Helicopter to Fixed Wing Add-On

If you are a helicopter pilot and would like an airplane certificate, you do not need to take a written test for the Private, Commercial, Instrument, or CFI/CFII add-on. The flight training hour requirements are less, and since you are already a pilot, less ground school is needed.

 

Private Pilot Airplane Add-On 

Pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken a FAA written exam will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

To be eligible for a Private Pilot Airplane Add-On, a person must:

  • Obtain a minimum of 30 flight hours, which must include a minimum 20 hours of dual flight and a minimum 10 hours of solo flight
  • Complete Ground School (Approximately 10 hours)
  • Pass FAA practical examination
  • Must complete the training and have the applicable aeronautical experience.
  • Must have logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor attesting that you were found competent in the appropriate aeronautical knowledge areas and proficient in the appropriate areas of operation.
  • Must pass the practical test (Written not applicable, unless license expired).
  • Need not take any additional knowledge test, provided applicant holds an airplane, rotorcraft, power-lift, weight-shift-control aircraft, powered parachute, or airship rating at that pilot certificate level.

The training specified as must do in FAR AIM 61.109 to accomplish the Additional Fixed Wing Aircraft Category rating from FAR AIM 61.63, designates the FAA minimum as described below:

  • 3 hours of cross country
  • 3 hours of flight training on the control and maneuvering of the single engine aircraft
  • 3 hours flight training by authorized instructor
  • 10 hours of solo cross country time
  • At least 5 hours include solo cross country time:
    • One solo to include 150 nautical miles with full stop landing at three points.
    • Three takeoff’s and three landings to full stop involving flight in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating tower.

 

Instrument Airplane Add-On

Pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken an FAA written exam will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

To be eligible for an Instrument Airplane Add-On, a person must:

  • Obtain a minimum of 15 instrument flight hours
  • Complete Ground School (Approximately 10 hours)
  • Pass FAA practical examination

 

Commercial Pilot Airplane Add-On

Pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken an FAA written exam will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

To be eligible for a Commercial Pilot Airplane Add-On, a person must:

  • Obtain a minimum of 55 flight hours, which must include a minimum 20 hours of dual flight and a minimum 35 hours of solo flight
  • Complete Ground School (Approximately 10 hours)
  • Pass FAA practical examination

 

Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Add-On

Pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken an FAA written exam will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

To be eligible for a CFI Airplane Add-On, a person must:

  • Obtain a minimum 15 dual flight hours
  • Complete Ground School (Approximately 10 hours)
  • Pass FAA practical examination