Commercial licence

From the very first flight, through the PPL and CPL training lessons, right through to the CPL flight test, Heli-Hire Limited is committed to ensuring that you, as a student, get the best possible training in order to achieve your Commercial Pilots License.

Complete the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training course with Heli-Hire and you will receive a FREE Hughes 500 type rating**, valued at around $7475. Heli-Hire Limited also offer Limited FREE Accommodation*** valued at around $6760 pa to students training with us, a combined saving of over $15000.
Please contact us to learn more about the Heli-Hire Limited Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training Programme.

COSTS
The prices quoted below are estimates based on the cost of obtaining a CPL, with no previous flight training experience, and with the minimum of 150 hours flying. Theory courses are run when required, but will incur an additional charge. Students may require additional instruction, dual or solo, to get to the required standard to hold a CPL.

  • 150 Hours Flight Training (R22) $ 81,750
  • 1.5 Hours Flight Test (R22) $ 818
  • Flight Test Fees (PPL & CPL) $ 1089
  • Aviation Theory Manuals $ 359
  • Aviation Theory Exams (PPL & CPL) $ 1176
  • Aviation Language Proficiency Test – From $ 129
  • Class 1 Medical – From $ 200
  • License Issues (PPL & CPL) $ 110
  • Charts & Publications $ 379
  • CAA Pilots Logbook $ 30
  • TOTAL $ 90,630
    NB: There are no hidden costs and all prices include GST (15%) Prices effective June 2012

The theory courses and CAA exams that are required to be completed by students are:

PPL
Flight Radio Telephone Operators Rating, Air Law, Flight Navigation, Meteorology, Human Factors, and Aircraft Technical Knowledge – Helicopter, and:

CPL
Meteorology, Flight Navigation, Human Factors, Aircraft Technical Knowledge – Helicopter, Law and Principles of Flight – Helicopter.

From 8 May 2008, CAA require evidence of Aviation Language Proficiency for any new license issue or license upgrade. ASL offer the ICAO mandated Aviation Language Proficiency Testing which will cost $129 for proficient English language speakers, or $246 for those where English is a second language.

There is the optional Basic Gas Turbine theory and exam to do, costing an additional $129.

The exams are conducted by Aviation Services Ltd and a pass mark of 70% must be obtained.

Dont forget, all students who complete a Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training Course* with Heli-Hire and you will receive a FREE Hughes 500 type rating**, valued at around $7475. Heli-Hire Limited also offer Limited FREE Accommodation*** valued at around $6760 per annum to students training with us, a combined saving of over $15000. Contact us to learn more about the Heli-Hire Limited Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training Course.

Download a Prospectus here – PDF Format.

Information for International Students
Heli-Hire Ltd caters for those who choose to train in New Zealand as an International Student.

* This course is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Heli-Hire Limited is accredited to teach it.

** Full CPL or 150 hours of Robinson R22 training must be undertaken with Heli-Hire Limited to receive FREE Hughes 500 Type Rating and does not include Theory Exam with ASL.

*** FREE On-Site Accommodation is strictly limited and is purely filled on a first come/first served basis. Accommodation is Shared Accommodation.

Contact us for more details.