While getting your Instrument rating you will become a better pilot. You will learn to precisely control the helicopter by reference to the Instruments, a skill that will carry over to your VFR flights too. You will gain a much better understanding of the ATC system for both IFR and VFR services.
All of your instrument time will count toward your commercial pilot requirements, which doubles the bang for your training buck. You will find, too, that as you complete your commercial training and seek employment as a helicopter pilot, in many fields the instrument rating is a requirement.
Prerequisite: Private Pilot Helicopter
• 50 Hours of cross country time as PIC
• 40 Hours of actual or simulated instrument time in area of operation under 61.65 C
• 15 Hours of which are with a authorized instructor
• Meet the flight requirements of FAR 61
• Written test
• Practical flight test
Cost contingent on helicopter used
Prerequisite: Instrument Airplane
• 10 Hours of cross country flight time as PIC in a helicopter
• 15 Hours of actual or simulated flight time in a helicopter in areas of operation in 61.65 (C)with a authorized instructor