To begin flight training the applicant must meet the minimum requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A. Student Pilot must be at least 16 years of age
B.  Private Pilot must be at least 17 year of age
C.  Commerical Pilot must be at least 18 year of age
D.  Student must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English Language

In addition, the Transportation Security Administration also requires the applicant to provide documentation to prove U.S. Citizenship.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to get their Class 2 Medical Certificate prior to beginning training.  Being unable to meet the standards for this certificate would prevent a student from being able to work as a commercial pilot.

D45A7254_bozeman_photographer-2851696984-OIntro Flight:

Those who meet the requirements to become a pilot and are serious about beginning training are encouraged to take an introductory flight to see what flying in a helicopter is really like.  This Intro Flight will include a half hour of pre flight briefing and a half hour flight during which the potential student will be able to actually take the controls of the aircraft.