Silverhawk Aviation Academy offers several flexible training programs to meet your individual goals. Are you looking for a career or are you flying for fun? Are you paying for training with private funding or traditional students loans? Will you be able to train full-time or part-time? These are a few of the questions you should answer before you decide which program works best for you.
If you're learning to fly for recreation, please meet with a member of our staff about getting your private rating.
FAA-Approved Part 141 or Part 61 Options
Silverhawk Aviation Academy is the only FAA approved Part 141 Helicopter Flight School in Idaho. Part 141 schools are audited regularly by the FAA and must have an FAA-approved syllabus and course of study. We are subject to performance rates to maintain authorization to train under Part 141. In addition, Veteran’s benefit (VA) eligibility and some financial aid programs qualify only under Part 141.
It is also possible to learn under Part 61 rules. Training under PART 61 can offer more flexibility in lesson content and sequence, which can be beneficial for part-time students.
* Since Part 61 and Part 141 requirements vary, we will enroll you in the program that suits your financial needs.
FAA HELICOPTER RATINGS
R22 Beta II
Student Registration Fee = $100
Textbooks & Pilot supplies = $375
Dual Training – 30 hours = $8,100
Solo Training- 5 hours = $1,200
Ground Instruction – 35 hours = $1,400
Computerized FAA written exam = $165
FAA Examiner's Fee = $500
Commercial w/ Instrument
Part 61 w/ Part 141 Instrument Rating
R22 Beta II & R44 Raven I
Textbooks & Pilot supplies = $260
25 dual hours in the R-22 = $6,750
46 dual hours in the R -44 = $16,100
24 solo hours in the R-22 = $8,400
50 hours of ground instruction= $2,000
Computerized FAA written exams (2)- $330
FAA Examiner's Fee (2) - $1,000
Certified Flight Instructor w/ Instrument
R44 Raven I
5 dual hours = $2,400
15 hours ground instruction= $675
Computerized FAA written exam= $165
FAA Examiner's Fee= $500
R-22: Private, Commercial - $280 Dual
R-22: CFI - $300 Dual
R-22: $250 Solo
R-44: $470 Dual
R-44: CFI - $490 Dual
R-44: $440 Solo
Ground Instructor Rates: $45.00
CFI Ground Instructor Rates: $50
** Completion times and costs are based on FAA minimums and Silverhawk Aviation Academy makes no implied or explicit guarantee as to time or cost required to complete any rating. Prices subject to change.
Compare us to flight schools around the country. We are confident you will find Silverhawk Aviation Academy to be one of the most reputable and affordable options around. Email Alisha at if you have any questions or concerns about finding the best flight program for you.