Mountain Flying Course

Our Helicopter Mountain Flying Course is designed to teach you the necessary skills to operate a helicopter safely in mountainous terrain as well as enhance your overall skills as a helicopter pilot.  

This course meets the suggested training criteria set out by the Helicopter Association of Canada and is approved by the British Columbia Forest Service (BCFS). This type of training is required of pilots who perform BCFS contractual work and is highly recommended for the type of flying you will be exposed to in the mountainous regions of Canada.  

Our mountain training program consists of 20 hours flight time in the R44 helicopter and 10 hours ground school. Flight training is conducted in the Rocky Mountains from our facility in Grande Prairie, Alberta.  The course duration is 5 days (weather permitting). The course syllabus consists of 2 hours ground school per day and 4 hours flight time per day. The syllabus includes the following:

Ground School (11 hours):

Flight Training (20 hours):


Precision flying techniques, visual illusions, and emergency procedures are incorporated  in the flight training exercises.

This course is tax exempt for commercial pilots.

This course may be reduced to 8 hours ground training and 15 hours of flight training for private pilots who do not require external load training.


20 hours flight training @ $825 per hour (R44): $16,500

Study material: Included

Ground school: Included

Total: $16,500 + tax

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