The Airline Transport Pilot Rating is the highest rating you can achieve as a helicopter pilot. The average ATP rated pilot earns more over their career than a pilot who does not have the rating. Significant experience outside of your initial training will be needed before pursuing this rating.
- Be at least 23 years of age.
- Must hold a first-class medical prior to training.
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
- Hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating
- 1,200 hours of total time as a pilot that includes at least:
- 500 hours of cross-country flight time.
- 100 hours of night flight time, of which 15 hours are in helicopters.
- 200 hours of flight time in helicopters, which includes at least 75 hours as a pilot in command.
- 75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours are obtained in flight.
Note: The estimated price requires the applicant meets or exceeds the
minimum flight experience requirements as per FAR 61.161.
|Pre & Post Flight Briefing||10||$65.00||$650.00|
|FAA Examiner Fee||1||$800.00||$800.00|
|Aircraft Rental for Check Ride||1.5||$495.00||$742.50|
|FAA Medical Exam||1||$90.00||$90.00|
|Written Exam Test||1||$150.00||$150.00|
NOTE: All numbers and prices are subject to change and all hours are based on FAA minimums.