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CPL-Fixed Wing To CPL-Rotor  
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

I've really been thinking of taking up helicopter lessons with the eventual goal of adding on a rotorwing CPL to my fixed wing license. I know there have been threads in the past about how the training differs and what to expect, but my question is in terms of the regulations...

A few websites have this stated as the requirements for a CPL-rotor:


" - Obtain a minimum of 150 hours which includes 100 hours in powered aircraft including 35 hours Pilot In Command (PIC) in helicopters, 10 hours cross country in helicopters, and 40 hours dual. 20 hours in helicopters, 3 hours cross country, 3 hours night flying, and 3 hours test prep."

So based on this, it looks like I can use my fixed wing time to make up the 150 total hours, and essentially need only the 35 hours pic, 10 XC, 40 dueal, etc??

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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8870 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Thread starter):
So based on this, it looks like I can use my fixed wing time to make up the 150 total hours, and essentially need only the 35 hours pic, 10 XC, 40 dueal, etc??

I seem to remember CPL fixed wing to CPL rotary to be about 60 hrs, they credit you with the navigation training from the fixed wing. If you look at FAR 61.129, it seems you only need 50 hrs in helicopter.

(c) For a helicopter rating. Except as provided in paragraph (i) of this section, a person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating must log at least 150 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:

(1) 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in helicopters.

(2) 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, which includes at least --

(i) 35 hours in helicopters; and

(ii) 10 hours in cross-country flight in helicopters.

(3) 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(3) of this part that includes at least --

(i) 10 hours of instrument training in an aircraft;

(ii) One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in day VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure;

(iii) One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a helicopter in night VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure; and

(iv) 3 hours in a helicopter in preparation for the practical test within the 60-day period preceding the date of the test.

(4) 10 hours of solo flight in a helicopter on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(3) of this part, which includes at least --

(i) One cross-country flight with landings at a minimum of three points, with one segment consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure; and

(ii) 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern).



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Thanks Zeke, that's pretty much what I had figured. The only bad thing is there aren't many places that offer helicopter training, and the ones that do are expensive

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