Many people dream of being able to fly. Of course just a hundred years ago and this dream was not achievable. These days, however, all kinds of people can take to the air. Not only in aeroplanes either, and helicopter lessons are a great way to learn to fly. You never know where helicopter flying lessons may take you.
If you want to be a helicopter pilot the road is long and difficult. In terms of lessons, in order to obtain a commercial pilot’s licence, as opposed to a private licence, you’ll need to put in 155 hours of flying time. This must include 50 hours of pilot in command hours. You will also need to pass theoretical examinations.
Lessons themselves can be difficult. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to have trial lessons, to get a good sense of what’s involved, and this will inform your decision whether to go for your commercial licence. If you do obtain your licence, you can begin to operate as a commercial pilot, which can be a very rewarding career.
There are many career prospects. You could end up flying a police helicopter, could work in the military or may fly charter flights and sightseeing tours. Being able to fly a helicopter is not just a pipe dream, but for many is a very viable career choice.
If you want to start on the road to achieving your helicopter licence, why not consider a trail lesson.