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152 Flight Hours

9 - 16 Months

POA

Full time & part time options


Must be at least 18 Years


Class 1 medical required

Train for your commercial helicopter pilot licence (CPL-H)

Have better work stories & never “work” another day again!


A career as a professional commercial pilot is a challenging, diverse and rewarding adventure. Our ex-graduates are flying all over the world in Search and Rescue, Corporate, Tourism, Agriculture, Instructing, Police or Film & TV. You can make your dreams become a reality if you are prepared to work hard to achieve it.

The most affordable way for eligible students to gain their commercial or instructors pilots license is to apply for student loan funding through the Student Loan funded scheme. Please see our NZQA Diploma courses page for full information.

Based from North Shore Airport, once you have passed your PPL-H flight test, your commercial course can begin. You will build on the achievements to date and start with underslung load training. This will fine tune your hovering skills and teach you the importance of power management. Together with advanced navigation exercises and the intricacies of mountainous terrain flying you will be well on your way to obtaining your commercial pilot licence and the start of a new rewarding career.

An average Commercial Pilot Licence (H) will take up to one-year full time (including the PPL-H), but dependent on your commitment and budget, it can be achieved in a lot less than that.