Alternate License Conversion Training

Already have your Helicopter or Airplane License? Convert your hours to obtain alternative licensing.

Any pilot with a licence can obtain an alternate Canadian fixed or rotary wing pilot’s licence by completing the full training. The conversion requires some prerequisites to demonstrate the minimum requirements imposed by Transport Canada. These prerequisites include theory instruction and practice instruction. This allows for the pilot to gain a strong understanding of aerodynamics, flight theory, and Canadian aviation regulations, all while practicing the art of flight.

Airplane to Helicopter Conversion

Already have your Rotary Wing License? Get your Fixed Wing License in under 80 hours.

Cessna 142 – $15,000 – $20,000

Diamond DA-42 – $18,000 – $22,000

CLASSROOM TRAINING        20 HOURS

Cells, Engines & Systems

Canadian Aviation Regulations

Flight Theory

Wing Aerodynamics

Human Factors & Decision Making

FLIGHT PROGRESSION            60 HOURS

37 hours in dual command

5 hours travel flight

 10 hours instrument flight

23 hours solo flight including a travel flight of at least 2 hours with 3 landings not at the departure point

Helicopter to Airplane Conversion

Already have your Fixed Wing License? Upgrade to a Private or Commercial Rotary Wing License.

Robinson R44
$15,000 – $20,000

Bell 206
$18,000 – $22,000

Bell 47
$18,000 – $22,000

PRIVATE LICENSE CONVERSION

Eligibility: You must hold a valid Private or Commercial License – Airplane

CLASSROOM TRAINING        20 HOURS

Cells, Engines & Systems

Canadian Aviation Regulations

Flight Theory

Wing Aerodynamics

Human Factors & Decision Making

FLIGHT PROGRESSION            30 HOURS

17 hours in dual command

5 hours instrument flight time

3 hours of cross-country flight time

Minimum 8 hrs solo flight time – including 3 hrs of cross-country flight time with 1 cross-country flight of not less than 100 nautical miles and 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure.

COMMERCIAL LICENSE CONVERSION

Eligibility: You must hold a valid Commercial License – Airplane

CLASSROOM TRAINING        20 HOURS

Cells, Engines & Systems

Canadian Aviation Regulations

Flight Theory

Wing Aerodynamics

Human Factors & Decision Making

FLIGHT PROGRESSION            60 HOURS

37 hours in dual command

5 hours travel flight

 10 hours instrument flight

23 hours solo flight including a travel flight of at least 2 hours with 3 landings not at the departure point

Ready to Start Your Career as a Pilot?

“The industry placement rate here at Chinook is approximately 75%, placing us #1 in Canada.”

We invite you to come visit us at the training center and meet with our team. Registration can be completed on site with one of our staff members.

You can also submit your duly completed registration form by email