How to Become a Helicopter Pilot?

Answer Becoming a helicopter pilot is an exciting career choice. A helicopter pilot may fly for emergency medical services, the military, television stations, flying tours or work as an instructor. Follow... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Become a Helicopter Pilot

What do I need to do to become a helicopter pilot?

"Being a helicopter pilot takes a lot of time, money, skill and dedication," according to Helicopter School Before entering a training program it is important that the prospective pilot b... Read More »

How Long Does it Take to Become a Helicopter Pilot?

Becoming a helicopter pilot requires a significant amount of time--a minimum of 40 hours flight time plus dozens of hours of ground instruction. A typical training flight lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Mo... Read More »

Can a diabetic be a helicopter pilot?

A diabetic can be a helicopter pilot, as the same rules apply to helicopter and airplane pilots. A diabetic would have to demonstrate to an Federal Aviation Administration-designated aviation medic... Read More »

Can a diabetic become a helicopter pilot?

On One Hand: Diabetes Should Be RegulatedAll helicopter pilots are required to have an approved medical certificate. Before becoming a helicopter pilot, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re... Read More »