Pilot Training

So, you want to be a helicopter pilot? Flight training is now in Port Macquarie

Whether you’re a curious beginner or want a career as a pilot, we’ll teach you everything you need to take flight, all in the stunning beach-side surrounds of ‘Port’.

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE THE HIGH LIFE?

At Port Macquarie Helicopters, we strive to be a flying school with a difference. We go the extra mile to provide a personal level of service, continuity of instructors and a pathway for your life as a pilot not just during your training, but also once you have your licence with opportunities for flight experiences and connection with other pilots.

We only take on a limited number of students at any one time to ensure you are able to book your lessons at a time that’s convenient and our instructors know your progress intimately.

Our prices are based on using a Robinson R44 and buying refundable 10-hour blocks. Contact us for casual rates.

Our training services include:

  • Introductory flight lesson.
  • Basic instruction for new students to progress through to Private or Commercial Pilot Licences.
  • Night VFR Ratings so you can fly at night.
  • Endorsements, including Basic Gas Turbine and Low Level.
  • Catering to live-in students.
  • Overseas licence conversions.
  • FIR - Flight Instructor Ratings.
  • Biennial Flight Reviews to assist with ongoing requirements.
  • Theory ground school as an option for Private Licences.

COURSE INFORMATION

TRIAL INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT

$550 inc. GST

Not quite sure if you want to go for your pilots licence yet? That’s okay, we offer an introductory flying lesson so you can see if you like it. After a briefing with your instructor you will get to fly the helicopter under supervision for 30 minutes. The best part is, if you do decide to do your licence, this will count towards your time.

PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL)

$800 per hour +GST

The world is yours with a Private Pilot Licence. Experience a whole new kind of freedom with the ability to fly anywhere unsupervised, as long as it’s not for commercial purposes.

The benefits of this licence include:

  • Flying unsupervised with passengers
  • Travelling anywhere you like
  • A stepping stone to your Commercial Pilot

To get this licence you will:

  • Gain a class one or two medical certificate
  • Conduct a minimum of 50 flight hours*
  • Pass a practical and theory exam

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL)

$800 per hour GST FREE

You’re as free as a bird with a Commercial Pilot Licence. This licence means you can fly anywhere, anytime and you can operate for a business

The benefits of this licence include:

  • Flying unsupervised with passengers
  • Travelling anywhere you like
  • Operating for commercial use

To get this licence you will:

  • Gain a class one medical certificate
  • Conduct a minimum of 105 flight hours*
  • Pass a practical and 7 theory exams
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* It may take longer to complete this course depending on how you progress as an individual.

Ask about our great-value packages including training, accommodation deals and exams.
Easy access to Port Macquarie airport on Qantas or Virgin. Give us a call on 0487 771 200 or enquire here

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