pilot safety course
pilot safety course
pilot safety course
pilot safety course

Pilot’s Safety Course

Who Should Attend?

The PILOT’S SAFETY COURSE conducted by RHC is a 3 day course which includes flying approximately 1 hour with an experienced RHC pilot in an R22, R44 or R66. One flight in one model is provided, no additional flight time is available.

While geared toward flight instructors, the course is open to any rated helicopter pilot with at least 3 hours logged in a Robinson helicopter.

Note: Student pilots may enroll in anticipation of receiving their rating; however, they must have obtained their helicopter rating prior to attending the course.

This is a FAA-approved Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) and could be used towards a U.S. CFI renewal. To meet FAA requirements, additional ground instruction will  be required following conclusion of the course. Therefore, FIRC applicants must make travel plans accordingly.  Those attending to receive their CFI renewal must indicate this on their application.

This course is taught entirely in English and all attendees are required to understand and speak English.

What to Bring?

  • Headset (required on flight day only)

  • Logbook (required on flight day only)
  • R22, R44 or R66 POH (recommended but not mandatory)
  • Writing Instrument

  • Paper
  • Currently, to comply with CDC COVID-19 guidelines, you are requested to bring the following:

    • Face Covering/Mask – RHC will provide if needed
    • Flight Gloves (flight day only) – RHC will provide Latex gloves if needed

Course Duration & Curriculum

All registrants must arrive by 7:45 a.m. each day. Class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Applicants must attend the entire course to receive a certificate of completion. Course concludes at approximately 4:00 p.m. each day with the exception of those attending for CFI renewal. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lunch are provided by RHC each day.


The course includes a review of past R22/R44/R66 accidents, major causes of fatal accidents and how they could be avoided, helicopter theory, critical flight conditions, and Awareness Training required by SFAR 73.  The Pilot’s Operating Handbook is covered, including limitations, emergency procedures and performance, as well as pertinent FAA regulations. Also, provided is an in-depth look at the aircraft systems, review of maintenance and preflight procedures, tail rotor, ground safety, and operation. A tour of the RHC manufacturing facility is conducted for attendees only.

Enrollment & Tuition


  • Application

  • Tuition Payment

  • Copy of Applicant’s Helicopter Pilot Certificate (front & back). Must show helicopter rating

  • Copy of Applicant’s government-issued photo identification

Course can fill several months in advance. If your preferred date is not available, you will be scheduled for your alternate date. You will receive a formal confirmation by email. If your do not receive confirmation within 1 week of sending your application, please contact the Course Administrator at courses@robinsonheli.com. Do not make travel arrangements until confirmation is received. Course dates are subject to cancellation if sufficient registration is not achieved.


The cost of the entire course depends on the helicopter you choose to fly. Prices include course and flight time.

  • R22 = US$650.00

  • R44 = US$850.00

  • R66 = US$1,250.00

RHC Policy

Reservation and tuition is not transferable. To reschedule, RHC must be notified in writing at least two weeks prior to your scheduled course date. If 2 weeks notice is not received,  50% of your tuition will be required to reschedule. To cancel, RHC must be notified in writing at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled course date to receive a 90% refund. If RHC is not notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled date, no refund will be issued. “No-shows” forfeit entire tuition.

Direction to Robinson Helicopter Company

Contact our Course Administrator at courses@robinsonheli.com or (310) 539-0508 x 151.

Robinson Helicopter Company
Safety Course Classroom
2901 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 539-0508

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