Universal Helicopters takes pride in offering the most highly advanced and exceptional helicopter flight training in the Robinson R22 Beta II, Robinson R44 Raven, R66 Turbine & the Bell Jet Ranger 206BIII helicopters. Our President, Dr. Gordon Jiroux, and his flight instructors have set the standard for excellence in flight instruction teaching students from all over the USA and around the world. Universal Helicopters will continue set the standard and make safety and quality our top priority each and every day.

FULL TIME STUDENTS. For students enrolled full time in the program studying to obtain FAA Private through Certified Flight Instructor Instrument certificates and ratings, the length of time it takes is dependent of several factors. These factors are: the student’s own ability; how motivated the student is and how much effort the student puts towards these courses, both at UHI and after lessons with regards to the homework and study assignments that are given after each class. Motivation being the most important factor will determine how much success the student will have retaining the knowledge and gaining consistency to become a safe, employable asset to the aviation industry.

WE EXPECT YOU TO FINISH ONE RATING PER SEMESTER. SEMESTER’S RANGE BETWEEN 13-16 WEEKS.

FOR COLLEGE ENROLLED STUDENTS, PLEASE REFER TO THE COLLEGE’S COURSE CATALOG OR CONTACT YOUR UNIVERSITY FOR THEIR MOST CURRENT TUITION & FEE SCHEDULE.



Private Pilot Certificate

FAA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Obtain a 2nd or 3rd class/student pilot medical certificate-If you are continuing on to Commercial Cert. or higher obtain the 2nd Class
• Pass an FAA written examination

• Obtain a minimum of:  40 hours flight time
  30 hours dual instruction,
10 hours solo
Pass FAA Practical test

FAA MINIMUM TIMES BROKEN DOWN IN DUAL AND SOLO:
30 Hours Dual in R22
10 Hours Solo in R22
30 Hours Ground

Approximate Cost Based On FAA Minimum Times : R22 = $18,987

Expected Costs for the Private Course - These listed prices are not based on FAA minimum times
R22 = $26,086
R44 = $41,948


Commercial Pilot Certificate

FAA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Must first obtain or hold an FAA Private Pilot Certificate (with a minimum of 40 hours flight time)
• Hold or obtain a second class medical certificate
• Pass an FAA written examination

• Obtain a minimum of:  150 hours flight time
  50 hours dual instruction,
100 hours Pilot in Command
Pass FAA Practical Test

FAA MINIMUM TIMES BROKEN DOWN IN DUAL AND SOLO:
• 20 Hours Dual
• 90 Hours PIC/Solo
• 30 Hours Ground

Approximate Cost Based On FAA Minimum Times : R22 = $47,655

Expected Costs for the Commercial Course - These listed prices are not based on FAA minimum times
R22 = $53,884
R44 = $92,543


INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER RATING – Under Part 61, this course can be done concurrently with the Commercial Course

Instrument Flight Training is carried out in the R44 IFR configured helicopter. All UHI IFR helicopters are configured with Garmin equipped GPS WAAS receivers allowing training in published GPS vertically guided instrument approaches (LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV + V)

FAA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Hold or obtain a third class medical certificate
• Pass an FAA written examination

• Hold a Private Pilot  Certificate with:
  50 Hours X-C PIC
40 Hours Actual/Simulated Training in Category
Pass FAA Practical Test

FAA MINIMUM TIMES BROKEN DOWN IN DUAL AND SOLO:
• 40 Hours Dual
• 30 Hours Ground

Approximate Cost Based On FAA Minimum Times : R44 = $32,841

Expected Costs for the Commercial Course - These listed prices are not based on FAA minimum times
R44 = $45,873


Certified flight instructor (CFI)

FAA REQUIREMENTS:
• Hold or obtain a second class medical certificate
• Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate
• Obtain necessary dual instruction, and ground training until the standards are met.
• Pass two FAA written examinations (or one if applicant already holds another Flight Instructor rating).
• Pass FAA Practical Test

Approximate Cost Based On Part 141 FAA Minimum Times: R22 = $15,064

Expected Costs for the CFI Course - These listed prices are not based on FAA minimum times
R22 = $31,563
R44 = $47,953


Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)

FAA REQUIREMENTS:
• Hold or obtain a second class medical certificate
• Hold an FAA Instrument Rating (Helicopter)
• Obtain necessary dual instruction until FAA standards are met.
• Pass two FAA written examinations (or one if applicant already holds another Flight Instructor rating)
• Pass FAA Practical Test

Approximate Cost Based On Part 141 FAA Minimum Times: R44 = $14,056

Expected Costs for the CFII Course - These listed prices are not based on FAA minimum times
R44 = $29,112


Turbine Conversion Course

10 hours dual - R66 / BH206BIII

Expected Cost for the Turbine Course $15,300


**Night Vision Goggle (NVG)

7 hours dual - Robinson R44

Expected Cost for the NVG Course $9,497

**See the
Night Vision Goggle page for more details.

AUTOROTATION & FULL DOWN REFRESHER TRAINING PACKAGE (Prescott location only)

• Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate - Helicopter with PIC sign off in the R22 or R44.
• This is refresher training - only for R22 & R44 certificated Pilots.
• Includes 1 hour of ground and 2 - 5 hours of flight.
• Includes straight in, 180 and full down autorotations.


* These costs are estimated. The actual cost for each Certificated Course will vary based on your ability, level of motivation and individual effort. All ground and flight lessons are charged by the hour.


Individual Training Programs

Train at your Own Location at your convenience

We can build special individual training programs to suit your particular needs at your location at your convenience no matter which helicopter certificate(s) you are looking for - Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII. We can also build a program to finish a certificate(s) or rating that you started but never finished.

We will provide the Instructor, Training Materials and Helicopter (or you can supply yours) at your location.

You need to make yourself available for a minimum of three hours a day.

Call Gordon at 602-469-2258 to put YOUR specific training program together.


Introductory Flight - R22
This Flight includes approx. 30 minutes ground training & 20 minutes of flight time $175
Optional First Lesson includes approx. 1 hour ground training & 1 hour flight time $395
Introductory Flight - R44
This Flight includes approx. 30 minutes ground training & 20 minutes flight time $325
Optional First Lesson includes approx. 1 hour ground training & 1 hour flight time $675

NOTES

  1. BOOKS, MANUALS AND CHARTS ARE GENERALLY NOT INCLUDED OVER THE FULL 7 COURSES. BOOK RELATED EXPENSE WILL TOTAL APPROX. $400 - $1000 ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF COURSES BEING UNDERTAKEN
  2. STUDENT LIVING ACCOMODATION AND EXPENSES ARE NOT INCLUDED AND DEPEND ON INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. WE CAN ASSIST STUDENTS IN EACH LOCATION ON REQUEST
  3. COSTS ARE BASED ON PRICING WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF 5/20/2013
  4. UP TO 13.5 % FUEL SURCHARGE (ACCORDING TO LOCATION) AND A 10.2 % INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE WAIVER ARE ADDED TO FLIGHT COSTS. THE FUEL PRICE SURCHARGE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND IS DRIVEN BY FUEL PRICES FROM OUR SUPPLIERS. THESE ARE VOLATILE AND ARE OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL.
  5. OUR LIABILITY COVERAGES ARE HIGHER THAN THE NORMAL MINIMUM AVAILABLE – THIS INCREASES OUR RATES
  6. THERE ARE NO SURCHARGES ON GROUND RATES
  7. THE INTRODUCTORY FLIGHTS COSTS ARE INCLUSIVE OF BOTH SURCHARGES
  8. EXPECTED COSTS FOR ALL COURSES ARE BASED ON STUDENT ACTUAL EXPERIENCES AND NOT ON FAA MINIMUMS WHICH ARE UNREALISTIC FOR MOST STUDENTS – THEY INCLUDE CHARGES FOR PRE & POST FLIGHT BRIEFINGS AT THE GROUND RATE.