Flight Instructor Course

Train with Balearic Helicopters and become an helicopter flight instructor in as little as 5 weeks.

Balearic Helicopters provides helicopter pilot training of the highest possible standard with a world-wide reputation as one of the premier helicopter training companies in Europe.

- 30 Hours flight training

- 25 Hours Theory - Teaching & Learning

- 100 Hours Theory - Theoretical Knowledge

- Complete course in Mallorca

- Complete course in only 5 weeks

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The FI (H) course compromises both flying, how to instruct a student (Teaching & Learning) and theoretical knowledge instruction to prepare you to become a helicopter flight instructor. The minimum flying experience required to qualify for the flight instructor course is 30 hours. The theory training is 125 hours.

All ground, pre-flight and post-flight briefings are inclusive in the hourly training rate. The flight excercises involve comprehensive briefing by an instructor.

We pride ourselves on the standard of instruction here at Balearic Helicopters and have found that students find the one-to-one instruction more beneficial that the class structure. Balearic Helicopters has 2 Full Time FIC Instructors on site in Mallorca.

With Balearic Helicopters having 25 years industry experience and a reknowned reputation for the highest quality of training (many of Europe's top helicopter operators have pilots that trained or worked with Balearic Helicopters in the past!) we have the contacts that can put you on the right path for your career! We also offer the option for the best candidates to remain with Balearic Helicopters and work as a flight instructor in Mallorca

The Helicopter

The Robinson R44 is the modern helicopter available for training and is ideal for the FI(H). It is estimated that 85% of all new civilian helicopter pilots are trained on the Robinson 44.

Balearic Helicopters also specialise in EASA Type Rating Training which will allow you to fly larger five place helicopters such as the Robinson R66.

The information provided here will hopefully answer some of the questions you might have, although undoubtedly not all.


  • 25 Hours Theory - Teaching & Learning
  • 100 Hours Theory - Theoretical Knowledge Instruction
  • 30 Hours Flight Training
  • Pre-entry Requirements:

  • Good understanding of English
  • Pass Pre-FI Entry Flight Test (1 hour Proficiency Check)
  • 10 Hours Instrument Flying
  • 20 Hours VFR Cross Country Flying
  • CPL(H) - Minimum 100 Hours PIC
  • PPL(H) - Minimum 200 Hours PIC & passed CPL Theoretical Knowledge
  • ALL Cases - 220 Hours Minimum Total Hours
  • Additional qualifications also required are:

    Pass a EASA Medical (minimum Class 2 level).
    We have a local Aero Medical Examiner here in Mallorca, who will be able to complete your Medical Examination.

    Pass the FI(H) Assessment of Competence.
    Pass the Assessment of Cometence with an EASA FIE, around 2 hours flying and 5 hours oral questioning.

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