Helicopter Pilot Preparation
Offered through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies, the helicopter pilot preparation program partners with Midwest Helicopter to allow students to train to become a helicopter pilot while earning an undergraduate degree.
Students can take this series of courses paired with any bachelor's degree offered within SLU's School for Professional Studies.
This program is designed for students who have no current FAA-approved helicopter pilot license. Students who have obtained a particular FAA-approved license, such as a private pilot license, will begin taking courses at the 2000 level. Students using VA benefits should be aware that the VA will not certify reimbursement for private pilot (1000-level) courses.
Graduates who pursue the helicopter pilot preparation program leave the program with private, commercial and instrument helicopter licenses. They can fly as an independent contract aviator, as a commercial pilot or a government employee with the Federal Aviation Administration or the Department of Agriculture.
The helicopter pilot preparation program prepares students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly helicopters.
|AVM 1000||Helicopter Ground I||2|
|AVM 2000||Helicopter Ground II||2|
|AVM 3000||Helicopter Ground III||2|
|AVM 4000||Principles of Flight Instruction I||2|
|AVM 4500||Principles of Flight Instruction II||2|
|AVM 1500||Helicopter Flight Operations I||2|
|AVM 2010||Instrument Flight||2|
|AVM 2020||Commercial Flight I||2|
|AVM 3010||Commercial Flight II||2|
|AVM 4250||Helicopter Flight Operations V||2|
|AVM 4750||Helicopter Flight Operations VI||1|
Flight hours required for all flight courses are as follows:
|Course Code||Course Title||Flight Hours|
|AVM 1500||Helicopter Flight Operations I||45|
|AVM 2010||Instrument Flight||47|
|AVM 2020||Commercial Flight I||58|
|AVM 4250||Helicopter Flight Operations V||25|
|AVM 4750||Helicopter Flight Operations VI||15|
Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.