Why don’t you find a job that meets your passion?

A Helicopter Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) allows you to fly as a helicopter pilot in command or copilot for public transportation or aerial work operations.

Many of us started dreaming about flying an helicopter being a child, then we finally jumped into this exciting project.

Despite the rumors, becoming a civilian professional helicopter pilot is far from being impossible, but it requires consideration, time, courage, and motivation

X – Aero Training Academy will support your project and you will benefit all the advantages a major helicopter group can give you to launch you into your professional life with the best assets :

  • A professional and Operational environment base on strong organization and procedures
  • A network and connections with your various instructors and other students. You will have the opportunity to meet many pilots from all over the world training in our facilities. Note that junior pilots get their first job because of their personnal network.
  • A perfect training environment with
    • Training center, classroom, and simulator 2 km from the airfield, close enough but in a quiet and studious place
    • A dedicated classroom for each promotion during at least all the theoretical training.
    • An uncontrolled airfield with low flight restrictions but close to major international airport adapted to training progression, radio, navigation or procedures training.
    • A dedicated briefing facility and hangars on the Airfield.
    • The incredible nearness of mountains and marvelous Alpine summits.
  • Many unique pedagogical possibilities offered buy SAF Aerogroup : Access to Full Flight Simulators, Maintenance Hangars, Operation Hangars,…..
Still have any doubt ? Visit us, we will be happy to introduce you to the training center, team, students and why not get you at the controls for an initiation flight.

This professional project involve all parties and we think that a mutual trust is essential for the well-being of student that need to spend all their time and energy for training. That is why we are the only helicopter pilot training school meeting the SNPL Union requirements for pilot school. For more information click here

Flight Instruction135 hrs – can include up to 30 hours on the AS350 B3+ Full flight simulator
Duration:12 – 24 months
Theoretical Training:400/650 Hours
Helicopters Available:R22, R44, AS350

This training is referenced under the RNCP, Success rate on the completed training : 100% .

Note : This integrated training cannot be submitted to a partial validation.

  • Be 18 years old

  • Be available on a full-time basis 12 to 24 months.

  • Hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate

  • Successfully pass a general knowledge pre-entry test - Math, Physics, English

training breakdown
  • Theoretical Training

  • CPL-H (400hrs) or ATPL-H/VFR (650hrs) in a full time ground course.

  • Succeed the 13 EASA Theoretical Exams on the following subjects :
    - Air law
    - Aircraft general knowledges (airframe and systems, electricity, engines, …)
    - Aircraft general knowledges (instrumentation)
    - Mass and Balance
    - Flight planning and monitoring
    - Performances
    - Human performances and limitations
    - Meteorology
    - Navigation
    - Radio navigation
    - Operational procedures
    - Principle of flight
    - Communication

Your soft skills will also be evaluated under the 100 KSA (Knowledges skills and attitude) EASA syllabus. The theoretical Training is completed by our instructors and specialists, in collaboration with L’institut Mermoz.

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  • Flight Instruction - 135 flight hours

  • 85 hours dual instruction

  • 50 hours "Pilot in command" or "pilot in command under supervision"

  • Coming Soon

  • Possibility to complete up to 30 hours on AS350 Full Fight Simulator, which can be included in the 135 flight hours

The training course does not include :

  • Class 1 initial Medical certificate : 490€*
  • Theoretical exams registration fees: 900€* for ATPL
  • Subscription to additional training databases : 130€*
  • Practical test registration fees: 260€*
  • Examiner : may vary according to examiner
  • Helicopter rental for final exam: 2.5 hours on the relevant helicopter
  • Licence issuing fees: 230€*
  • Flight time upon 135h if additional training is requested
  • Aeronautical charts and navigation accessories
  • Daily life costs (accomodation, food, school accessories…)

Nota : financial exemptions can be requested according to student situations (job seeker, etc…), contact us for more details

*Estimated prices

From 81 000€

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