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Helicopter Pilot Training Technology Associate Degree

 

Helicopter Specialization **R44

 Sem  Total Hours
 Technical Hours
Technical Tuition @$97 per Credit Hour
Academic Hours
Academic Tuition @$82 per Credit Hour
 Designated Tuition @$46 per Credit Hour
Textbooks & Supplies
Tools $ Equipment **R44
 Semester Total
1
12
 12  1,164.00 0
0.00
552.00
2,334.00
29,875.00
33,925.00
2
15
12
1,164.00
3
246.00
690.00
370.00
29,875.00
32,345.00
3
14
11
1,067.00
3
246.00
644.00
220.00
29,875.00
 32,052.00
 4 14
11
1,067.00
 3 246.00
644.00
190.00
29,875.00
32,022.00
5
14
8
776.00
6
492.00
644.00
255.00
29.875.00
32,042.00
Totals
69
 54 5,238.00
15
1,230.00
3,174.00
3,369.00
149,375.00
162,386.00

 

Out of State Tuition per credit hour: $254.00
Texas Resident Tuition per Technical credit hour: $97.00
Texas Resident Tuition per Academic credit hour: $82.00
Designated Tuition per credit hour: $46.00
Costs Effective As Of: Fall 2014

NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include Room and Board or Housing Deposit. All new students residing on campus in Lavaca Hall, Red River Apartments or Village Oaks Apartments will be billed for the 1M525 Meal Plan option for his/her first two consecutive semesters on campus in addition to housing fees.

The fees for this program are variable. The cost per semester flight fees are based upon the approximate minimum TCO cost as well as equipment limitations. Fuel prices will vary. If a student flies more than the minimum TCO hours or fuel costs increase, the overall cost will be higher. We estimate the actual flight cost per semester to be between $22,000 and $45,000 for flight fees.

*R22 is the initial trainer when a student starts the program. If the student is over 210 pounds they will need to apply for the program using the R44 and there will be additional costs, see the chart above.

**R44 is the instrument trainer and advanced trainer and if this aircraft is used as a initial trainer the cost will be higher.

 

STUDENT TUITION AND FEES (2015-2016)

 

Aircraft Pilot Training: Helicopter

 

 

Other Fees:

 

Helicopter Pilot Training Kit: PVT-CFII, books, charts, manuals, FAA materials and flight supplies:                      $1,850

 

Helicopter Program Operations Fee for Enhanced Skills certifications: (Commercial Helicopter Add-on, Turbine Transition and Night Vision Goggle NVG). These courses will be provided at a later date.

 

 

Flight Training Flight-Fees – Helicopter:

 

Aircraft Pilot Training Degree

 

The educational goal for the APT degree is for a student to graduate with the required FAA licensures to obtain employment in industry. Program and course learning outcomes are included in the degree to obtain overall academic learning goals as well. 

 

For students enrolled in the full-time degree program for the FAA Private thru Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument certificates and ratings (Part 141), the length of time it takes to complete is dependent on several factors. The student’s own ability; how motivated the student is and how much effort the student invests in homework and study assignments to obtain flight proficiency.

 

It is very rare that an individual can complete a course within the FAA minimum licensure requirements. We will not compromise your safety just to guarantee a minimum number of hours towards your certification. Motivation is the most important factor a student can possess. This will allow you to gain the required knowledge base and apply consistency to the needed flight skills which will allow you to be a safe and employable asset to the aviation industry.

 

PLEASE NOTE: TSTC course requirement standards are higher than FAA minimum licensure standards. If a student accomplishes licensure for an FAA rating prior to reaching TSTC flight time minimum standards, then the hour level at which FAA licensure was demonstrated, will be accepted by TSTC as proof of meeting the educational goal for that portion of the degree and a substitution for credit will be issued for that licensure.

 

We expect you to complete one rating (licensure) per semester.

To complete the TSTC flight degree program, three of the five required FAA ratings must be completed at TSTC.

Part 141 Program: Aircraft Pilot Training Helicopter:

 

Private Pilot Certification:        R22 or R44

 

75 hours total time. This includes 70 hours dual, 5 hours solo, and 80 hours of individual ground instruction. This also includes 29 hours for pre and post flight review, with FAA check ride.  

 

Instrument Certification:           R44: (Only instrument platform) 

 

75 hours of dual flight time. This includes 78 hours of individual ground instruction and 29 hours of additional pre and post flight instruction, with FAA check ride.

 

 

Commercial Flight:                  R22:  or R44

 

115 hours total time. This includes 110 hours of dual, 5 hours solo, and 60 hours of individual ground instruction and 62.5 hours for pre and post flight review, with FAA check ride.

 

Certified Fight Instructor:         R22:  or R44

 

76 hours total time. This includes 76 hours of dual in either the R-44 or R-22 and 107 hours of individual ground instruction with 38 hours of pre and post flight review, with FAA check ride.

 

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument: R-44: (Only instrument platform)   

 

55 hours of dual flight time. This includes 55 hours of dual, and 50 hours of individual ground instruction with 18 hours of pre and post flight review, with FAA check ride.

 

 

Rotary-Wing Rates:

 

R-22 Dual/with fuel* $325 per hour. Solo/with fuel* $295 per hour.

 

R-44 Dual/with fuel* $500 per hour. Solo/with fuel* $470 per hour.

 

Ground instruction, pre and post flight is $60 per hour.

 

FAA check rides are 1.5 hours of helicopter time (typically) per rating. Note: FAA examiner fees are charged by the examiner and is not reimbursable.

 

FAA Written Exams are currently $165 per test and is the personal responsibility of the applicant for payment.

 

Add-on Helicopter Ratings: 

 

Night Vision Googles: TBD

 

Turbine Helicopter Transition: TBD

 

Commercial Helicopter Add-on Rating: TBD

 

 

Note:*Fuel prices are estimated and can change without notice from vendor. A fuel surcharge may be added to cover increased fuel costs. Check ride examiner fees are the responsibility of the student to the FAA examiner.

 

Note: If you weigh over 220 lbs. or your height and weight configuration interferes with the Robinson R22 flight controls, you must take all training in the Robinson R44.  If you are under 210 lbs., and you are taking your Private and or Commercial training in the R22, some long cross country flights will need to be performed in the Robinson R44 due to the fuel limitations of the Robinson R22, based on gross weight.  The Instrument course and (future) Instrument Instructor courses are only available in the Robinson R44.

 

NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include Room and Board or Housing Deposit. All new students residing on campus in Lavaca Hall, Red River Apartments or Village Oaks Apartments will be billed for the 1M525 Meal Plan option for his/her first two consecutive semesters on campus in addition to housing fees.

 

(Effective 11 May 2015)

 

   

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