Become a commercial helicopter pilot

Pursue a successful career as a Helicopter Pilot.

Intakes: January, April and September (additional dates may be available) Great Lakes Helicopter's Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL) program prepares graduates for a career as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot. The program builds competencies and skills needed to become a professional helicopter pilot with industry recognized standing. The CHPL program's curriculum is offered at the Waterloo, Ontario, Canada headquarters, using state-of-the-art helicopters and technology.

What sets this program apart?

  • We offer three different program options:
    • Expedited 4-6 month program
    • 2-Year Conestoga College Diploma
    • Part-Time Program
  • The coursework is organized
  • Get hands on flight experience with the R22, R44 and Bell 206 helicopters.
  • Our instructors are Class I professional pilots with advanced designations.
  • Can obtain additional advanced designations and endorsements.
  • Graduates have access to our advanced and unique 3P program that allows them to increase flight time and experience at a low cost.
  • Financing Available - OAC

To discuss costs, opportunities and options of the CHPL, program please fill out the Request for Information form or call 1-877-648-3732 (1-519-648-3732) from outside of North America.


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