How much does it cost to get your helicopter pilots license?

I was wondering how much it costs to get your helicopter pilots license?is it the same thing as airplane pilot or is it a completely different test/license.Also what are the chances of getting a job as a helicopter pilot?

Asked By: robert - 2/27/2011
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Very expensive if you pay yourself. My flight training from zero to CFII, MEI cost 26,000 back in the early 1990s. Helicopter would have cost more... More
Answered By: steve w - 2/27/2011
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If you have to ask the cost, then you can't afford it. Join the Army and learn on the best equipment money can buy and they pay you to learn.
Answered By: MrAUDU - 2/27/2011
Price per hour varies depending on the equipment being flown. The lowest cost to get a Private Pilot's "CERTIFICATE" (BTW, NO SUCH THING AS A PILOT'S LICENSE), is around $8,000.00 in a recip helo. Turbine helicopters are more expensive and last I looked the lowest cost for a turbine helicopter is about $400.00 per hour... More
Answered By: Walter - 3/1/2011
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