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Private Pilot License (PPL)

The first step in becoming a career or recreational pilot. Our PPL Pilot program is intended for students who are beginning the journey of flight. Whether to fly for a hobby or to become a professional helicopter pilot VERTICAL SOLUTIONS will guide and train you through every step towards obtaining your passport to flight.

The FAA minimum requirements are as follows:

40 Hours total helicopter flight time


PHASE ONE (pre -solo)

30 hours of the minimum 40 hours are dual instruction with one of our CFI's, you learn to safely perform all the basic flight maneuvers and procedures as well as introductions to advanced emergency maneuvers and cross country navigation.

PHASE TWO (solo flight)

10 hours of solo flight

During this phase you will perform ten hours of solo flight in preparation for the FAA examination or practical test which includes three hours of solo cross-country.

PHASE THREE (pre-check ride)

This last phase consists of the last few hours of dual instruction, during which your instructor will assist in refining your skills in preparation for the practical test. The phase ends with the practical test or “check ride” which is given by an FAA designated examiner.

In preparation for the FAA written examination and the oral portion of the practical test or “check ride” VERTICAL SOLUTIONS offers an intensive well-structured ground course throughout the flight instruction phases. All courses are taught using a structured syllabus and one on one guidance to ensure the highest levels of learning


Dual Instruction: $295.00 per hour
Solo Flight: $245.00 per hour
Ground School: $50.00 per hour


*Dual Instruction fly times may exceed the minimum requirements based on the students abilities to safely preform required maneuvers for solo.
**Vertical Solutions reserves the right to change pricing without prior notification.




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