Once you receive your private license, your time in the helicopter can then be logged as Pilot In Command (P.I.C.) time. You need a minimum of 100 hours PIC time as well as 150 hours total time to receive your Commercial Pilots License.

After the Instrument Rating, the commercial license is the next step on the professional helicopter pilot’s path to success. This is required to fly for hire. In addition to making your maneuvers you learned training for your private pilot license more precise, your commercial training will introduce you to advanced helicopter maneuvers and more practical application of these. Your ground training will include advanced helicopter aerodynamics as well as the rules and regulations governing commercial helicopter operations.