Commercial Helicopter Training – CPL (H)
If you want another challenge after your private licence, or a career as a professional pilot, the next step is commercial helicopter training. At Rise Helicopters, you can take our 30-hour CPL(H) modular course (your commercial ‘ticket’ or ‘CPLH’). This launches your career as a paid helicopter pilot.

What can I do with a commercial helicopter licence?

Being a commercial pilot with a licence for helicopter flying offers a great career that could give you the freedom to travel the world. With natural ability, good training and a willingness to relocate, you could eventually do exciting jobs such as these:

  • Executive transfer
  • Offshore oil support
  • Heli-logging
  • Powerline inspection
  • Air ambulance flying

Whatever your dream, we’ll give you some of the finest commercial training in the UK, with lots of practical flying, and all the support you need. Read on to learn more.

What do I need for commercial helicopter training?

CPL(H) training requires the following:

  • At least 155 hours of experience
  • A PPL(H) qualification

You’ll also need to have taken and passed these ground exams:

  • Principles of Flight
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Operational Procedures
  • Communications
  • Meteorology
  • Air Law
  • Navigation
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Flight Performance and Planning

As an approved flight training organisation (FTO) we can put you in touch with organisations that run the ground training courses.

What does CPL(H) training cost?

The hourly cost of commercial helicopter pilot training varies with different training aircraft. The following indicates hourly costs* (you’ll need at least 30 hours to get your commercial helicopter license).

CPL(H) – Ground Exams ( Contact Rise Helicopters and they will put you in contact)

CPL(H) course – See Price List

Take the first step today

Your first step towards a new career is just a phone call or email away. Contact us to discuss your commercial helicopter training now.