International Helicopter License Conversions Calgary Alberta Canada

L R HELICOPTERS welcome International Private and Commercial Pilots. We have significant experience in helping students from various sectors of the globe including: Europe, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, China and Brazil to name but a few. We can guide and support you through all necessary steps to convert your existing foreign licence into a Canadian. We are also able to provide assistance for you to obtain your FAA (United States of America) or EASA (European) commercial or private licence.

New FAA conversion for holders of Canadian Helicopter Pilot Licence.

Under the Agreement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety, dated 12th June 2000 between the United States of America and the Government of Canada, a new implementation procedure for licensing exits.

  • Commercial Pilot License Helicopter needs to be Valid and Current
  • Eighteen years of age
  • Category 1 Medical examination from a Transport Canada approved medical examiner
  • Aviation Language Proficiency Test (ALPT)
  • Radio License (ROC-A) Restricted Operators Certificate – Aviation
  • PSTAR written exam you must achieve 90% or higher
  • Meet the flight time requirements as listed in CARs. Note that your previous flight time is fully credited
  • Transport Canada written exam CPHEL, 100 multiple choice questions
  • Transport Canada Successful completion of a flight test

We will need a copy of your log book with a minimum of 100 hours pilot flight time in helicopters, of which a minimum of 35 hours pilot-in-command flight time, including 10 hours cross-country pilot-in-command flight time; and 55 hours dual instruction flight time under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight Instructor Rating-Helicopter, including:

    • 5 hours cross-country flight time
    • 10 hours of dual instrument flight time, using suitable radio navigational facilities to complete elementary navigation procedures and two-way radio to comply with Air Traffic Control procedures and clearances, including a minimum of 5 hours in helicopters. A maximum of 5 hours of the 10 hours may be conducted on an approved helicopter simulator or flight training device.
    • 35 hours solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying ability and skill, including a cross-country flight to a point a minimum of 2 hours flight time at normal cruising speed from the point of departure including a minimum of 3 landings at points other than the point of departure.