This training program enable pilots to qualify or renew their Instrument Flying Rules rating.
R44 equipped with a Garmin 750
The flight experience of each candidate is taken into account. We will take the time to carefully study your situation and adjust your training accordingly for a tailor-made training that will perfectly meet your needs.
Hold a valid Canadian Private or Commercial Helicopter License
Hold a valid medical certificate
Have at least 50 hours as PIC on cross-country flights either on an aircraft or helicopter (with a minimum of 10 hours on a helicopter)
Qualified as a R44 Pilot
This training can be done at home for free by the pilot, or you can follow the 60 hours Passport Helico program in-class.
The written exam for Instrument Rating includes the following topics:
• Canadian Aviation Regulations
• Instrument flight rules and procedures
• Radio and radar systems
The candidate must have accumulated 40 hours of instrument flight training time:
A maximum of 20 hours of flight training on a flight simulator
A minimum of 5 hours on helicopter with a flight instructor
A minimum of 15 hours of dual control instrument flight on an airplane or helicopter,
2 hours flight exam
Pilot may choose to do 15 hours on a fixed-wing aircraft, which is less expensive than 20 hours on an RH44. However, Passport Helico does not offer fixed-wing aircraft flights. These hours must be done elsewhere.
Pass a flight test as pilot-in-command of a helicopter.
Basic IFR knowledge, 2 IFR approaches in compliance with the prescribed minimums, 1 waiting circuit, a short navigation, resolution of failures in simulated IFR flight conditions.
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