Helicopter Student certificate

Step One Student Rotorcraft Pilot: Course Part 61 available

This is your first step. You will build the foundation and base of your Piloting carrier. More? see SFAR 61.81 to 61.95

How do you get a student Certificate?

You get your student certificate after your first FAA medical examination.  In fact, your medical is your certificate.

After instruction, fulfill all requirements & endorsements: You will do your first solo flight and cross-country solo.

The number of your Student Pilot License (Medical Certificate) gives you access to diverse weather reports and forecasts (online or telephone FSS), to prepare and plan your flight.


The limitations of a Student Pilot

  • Cannot carry passengers
  • Cannot carry property or any business for compensation or hire
  • Other limitation, see S.FAR 61.89
  • Eligibility for Student Pilot
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language

It is recommended that you apply A.S.A.P. for an FAA Medical Certificate.  The earlier the better, to ensure you will be flying soon!

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