School of Aviation Technology

Helicopter Flight Training

1 year College Certificate

Learn all aspects of helicopter operations


The unique partnership between Canadore and Essential Helicopters provides students with the benefit of a structured college education combined with in-depth practical training. The extensive ground school and training covers all aspects of helicopter operations to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to operate helicopters efficiently and safely under various flight conditions and in remote geographical locations. Our graduates are in demand, and the school’s fleet of well-equipped aircraft, certified instrument training simulators and experienced instructors will help you hone your skills to find employment in Canada or around the world.

Your Future Career

  • Private and charter companies
  • Timber cruising
  • Mining and exploration
  • Air ambulance
  • Police services

What You Learn

  • Flight training 
  • Ground school
  • Navigation and flight instruments 
  • Airframes, engines and systems
  • Winter survival training 
  • Underwater egress
  • Chainsaw safety and tree felling techniques 

Graduates will receive a Transport Canada Commercial Helicopter Licence, Canadore College Professional Pilot Preparedness Certificate, and numerous industry-recognized courses. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at completition of course, Recommended courses include: Physics, English, Math and Geography

Academic Upgrading

XXXX1 Helicopter Flight Training
XXXX2 Turbine Engine (250 series)
XXXX3 Bell 206 Airframe
XXXX4 Winter Survival Training
XXXX5 Underwater Egress
XXXX6 Global Positioning System (GPS)
XXXX7 Standard First Aid Course and CPR
XXXX8 Human Factors
XXXX9 Chain Saw Safety and Tree Felling Techniques
XXXX10 Transport Canada
XXXX11 Canadian Aviation Regulations
XXXX12 Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
XXXX13 Meteorology
XXXX14 Airframes, Engines and Systems
XXXX15 Flight Instruments
XXXX16 Navigation
XXXX17 Flight Operations
XXXX18 Licensing Requirements
XXXX19 Human Factors

Commercial Helicopter Flight Licence with ratings on the helicopter types specifically trained on. In addition, First Aid Certification, CPR, Winter Survival Certification, Underwater Egress Certification, Pilot Decision Making, and Human Factors Certification.

Students also receive basic helicopter maintenance and will have other opportunities for further certification.