Commercial – Part 141

FAA License Requirements - Commercial Pilot   (Part 141)

Flight Requirements:

  • 115 Hours Helicopter Flight Time
    FLYIT! Professional Simulator Flight Training Device (FTD). An FTD can be used to satisfy a maximum of 20% of the total flight training requirements:

- 30 Hours Dual
- 85 Hours Solo
- 30 Hours ground training
- 30 Hours pre/post flight briefing

Remember: Many of the required training hours would already have been completed during your Private Pilot training and count towards your Commercial requirements. Also, maximum use of the FTD reduces your overall cost. Talk with us for details.

Physical Requirements:

  • Eighteen is the minimum age required by the Veterans Administration to obtain a pilot license under Part 141. There is no maximum age limit or restriction.
  • Applicants must be in good general health, with eyesight correctable to 20/20 and normal color vision.
  • A flight physical is required by an approved F.A.A. doctor before soloing.

Part 141 Ground School Summary:
Class meets weekly - Please call our office for details.

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

  • Introduction To The Helicopter
  • Aerodynamics

 

THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT

  • Safety of Flight
  • Airports, Heliports & Airspace

 

HELICOPTER SYSTEMS & INSTRUMENTS

  • Flight Control Systems
  • Engines and Related Systems
  • Fuel and Electrical Systems
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Flight Instruments

 

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

  • Vision In-Flight
  • Spatial Disorientation
  • Respiration and Altitude
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Performance

 

FLIGHT PLANNING & DECISION-MAKING

  • Planning & Organizing Flights
  • Decision-Making
  • Cockpit Resource Management

 

BASIC NAVIGATION

  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Flight Computers (E6B)
  • Pilotage & Dead Reckoning
  • Sources of Flight Information

 

RADIO NAVIGATION

  • VOR, ADF, LORAN & GPS

 

COMMUNICATIONS & PERFORMANCE

  • Radio Communications
  • Radar and ATC Services
  • Predicting Performance
  • Weight and Balance

 

HOVERING OPERATIONS

  • Flying into Controlled Airspace
  • Proper Radio Use & Practice
  • Helicopter Ops at Controlled Airports

 

PRIMARY MANEUVERS

  • Straight and Level Flight
  • Climbs, Descents and Turns
  • Departures and Approaches

 

ADVANCED MANEUVERS

  • Maximum Performance Takeoff & Climb
  • High-Altitude Operations
  • Rapid Decelerations & Slope Operations
  • Night Operations

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • Autorotations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Systems and Equipment Malfunctions

 

METEOROLOGY FOR PILOTS

  • Basic Weather Theory.
  • Weather Patterns
  • Weather Hazards

 

INTERPRETING WEATHER DATA

  • Printed Reports and Forecasts
  • Graphic Weather Products
  • Sources of Weather Information

 

GROUND OPERATIONS

  • Preflight and Starting
  • Shutdown Procedures
  • Safety Considerations

 

SPECIAL OPERATIONS

  • Confined Area and Pinnacle Operations
  • Float Operations
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