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Commercial Requirement

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If someone who has private pilot license with 250 hours(or more) on helicopter  wants to get commercial license on airplane will his/her hours get credits towards his commercial training in airplane? and will he/she have to get private pilot license first on airplane before he goes for commercial or will his/her helicopter private license is good enough? 

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    Mike O on Feb 21, 2016

    I just did this (I have a commercial instrument helicopter >3000 hours and got my com sel inst) all your helicopter time counts. What you’ll need is the airplane specific time You can look in part 61 or 141 to find your requirements depending on how you plan to go to school.

    Basically, I did 55 hours in airplanes, with the requisite cross countries and instrument training. For the commercial you’ll also need some complex time. And you’ll need to get signed off to log pic under the instruction of a cfi in order to meet the time.

    Bottom line all your helicopter time can be used to meet the requirements, just need to look it up and do a log book scrub to figure out how much time you need.

    Good luck, it’s addictive and fun! I just passed my commercial single engine airplane instrument practical test last week.

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