Helicopter Online Training Course

These courses will prepare you for the Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Knowledge exam and the Oral exam portion of your Checkride.

The Process

Step 1

Sign up online

Becoming a member of the Independent Helicopters community couldn’t be easier. Simply register online and receive access to course content and take advantage of special offers.

Step 2

Take the course

The courses are designed to be effective and to help you reach the correct level of understanding in the comfort of your own home or office.

Step 3


Through its Learning Management System (LMS), IH is able to offer a number of tailored services to support you throughout your training and after through continuing education.

Course Demo

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Private Pilot Online Training Course

The Private Pilot Online Training Course will be accomplished in three stages. Each of these instructional stages will guide the student through the necessary aeronautical knowledge for the Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter knowledge and oral exams. Stage One will cover helicopter components, systems, instruments, aerodynamics, performance and weight and balance as it pertains to the R22 or R44 helicopter. Stage Two will cover weather, weather services, flight planning and airspace and Stage Three will cover radio navigation and regulations necessary for the Private Pilot level.

Commercial Pilot Online Training Course

The Commercial Pilot Online Training Course will be accomplished in two stages. Each of these instructional stages will guide the student through the necessary aeronautical knowledge for the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter knowledge and oral exams. Stage One will review and expand the knowledge attained in the Private Pilot course as it pertains to the R44 helicopter.

Get everything you need to pass your Helicopter Private or Commercial Pilot knowledge and oral exams with Independent Helicopters’ online ground school.


R22 - Private Pilot


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Robinson R44 - Private Pilot


Commercial Pilot R44


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Frequently Asked Questions

Independent Helicopters (IH), offers a premier online training solution to our clients. IH is a web based online training platform focused on delivering high quality online courses in the field of aviation, compliant with the FAA regulations, plus additional courses to provide for recurrent training.

In order to enroll, first you need to create an account from the Register button on top right. An activation email will be sent to you with your username and password, click the activation link and start browsing our courses. After you pick your course from the Courses menu, click Enroll and you will be prompted to add it to your cart. Then you will be redirected to the checkout page.

You can pay online. Please note that all bank charges will be at the client's expense. An invoice will be provided with all relevant information.  contact Info@independenthelicopters.com

If you are looking to buy more than one course or for more than one participant, you should check our discount page: Costs & Plans In order to take advantage of the discounts, please email us at info@independenthelicopters.com.

Payments through Independent Helicopters are processed automatically. Once the payment process is completed you will be enrolled automatically. 

The good thing about online courses is that you may stop and continue from the place you stop whenever you like. When you decide to continue, our system remembers when you logged out and starts the course from the module (slide) you stopped last time. This means that you can divide courses in any way that is convenient for you.

There is an approximate duration stated for each course. You will have access to the course for the duration that you've subscribed for.

There is no certificate at the completion; however, there is an exam at the end of each of the training presentation.  We recommend using them as study guides, but refer to the documents tab in the online course for more extensive exams.

You will not automatically receive an endorsement to take the FAA Written Exam but we can provide one upon request.

Many days and weeks go into the development of the Independent Helicopters materials, so it is not possible to provide free and open use of our material, however it is possible to obtain either Hard or a Soft Copy only for Independent Helicopters courses. It is not normally required for the students to have a hard copy of the material as a 6 month window is provided, however where there is a specific need there is a charge of 50 USD per day of training material – pro rata / per student. (A minimum charge of 30 USD per training material is applicable for shorter duration training courses).

It should be understood that this material has intellectual property rights (IPR) and for a company it is necessary to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to ensure that the material is only provided to students who are registered and assigned to the training.

We are very happy when our students suggest improvements or changes and if we can embrace the suggestion we usually act in a proactive way. It is our objective to continually improve our product and to do so we need your help and support.

Yes, you can.  Simply go to your account dashboard and manage your account there.

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