Night Rating

For commercial and private pilots who don’t want to be limited to daylight flying.

The flight training can be done in any of the aircraft below for the associated hourly rates:

Robinson R44 – $835.00/hr +HST
Bell 206 Jet Ranger – $1,160.00/hr +HST
Ground Instruction – $75.00/hr +HST

To meet the Transport Canada Night Rating requirements, students will receive the following training:

  • Ground instruction – approximately 5 to 10 hours of lessons with an instructor
  • Private Licence: 20 hours of total flight time – 10 night training, 10 instrument training
  • Commercial Licence: 10 hours of total flight time – 5 dual night training, 5 solo night training

Type Rating

For pilots who are looking to expand their ability to fly different types of helicopters.

To achieve a type endorsement, you must be able to safely and proficiently conduct a qualifying flight under the supervision of a qualified person in accordance with Transport Canada. Though there is no specified number, it is recommended to budget for approximately 3 to 10 flight training hours in each type.

You can achieve a type rating on the aircraft below for the associated hourly rates:

Robinson R44 – $835.00/hr +HST
Bell 206 Jet Ranger – $1,160.00/hr +HST
Astar AS350 – $1,895.00/hr +HST

Recurrent Training

For pilots to maintain the validity of their private or commercial licence.

At Helicopters Canada, you can choose from the following recurrent training guidelines:

  • Recurrency flights
  • Ground instruction
  • PSTAR written exam
  • Pilot Proficiency/Competency Checks (PCC/PPC)
  • Completion of the skill requirements to issue/renew a pilot permit, licence or rating such as:
    • Night rating
    • Instrument rating
    • Instructor rating

Flight Instructor Rating

For commercial helicopter pilots who wish to make a career of teaching students how to fly.

This course trains you in accordance with the requirements to obtain your Class 4 Instructor Rating. To upgrade beyond a Class 4, you must meet the requirements of CARs 421.78 to 421.80.

Here are the requirements to be eligible for this course:

  • Hold a valid Canadian Commercial Helicopter Licence
  • Have a minimum of 250 hours pilot in command flight time in helicopters
  • Have a minimum of 15 hours instrument time – maximum 10 in an approved instrument ground trainer

In this course, you must complete:

  • Minimum 25 hours of ground school instruction
  • Minimum 30 hours of dual flight training time
  • Pass the Class 4 final written exam – HIRAF
  • Pass the Instrument Instruction final written exam – FIREN
  • Pass the Class 4 Instructor Rating flight test- completed with a certified flight test examiner

The flight training can be done in any of the aircraft below for the associated hourly rates:

Robinson R44 – $835.00/hr +HST
Bell 206 Jet Ranger – $1,160.00/hr +HST
Ground Instruction – $75.00/hr +HST