top of page



Silverhawk Logo


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 student 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. 

Click here for a list of Aviation Medical Examiners throughout Idaho. You can use the FAA's Designee Locator Search to find a physician near you.


FAA-Approved Part 141 & 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. In addition, Veteran benefits and some financial aid programs qualify under Part 141.


It is possible to learn under Part 61 rules. Training under Part 61 can offer more flexibility in lesson content and sequence.


Since Part 61 and Part 141 requirements vary, we will enroll you in the program that suits your financial needs.




Part 141

R22 Beta II

Student Application Fee                                 

Textbooks & Pilot Supplies                           

30 dual hours                         

5 solo hours                             

35 hours ground Instruction               

Computerized FAA written exam                 

FAA Examiner's Fee                                         

**Aircraft Insurance                                         

Approximate Total:


Sunset Flight - 31.jpg

Commercial w/ Instrument

 Part 61 w/ Part 141 Instrument Rating 

R22 Beta II & R44 Raven I

Textbooks & Pilot supplies                           

25 dual hours in the R-22                          

46 dual hours in the R -44                         

24 solo hours in the R-22                        

50 hours of ground instruction                  

Computerized FAA written exams (2)       

FAA Examiner's Fee (2)                                 

Approximate Total:



Certified Flight Instructor

Part 61

R22 Beta II

15 hours dual                                               

40 hours ground                                          

Computerized FAA written exams (2)      

FAA Examiner's Fee                                        

Approximate Total:



Certified Flight Instructor w/ Instrument

Part 61

R44 Raven I

5 dual hours                                                   

15 hours ground instruction                          

Computerized FAA written exam                   

FAA Examiner's Fee                                   

Approximate Total:



Advanced Training

Helicopter Flight Instruction

External Load: R44                                         $3,040

Mountain Flying: R66                                     $8,150


Turbine Transition: R66                                  $5,600

Approximate Total:


silverhawk 1214 203.jpg

Instructional Rates

Hourly Breakdown

R-22: Private, Commercial                      $315 Dual

R-22: CFI                                                     $335 Dual

R-22:                                                            $285 Solo

R-44:                                                           $518 Dual

R-44: CFI                                                    $538 Dual

R-44:                                                            $488 Solo

R-66:                                                           $965 Dual

Ground Instructor Rates:                                    $50

CFI Ground Instructor Rates:                              $55

Approximate Total


* 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.   

** Aircraft insurance is an additional fee if not already previously enrolled with Silverhawk.

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 us at if you have any questions or concerns about finding the best flight program for you.

bottom of page