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.
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.