Commercial Pilot’s Licence

The Commercial Pilot’s Licence not only allows you to start earning money for the flying that you do, but also shows that you can fly a helicopter to a very high standard.

This structured course teaches you how to become a fully fledged Captain of an aircraft, as opposed to simply knowing how to fly a helicopter.

You will develop the skills to operate the helicopter more efficiently and in a professional manner. You will also complete a night qualification as part of the course, one of the most exciting training courses you will do.

On completion of the CPL(H) course, you will become eligible to apply for our Flight Instructor Scholarship where you can have your entire FI(H) training course paid for.

Pre-entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold an ICAO PPL(H)
  • Passed all EASA CPL(H) or ATPL(H) theoretical examinations
  • Hold an EASA Class 1 medical certificate
  • Minimum of 155 flight hours logged, including 50 hours PIC

Course Requirements

  • 30 hours (daytime) flight instruction
  • Five hours night instruction
  • Pass a CPL(H) skill test with a CAA examiner

What's included?

Our commercial modular flying course includes the following and is based on the minimum hours required by regulation:

One month’s membership (landing fees, tea, coffee, wi-fi etc.)
Course materials (flight manual [electronic], checklists etc.)
35 hours Cabri G2 flight instruction
10 hours of classroom-based instruction
Up to one-and-a-half hours aircraft hire for the skill test

You should be aware that it may take longer than the minimum hours in order to meet the standard required to pass the skill test and you may need to arrange some additional flight training hours.


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Damien, Leicester

“A fantastic hidden gem. The centre has a collection of highly professional and passionate trainers together with a vast knowledge base and training materials. For those who want to learn to fly helicopters, this is THE one-stop-shop”

Lewis, Kent

“I'm an 18 year old trainee pilot, and since my first day here it couldn’t have been better. Helicentre's fleet is state-of-the-art, the staff are amazing and words cannot describe how hard working and down to earth they are. The road to becoming a professional helicopter pilot definitely starts here!”

Lee, London

"Helicentre Aviation has provided the perfect training environment. Their professional and knowledgeable instructors form part of a very friendly, efficient and supportive team. Choosing Helicentre to take my first step into the industry has been the best decision of my flying career so far"