Commercial Pilot

HeliStream, Inc.’s Commercial Pilot Program continues the pilot’s training to focus on a better understanding of the aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. The Commercial Pilot Certificate allows you to conduct commercial helicopter flights for compensation or hire. With the guidance from our high-time instructors, the student pilot will gain the experience and preparation needed to launch a career as a professional helicopter pilot.

Important: Simulator Facts That May Affect You! If you are planning to start your career as a Certified Flight Instructor, Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No 73 states that in order to teach in a Robinson R22/R44, you NEED 200 hours of flight time in a helicopter. If you received training with a simulator, while valuable, you may find that you need to pay for additional flight hours in order to meet the 200 flight hour requirement.
Our training programs include ONLY actual flight hours, not simulator training. If you are seeking training elsewhere that offers simulator training, be sure to also ask for pricing that includes actual flight hours.

FAA Requirements

  • Complete the Private Pilot Helicopter course.
  • Hold an FAA medical certificate.
  • Pass an FAA knowledge test.
  • Pass an FAA practical (oral and flight) test.
  • Obtain 110 hours flight time of which 90 are to be logged as pilot-in-command.
  • Obtain 5 hours of Instrument Flight Instruction (In R22).

Course Includes

  • 15 hours of dual instruction.
  • 90 hours solo practice.
  • 25 hours of ground instruction.
  • 5 hours Instrumental dual instruction

Contact Us

(714) 662-3163

John Wayne Airport
3000 Airway Ave
Suite 350
Costa Mesa
CA 92626 USA
PH: (714) 662-3163
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Circle Air/Gillespie Field
681 Kenney Street
El Cajon, Ca 92020 USA
PH: (619) 448-2540
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