US Aviation

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Helicopter Training

Our helicopter flight training curriculum is FAA certified. All American Helicopters Flight school specializes in training Pilots for their Helicopter careers. Our experienced Flight Instructors work with you to ensure you attain your goals quickly and effectively. We have a proven track record for turning out excellent pilots. Our Success Stories speak for themselves.

The ATP certificate is the highest level issued by the FAA. It requires a total of 1,200 hours of flight time. Some employers require ATP helicopter training for their more senior pilots and also to fly their bigger helicopters.

Many employers offer their pilots a bonus if the pilot has completed ATP helicopter training and has an ATP certificate.

FAA helicopter training requirements for an ATP are:

  • 1,200 hours total time
  • 500 hours cross country
  • 100 hours at night (15 must be in a helicopter)
  • 200 hours in helicopters (75 hours Pilot-in-Command)
  • 75 hours actual or simulated Instrument (50 must be in an aircraft; of those 25 must be in a helicopter)

ATP flight training hours and ground helicopter lessons needed vary depending on the individual. Students average 10 hours of flight time and 10 hours of ground instruction with us.

The following numbers are based on the average amount of time it takes our students to complete their helicopter training for an ATP certificate. This is just to give you an idea of costs - your costs may vary based on your instrument proficiency levels.





Dual Flight hours

10 hrs x $320



Ground Instruction

20 hrs x $50



Books and Tests








Average Cost


We do not require full payment up front for the certificate/rating you choose. You may "pay as you go" if that is your preference.

  • $320 per hour Dual Instruction is the "pay as you go" standard rate.
  • $50 per hour Ground Instruction.
  • $270 per hour Solo.

Still have questions? Contact us now for more info.

Note: All prices are subject to change without notice. The prices listed above are only estimates - each person's situation will be different. Call or email for a more accurate estimate.