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pilots license louisiana

As a Professional Pilot, you are required to maintain a Commercial certification. Commercial Pilot
Certification will allow a pilot to fly for compensation or hire. Under a Part 135 operation, the salary for
a Commercial Pilot In Command (PIC) can vary from $50,000-$100,000 a year. EMS and GOM Gulf of
Mexico (GOM) pilots typically start around $65,000 a year. A Captain flying for a GOM operator can
make over $130,000 per year.

Eligibility Requirements

- Hold a current FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft/Helicopter Certificate
- Minimum 18 years of age prior to course completion
- Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
- Hold a valid 3rd Class FAA medical certificate

Certification Requirements


- 150 hours of flight time as a pilot
- 100 hours in powered aircraft
- 50 hours must be in helicopters
- 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time
- 35 hours in helicopters
- 10 hours in cross-country flight in helicopters
- 20 hours of helicopter training

- 5 hours by reference to instruments using a view-limiting device
- One 2-hour cross country flight in a helicopter in daytime
- One 2-hour cross country flight in a helicopter in nighttime
- 5 hours PIC in night VFR conditions
- 10 hours of flight time as pilot in command with an instructor
- 30 hours Ground Instruction
- Pass the FAA Knowledge Test
- Pass the FAA Practical Test

Interested in the Commercial Pilot Course?

Interested in flying but don't know where to start?

A Discovery Flight with us is the perfect way for you to get your first experience of flying an airplane or helicopter. Our Discovery Flights are 30 minutes long.  Gift Certificates Available!

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