The FAA allows a pilot who is rated in one category of aircraft to train slightly different for a rating in another category. The most common example of this is a pilot who has an airplane license that wants to fly helicopters. If you are unsure whether you qualify for an add-on rating, please contact us and we will help you figure it out.
The Private Pilot add-on training program will prepare the holder of an “Airplane Private Pilot Certificate” for the privileges of a helicopter rating. As with our Private Pilot training program, all instruction is done on a one-on-one basis with our certified instructors. We offer flexible scheduling seven days a week in an effort to help you achieve your flying goals.
The Instrument Add-On Training Program will prepare the holder of an Airplane Instrument rating and “Helicopter Pilot Certificate” for the additional rating of Helicopter/Instrument.
The Commercial Pilot add-On Training Program will prepare the holder of an Airplane Commercial Certificate for the privileges of a helicopter rating. As with our Commercial Pilot Training Program, all instruction is done on a one-on-one basis with our certified instructors.
This process works both ways, that means that if you don't have an airplane license, once you have your helicopter license, you would be eligible to get an airplane license at the reduced add-on minimums. Want to fly the company president from Hartford to New York in the helicopter and then from New York to Paris in the Global Business Jet? Dual rated pilots can definitely expand their career potential, and when you're ready, we can recommend some great places to add-on an airplane rating too.