Pilot training

Hughes Helicopters provides a comprehensive array of training services covering everyone from beginners to more advanced pilots. Although we are based in Goulburn, we also offer ‘come to you’ training services and have already trained pilots from QLD, NT and VIC on their home turf.

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE THE HIGH LIFE?

At Hughes Helicopters, we strive to be a flying school with a difference. We go the extra mile to provide a personal level of service and pathway for your life as a pilot not just during your training, though also once you have your licence with opportunities for flight experiences, connection with other pilots and work placements for our commercially qualified pilots.

We only take on a limited number of students at any one time to ensure you are able to book your lessons at a time that’s convenient and our instructors know your progress intimately.

Our training services include:

  • Introductory flight lesson
  • Basic instruction for new students to progress through to Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot’s Licences.
  • Night VFR Ratings so you can fly at night.
  • Endorsements including Basic Gas Turbine.
  • Catering to overseas students.
  • Overseas Licence conversions.
  • FIR-Flight Instructor Ratings.
  • Biennial Flight Reviews to assist with ongoing requirements.
  • Theory ground school as an option for both the Private and Commercial Licences for those who thrive in a classroom experience.

COURSE INFORMATION

Introductory flight lesson

$550

Not quite sure if you want to go for your pilots’ licence yet? That’s ok, we offer an introductory flying lesson so you can see if you like it. After a briefing with your instructor you will get to fly the Helicopter under supervision for 30 minutes. The best part is, if you do decide to do your licence, this will count towards your time.

Contact us today about and introductory flying lesson.

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RECREATIONAL PILOT LICENCE (RPL)

$800 per hour +GST

Take your life to new heights with a Recreational Pilot Licence. Experience the excitement of flying independently and get a taste of what a private licence would be like.

The benefits of this licence include:

  • Flying unsupervised with passengers
  • Travelling up to 25nm (46Km) radius from the point of take-off
  • A stepping stone to your Private Pilots Licence

To get this licence you will:

  • Complete all course modules
  • Conduct a minimum of 25 flight hours*
  • Pass a practical and theory exam

Contact us today to chat about the costs involved.

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PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL)

$800 per hour +GST

The world is yours with a Private Pilot Licence. Experience a whole new kind of freedom with the ability to fly anywhere unsupervised, as long as it’s not for commercial purposes.

The benefits of this licence include:

  • Flying unsupervised with passengers
  • Travelling anywhere you like
  • A stepping stone to your Commercial Pilots Licence

To get this licence you will:

  • Complete all course modules
  • Conduct a minimum of 50 flight hours*
  • Pass a practical and theory exam

Contact us today to chat about the costs involved.

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COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL)

$800 per hour (GST free)

You’re as free as a bird with a Commercial Pilots Licence. This licence means you can fly anywhere, anytime and you can operate for a business.

The benefits of this licence include:

  • Flying unsupervised with passengers
  • Travelling anywhere you like
  • Operating for commercial use

To get this licence you will:

  • Complete all requirements from the recreation and private licence
  • Conduct a minimum of 105 flight hours*
  • Pass a practical and theory exam
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Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)

POA (GST free)

If you already hold a Private or Commercial Licence, have a minimum of 250 flight hours, you may be eligible to begin your Flight Instructor Rating (FIR).

The FIR enables you to teach students how to fly helicopters in the training endorsement held by the Instructor

Requirements:

  • You must hold a Private/Commercial helicopter pilot licence

  • Have a minimum of 250 hours flying helicopters

  • Have completed the Single CASA FIR theory exam

  • Have completed an approved Principles and Methods of Instruction (PMI) course or hold a  Certificate 4 in training  and assessing

  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours flight training and meet the CASA FIR(H) Syllabus and standards

  • Sit your FIR (Grade 3 training endorsement) flight test with an approved Flight Examine

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Night VFR

POA

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Come to you training

When time is critical? business can’t afford you to be away? want to learn in the area you are going  to be flying  in?

Come  to you training offers  you all the benefits  of the normal training  packages but with the  advantage of being available for that major problem not miles away.

Train at you pace in a familiar area, which helps you to be relaxed and more able to take in  the  information  at you pace

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*it may take longer to complete this course depending on how you progress as an individual.

Get in contact with us today to book a course or discuss the right course of learning for you. Ask us about a special package that includes accommodation, a dedicated instructor with PPL H training complete in 3 weeks!

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