Introductory Flight
Come and take the controls for your first flight, see if you have what it takes to be a helicopter pilot. Warning you will be addicted after the first flight! Includes a mandatory ground lesson.
Requirements
Advanced reservation
Wear confortable clothes
Wear closed toed shoes
Weight less than 220lbs for R22
Weight less than 300lbs for R44
30 minutes minimum of ground training
Privledges
Fun
Excitement
Time may be logged toward rating
Introductory Flight
30 Minute R22
30 Minute R44
60 Minute R22
60 Minute R44
Private Pilot
This course is a 141 approved course with examining authority available to recreational or student pilots.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Training may commence at any age
To solo an individual must be 16 years of age
To obtain a Private Certificatean individual must be 17 years of age
Must read, speak, and understand English
Student Pilot Certificate
Pass FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
35 hours minimum flight training
36 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by the Chief Instructor
Privledges
Recreational
Hobby
Personal Business
May take passengers
Required to pursue a Commercial Certificate
May not receive compensation
Private Initial Robinson R-22
141 with Examining Authority
Per Hour Total
23 Hours Dual $335 $7,705
7 Hours Simulator $120 $840
5 Hours Solo $295 $1,475
36 Hours Ground $40 $1,440
Books and Materials $250
FAA Written Exam   $150
End of Course Test   $500
FAA Medical   $120
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $12,630
**NOTE: These costs are based on FAA MINIMUM time required. The national average is approximately 55 hours of flight time for an initial private certificate. Our company average is 47 hours. You should budget an extra $4000.00 above the minimum requirements.
PPL Add On
This course is a 141 approved course available to private or higher rated pilots.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Hold a private or higher pilot certificate in another category
Must read, speak, and understand English
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
20 hours minimum flight training
15 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
Recreational
Hobby
Personal Business
May take passengers
Required to pursue a Commercial Certificate
May not receive compensation
Private Add On Robinson R-22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
20 Hours Dual $335 $6,000
15 Hours Ground $40 $600
Books and Materials $100
FAA Examiner's Fee   $500
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $8,050
**NOTE: These costs are based on FAA MINIMUM time required.  Our company average is 35 hours for the private add on. You should budget an extra $5000.00 above the minimum requirements.
Instrument Rating
This course is a 141 approved course with examining authority available to private rated pilots.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
Must read, speak, and understand English
Pass FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
35 hours minimum flight training
30 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by the Chief Instructor
Privledges
File and fly in instrument conditions
Required to pursue an Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate
Intrument Robinson R22
141 with Examining Authority
Per Hour Total
21 Hours Dual $350 $7,350
14 Hours Simulator $120 $1,680
30 Hours Ground $40 $1,200
FAA Written Exam   $150
End of Course Test   $500
Books and Materials   $175
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $11,205
IFR Add On
This course is a 141 approved course with examining authority available to private rated pilots.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating
Must read, speak, and understand English
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
15 hours minimum flight training
20 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by the Chief Instructor
Privledges
File and fly in instrument conditions
Required to pursue an Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate
Intrument Add On Robinson R22
141 with Examining Authority
Per Hour Total
9 Hours Dual $350 $3,150
6 Hours Simulator $120 $720
20 Hours Ground $40 $800
End of Course Test   $500
Books and Materials   $175
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $5,495
Commercial Pilot
This course is a 141 approved course with examining authority available to private rated pilots.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
Pass FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
115 hours minimum flight training
35 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by the Chief Instructor
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May take passengers for hire
Required to pursue a Flight Instructor Certificate
Commercial Robinson R22
141 with Examining Authority
Per Hour Total
92 Hours Dual $335 $30,820
23 Hours Simulator $120 $2,760
35 Hours Ground $40 $1,400
FAA Written Exam   $150
End of Course Test   $500
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $35,780
CPL Add On
This course is a 141 approved course available to commercial or higher rated pilots.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must hold at least a Commercial Certificate in another category
Must read, speak, and understand English
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
30 hours minimum flight training
20 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by the Chief Instructor
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May take passengers for hire
Required to pursue a Flight Instructor Certificate
Commercial Add On Robinson R-22
141 with Examining Authority
Per Hour Total
25 Hours Dual $335 $8,375
5 Hours Simulator $120 $600
20 Hours Ground $40 $600
End of Course Test   $500
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $9,925
Airline Transport Pilot
This course is a 141 approved course with available to commercial rated pilots holding an instrument rating.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must be at least 23 years of age
Must read, speak, and understand English
Be of good moral character
Hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate
Hold an instrument rating
1200 hours total time as a pilot
500 hours of cross-country time
100 hours of night flight time, of which 15 hours are in helicopters
200 hours of flight time in helicotpers, including at least 75 hours as PIC
75 hours of IFR flight time in actual or simulated IFR conditions
50 hours of which are obtained in flight and at least 25 hours in a helicopter as PIC
Pass FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
25 hours minimum flight training
35 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by an FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May take passengers for hire
May exercise instrument privledges in a helicopter
ATP Robinson R22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
10 Hours Dual VFR $335 $3,350
9 Hours Dual IFR $350 $3,150
6 Hours Simulator $120 $720
40 Hours Ground $40 $1,600
FAA Written Exam   $150
FAA Examiner Fee   $625
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $9,945
ATP Add On
This course is a 141 approved course for those who already hold an ATP certificate.

You may take this course and your ATP check ride without any previous helicopter experience however if you have no previous helicopter experience or ratings you should plan on an additional amount of flight and ground time of approximately 25 hours flight and 20 hours ground which is an additional $8775.00 in cost.

The advantage is you are essentially combining the cost of the Commercial and Instrument add on and only taking one check ride.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold ATP Pilot Certificate in another category
Pass FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
25 hours minimum flight training
25 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May take passengers for hire
May exercise Instrument privledges in a helicopter
ATP Add On Robinson R22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
10 Hours Dual VFR $335 $3,350
9 Hours Dual IFR $350 $3,150
6 Hours Simulator $120 $720
25 Hours Ground $40 $1,000
FAA Written Exam   $150
FAA Examiners fee   $625
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $9,345
Note: Graduates of this course are considered to to have met the minimum flight experience of FAR 61.161 in accordance with FAR 61.71.
Flight Instructor
This course is a 141 approved course available to commercial rated pilots

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate
Pass Two FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
25 hours minimum flight training
40 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May provide instruction
CFI Robinson R22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
25 Hours Dual VFR $335 $8,375
40 Hours Ground $40 $1,600
Books and Materials   $100
FAA Written Exams (2)   $300
FAA Examiner Fee   $750
SFAR Examiners Fee*   $200
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $11,475
*Examiner SFAR endorsement is required if you intend to provide flight instruction in the Robinson Aircraft.
Instrument Instructor
This course is a 141 approved course for those who already hold a commercial or higher certifcate with an instrument rating in helicopters.

The CFII may be obtained prior to the Flight Instructor Helicopter rating.

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold a CPL or higher Certificate with Rotorcraft Catageory and IFR Rating
Pass FAA Written Exam
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
15 hours minimum flight training
28.5 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by an FAA designated examiner
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May provide instrument instruction in a helicopter
CFII Robinson R22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
15 Hours Dual IFR $350 $5,250
28.5 Hours Ground $40 $1,140
Books and Materials   $100
FAA Written Exam*   $150
FAA Examiners fee   $625
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $7,415
* The course cost assumes the applicant has completed both the Fundamentals of Instruction and the Flight Instructor Helicopter knowledge examinations
Turbine Transition
This course is a 141 approved course available to any rated pilots

In some cases previous knowledge and experience can be credited toward the course curriculum requirements per FAR 141.77 (c).

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold Pilot Certificate
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
5 hours minimum flight training
10 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by Chief Instructor
Privledges
May satisify insurance annual training requirements
Turbine Transition Bell 206
141 Course
Per Hour Total
5 Hours Dual VFR $1,050 $5,250
10 Hours Ground $40 $400
Books and Materials   $175
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $5,975
This Course is Insurance Underwriter approved for Initial and recurrent training in the Bell 206 by the following Underwriters:
Turbine Recurrent
This course is available for those who already hold a pilot certifcate rated in helicopters.

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold a pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft Catageory Rating
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
Privledges
May satisify insurance annual training requirements
Recurrent Bell 206
61 Course
Per Hour  
As needed flight $1,050  
As needed ground $40  
Enrollment Fee $150  
     


NVG Inital
This course is a 141 approved course available to any rated pilots who is a US citizen.

Initial training required for personnel who do not have a previous night vision goggle qualification. Training is comprised of a minimum of 8 hours of ground school training and 6 hours of flight training. FAR 61.31(k)(1)(2)  endorsement provided upon successful completion.

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Must be a US Citizen
Hold a Pilot Certificate
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
6 hours minimum flight training
8 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by Chief Instructor
Privledges
May operate as pilot in command while utilizing night vision goggles.
NVG Inital Robinson R44
141 Course
Per Hour Total
6 Hours Dual NVG $790 $4,740
8 Hours Ground $40 $320
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $5,710
NVG Inital Bell 206
141 Course
Per Hour Total
6 Hours Dual NVG $1,250 $7,500
8 Hours Ground $40 $320
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $8,560
NVG Recurrent
This course is available for those who already hold a pilot certifcate rated in helicopters and NVG qualified.

Annual training required for personnel who should continue to serve in the same duty position during night vision goggle operations and also for those who have exceeded 120 days since their last NVG flight.

FAR 61.57(g) requirements met upon successful completion.

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Must be a US citizen
Hold a pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft Catageory Rating and NVG PIC qualified
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
2.5 hours NVG flight training
4 hours ground training
Privledges
May satisify insurance annual training requirements
NVG Recurrent R44
141 Course
Per Hour Total
2.5 Hours Dual NVG $790 $1,975
4 Hours Ground $40 $160
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $2,875
NVG Recurrent Bell 206
141 Course
Per Hour Total
2.5 Hours Dual NVG $1,250 $3,125
4 Hours Ground $40 $160
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $4,025
NVG Instructor
This course is a 141 approved course available to any rated pilots who is a US citizen and have an NVG PIC endorsement.

Training is comprised of a minimum of 4 hours of ground school training and 3 hours of flight training. Successfully completing this course will result in an endorsement under 61.195(k)(7) to provide NVG instruction. FAR 61.195(k)(7) endorsement provided upon successful completion.

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Must be a US Citizen
Hold a Pilot Certificate
NVG PIC endorsement
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
3 hours minimum flight training
4 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by Chief Instructor
Privledges
May provide flight instruction on the use of night vision goggles.
NVG CFI Robinson R44
141 Course
Per Hour Total
3 Hours Dual NVG $790 $2,370
4 Hours Ground $40 $160
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $3,270
NVG CFI Bell 206
141 Course
Per Hour Total
3 Hours Dual NVG $1,250 $3,750
4 Hours Ground $40 $160
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $4,650
External Load
This course is a 141 approved course available to any rated pilots .

Learn the challenges of vertical reference flight with external loads and long lines from 30 ft to 100 ft. This course is taught in our Robinson R44. Bell 206 available at additional cost.

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold a Pilot Certificate
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
15 hours minimum flight training
10 hours minimum of ground training
Pass oral/practical test conducted by Chief Instructor
Privledges
May be endorsed under FAR 133
VRLL Robinson R44
141 Course
Per Hour Total
15 Hours Dual VRLL $790 $11,850
10 Hours Ground $40 $400
Books and Materials   $600
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $13,000
VRLL Bell 206
141 Course
Per Hour Total
15 Hours Dual NVG $1,250 $18,750
10 Hours Ground $40 $400
Books and Materials   $590
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $19,890
Career Pilot Programs
Many students plan to continue training and become helicopter industry professionals. By combining several of the courses offered, we can offer a comprehensive training package to our career minded clients.

As an entry-level helicopter pilot, flight instruction is often the first step on the career path. The FAA requires 200 hours of helicopter flight time in order to instruct in a Robinson R22/R44. Since approximately 75 - 80% of the flight training facilities in the U.S. operate the Robinson R22 / R44 as entry-level training aircraft, meeting the requirements to work in this model of aircraft would give an individual the greatest potential for employment.

Palm Beach Helicopters offers four career plans:
Pro Pilot
Pro Pilot Plus
Pro Pilot Supreme
Pro Pilot Elite
Pro Pilot
This course is available for anyone wanting to pursue a career as a commercial helicopter pilot.

This course combines the private, Instrument and Commercial rating. A commercial rating allows you to legally work as a pilot however there are very few opportunities for employment at this level.


Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate
Pass  three FAA Written Exams
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
124.5 hours minimum flight training
30.5 hours minimum simulator training
141 hours minimum of ground training
Pass three oral/practical tests conducted by the Chief Instructor
Privledges
May receive compensaton
May take passengers for hire
Required to pursue a Flight Instructor Certificate
Pro Pilot R22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
74.5 Hours Dual VFR $335 $24,957.50
35 Hours Dual IFR $350 $12,250
30.5 Hours Simulator $120 $3660
15 hours Solo $295 $4425
141 Hours Ground $40 $5,640
3 FAA Written Exams   $450
3 End of Course Test   $1,500
Books and Materials   $444
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $53,476.50
Pro Pilot Plus
This course is a 141 approved course available to any one .

This course will enable the entry-level helicopter pilot the minimum requirements to obtain a flight instructor position in a Robinson R22 helicopter and meet the requirements of FAA SFAR 73.


Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate
Pass six FAA Written Exams
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
202.5 hours minimum flight training
221.5 hours minimum of ground training
Pass three oral/practical tests conducted by the Chief Instructor
Pass two oral/practical test conducted by FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
Meets SFAR 73 requirement to instruct in Robinson R22
May provide instrument instruction in helicopters
Pro Pilot Plus R22
141 Course
Per Hour Total
104 Hours Dual VFR $335 $34,840
50 Hours Dual IFR $350 $17,500
48.5 hours Solo $295 $14,307.50
221.5 Hours Ground $40 $8,860
6 FAA Written Exams   $900
3 End of Course Test   $1,500
2 FAA Examiner Fees   $1,375
SFAR 73  Endorsement   $200
Books and Materials   $644
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $80,276.50
Pro Pilot Supreme
This course is a 141 approved course available to any one .

This course will enable the entry-level helicopter pilot the minimum requirements to obtain a flight instructor position in a Robinson R22 and R44 helicopter and meet the requirements of FAA SFAR 73.


Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate
Pass six FAA Written Exams
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
203 hours minimum flight training
221.5 hours minimum of ground training
Pass three oral/practical tests conducted by the Chief Instructor
Pass two oral/practical test conducted by FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
Meets SFAR 73 requirement to instruct in Robinson R22 and R44
May provide instrument instruction in helicopters
Pro Pilot Supreme R22/R44
141 Course
Per Hour Total
94 Hours Dual VFR R22 $335 $31,490
35 Hours Dual IFR R22 $350 $12,250
47 hours Solo R22 $295 $13,865
10 Hours Dual VFR R44 $565 $5,650
15 Hours Dual IFR R44 $575 $8,625
2 Hours Solo R44 $525 $1050
221.5 Hours Ground $40 $8,860
6 FAA Written Exams   $900
3 End of Course Test   $1,500
2 FAA Examiner Fees   $1,375
2 SFAR 73  Endorsements   $400
Books and Materials   $644
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $86,759
Pro Pilot Elite
This course is a 141 approved course available to any one .

This course will enable the entry-level helicopter pilot the minimum requirements to obtain a flight instructor position in a Robinson R22 and Robinson R44 helicopter and meet the requirements of FAA SFAR 73. This course also includes NVG Initial and Vertical Reference Long Line courses in the R44.

Students who wish to train under FAR part 61 can be provided a custom quote for a program based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion
Must read, speak, and understand English
Hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate
Pass six FAA Written Exams
Basic Med or FAA 3rd Class Medical
202.5 hours minimum flight training
242.5 hours minimum of ground training
Pass three oral/practical tests conducted by the Chief Instructor
Pass two oral/practical test conducted by FAA Designated Examiner
Privledges
Meets SFAR 73 requirement to instruct in Robinson R22 and R44
May provide instrument instruction in helicopters
Pro Pilot Elite R22/R44
141 Course
Per Hour Total
78 Hours Dual VFR R22 $335 $26,130
50 Hours Dual IFR R22 $350 $17,500
49 hours Solo R22 $295 $14,455
2Hours Dual VFR R44 $565 $1130
8 Hours Dual NVG R44 $790 $6,320
15 Hurs Dual VRLL R44 $790 11,850
2 Hours Solo R44 $525 $1050
242.5 Hours Ground $40 $9,700
6 FAA Written Exams   $900
3 End of Course Test   $1,500
2 FAA Examiner Fees   $1,375
2 SFAR 73  Endorsements   $400
Books and Materials   $1,644
Enrollment Fee   $150
Total   $93,316.50
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