private Pilot Certificate

Private Pilot Certificate

The first step to conquering the skies starts with earning your private pilot certificate. Earning a private pilot certificate gives you the ability to rent a helicopter and fly on your own. With a pilot’s certificate, you can fly for any reason except for compensation. Otherwise, the sky is the limit! A private pilot’s license is also a great first step on the way to obtaining a commercial pilot’s license.

Earning a private pilot certificate allows you the opportunity to:

  • Take up a new hobby
  • Enjoy the skies with friends and family
  • Fly your own helicopter
  • Participate in search and rescue operations
  • Fly for charity events

Comprehensive Helicopter Aviation Training

Because we are a smaller flight school, we are able to answer any questions you have with attentiveness and care. During your flight training, our expert flight instructor will teach you about all of the helicopter’s parts and systems. You will learn emergency procedures and be prepared for any situation that comes your way. We teach you all about navigation, chart reading, instrument reading, and regulations you will need to comply with. We also teach you about weather concerns you may encounter in your future as a helicopter pilot.

Requirements for earning a private pilot certificate:

  • You must be 17 years old
  • A minimum of 40 flight hours with an average of 50-70 hours
  • A third class medical certificate or BasicMed

Medical Certification

The FAA requires all helicopter pilots to be medically cleared for flight. Medical certification requires a physical exam from an FAA-approved Aviation Medical Examiner. A complete list of approved physicians is available on the FAA website. Doctors evaluate your complete medical history, taking into account psychological conditions, medical concerns, and any history of substance abuse that may disqualify you from obtaining a private pilot certificate. You will also undergo a hearing and vision examination. Once approved, you will be on your way to a bright future in the great blue skies!

Flight Training Experts in Minnesota

There is no time like the present to get started on the path to earning your private pilot certificate. Our helicopter flight school offers individual instruction with a high level of professionalism. We can also help you obtain your commercial pilot certificate or become a certified flight instructor. Our expertise in FAA airspace regulation keeps you at the top of your game as a helicopter pilot. Get started on the road to your bright future as a helicopter pilot today.

Schedule Your Helicopter Flight Training Classes

To schedule your helicopter flight training classes today, contact us at 763-784-HELI (4354), or you can message us at