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Helicopter Pilot Programs

Great Lakes Helicopter is registered as a “private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005“. Diploma issued upon completion of Commercial Pilot-Helicopter program.

Great Lakes Helicopter offers a wide variety of helicopter flight training options to meet each individuals needs.

If you are curious about flying a helicopter, we offer an hour long introduction lesson for those who are interested in trying their hand at the controls for the first time. See details of our introductory flights here.

We also have different programs available to suite your needs.

Course Options

Private Pilot License Training – If you are interested in flying recreationally, have a look at this program.

Commercial Pilot License Training – Would you like a career as a professional helicopter pilot? Get all the information you need.

Conestoga College Diploma Program – A 2 year diploma offered in combination with Conestoga College. All the tools and experience you need.

~~Financing Available ~~  on approved credit  

We also offer advanced training:

  • Type ratings
  • Night ratings
  • Instructor ratings for licensed pilots
  • Conversion licences for airplane pilots

Having Helicopter Pilot training opens opportunities in the following jobs:

  • Fire Fighting and Suppression
  • Movie and Photography Work
  • Electronic News Gathering
  • Heli-Logging and Support
  • Mining and Exploration
  • Law Enforcement
  • Air Ambulance
  • Heli-Skiing
  • Hydro
  • Tourism
  • Forestry
  • Flight Training
  • Aerial Spraying
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Off Shore Support
  • Aerial Construction


Great Lakes Helicopter operates from Waterloo International Airport, Ontario, Canada