Duration: From 18 to 24 months
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Act as pilot-in-command in non-commercial airlift operations and as pilot-in-command in commercial airlift operations in any single-pilot certified helicopter.

Course Description

He CPL(H) Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course It differs from the private one by granting the pilot the ability to practice the profession of professional helicopter pilot on a paid basis, while also being trained to transport passengers.

These courses are carried out under the EU regulations for the correct obtaining of the CPL(H) commercial helicopter pilot license.

Course duration

He Commercial helicopter pilot course It can last from 18 to 24 months depending on the time spent by the student and their availability.

Course structure

The applicant must complete 350 theoretical hours. During the course the following topics will be studied:

  • Air legislation (Minimum, 25 theoretical hours)
  • General knowledge of aircraft (Minimum, 30 theoretical hours)
  • Performance and flight planning (Minimum, 25 theoretical hours)
  • Human factors (Minimum, 10 theoretical hours)
  • Meteorology (Minimum, 30 theoretical hours)
  • Navigation (Minimum, 55 theoretical hours)
  • Operational procedures (Minimum, 8 theoretical hours)
  • Beginning of flights (Minimum, 20 theoretical hours)
  • Communications (Minimum, 10 theoretical hours)

*The rest of the theoretical hours are completed with pre- and post-flight conferences.


The applicant will demonstrate an adequate level of knowledge to pass the following subjects in a period of 12 months:

  • Air legislation
  • General knowledge of aircraft
  • Performance and flight planning
  • Human factors
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Beginning of flights
  • Communications

Requirements to take the course

For him Commercial helicopter pilot course you only need:

Professional departure for helicopter pilots in Spain

Obtaining a commercial helicopter pilot license is no different from completing a master's degree or university degree. After completing the course, you will need to accumulate professional experience (flight hours) to be able to reach well-paid jobs.

The normal thing is to work for a few years in medium-sized helicopter companies to later take the leap and work as a helicopter pilot in the specialization that you like the most, whether as a police helicopter pilot, as a fire department pilot or maritime rescue, or as a passenger transport pilot of large and luxurious helicopters.

Just like an airplane pilot, you must be willing to travel (abroad if necessary) and you will set the limits, since as in any job, if you want to go far, you must be ambitious and not stop training (obtain qualifications and specialized courses).


In this case, you must take the "Modular" commercial helicopter pilot course since you will already have some theoretical subjects of the commercial pilot course validated and the license will be cheaper.

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