Aircraft Endorsements and Ratings

Welcome to V2 Helicopters, where your flight ambitions take wing. Established in 2009, we’ve been dedicated to offering exceptional quality training in helicopter piloting, specialising in private and commercial licences. With experienced instructors and comprehensive courses, we aim to empower our students with robust skills and in-depth knowledge that goes beyond the classroom. 

 

Take your pick from our diverse range of aircraft endorsements, flight reviews, night ratings, instructor ratings, sling ratings, and mustering training, tailored to equip you for a broad spectrum of flight scenarios4. Whether you’re looking to fly full-time or part-time, we offer flexible options that cater to your schedule. Additionally, we provide valuable connections to potential employers and finance options to support your journey.

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence

Aircraft Ratings

At V2 Helicopters, we offer comprehensive aircraft endorsement services
designed to help you expand your skills and gain the confidence to pilot a variety of helicopters safely. We specialise in providing exceptional training for a diverse range of aircraft, from the nimble Robinson R22 to the powerful Jetranger.


Our experienced, professional, and friendly instructors ensure that your learning experience is both enriching and enjoyable. We adhere to the CASA stipulation that endorsement training is competency-based, with no minimum hours. However, as a company policy, we recommend a minimum of 5 hours for an endorsement to strike the right balance between exposure to the aircraft and cost-effectiveness.

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Flight Instructor Rating

The Flight Instructor Rating Brisbane course at V2 Helicopters allows pilots to expand their skills and build flight hours. The course has two components: theory and flying. The theory section includes lessons on the principle methods of instruction (PMI) and dealing with various student personalities. The flying component involves 40 hours of flight time and in-depth lesson briefings.

The training encompasses various instructional aspects, such as managing the learning process, giving briefs, providing feedback, and dealing with different types of students. Completion requires passing a Pilot Instructor Rating Common examination (PIRC). The course cost is provided on the application and includes 30 hours of flight training in an R22 helicopter, theory tuition, and a flight test​.

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LicenCe Conversions

Recognising the diversity of pilots’ backgrounds and learning styles, the company offers flexible training schedules that can be custom-tailored to fit each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. Whether you are a seasoned pilot or a newcomer to the field, V2 Helicopters Brisbane is committed to providing you with the necessary support and guidance throughout your licensing journey. The licence conversion process is thorough and carefully designed to ensure the highest standards of safety and competency. It involves a proficiency check, which is a practical test of your flying skills, a theory exam to assess your understanding of aviation principles and regulations, and the required flight test to demonstrate your overall capability as a pilot.

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Sling Endorsement
(Short and Long Line)

This training is particularly essential for pilots involved in industries such as construction, fire fighting, and rescue operations. By learning how to precisely manage underslung loads, pilots can significantly contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of these vital services. It’s a skill that enhances safety and operational capacity in challenging environments where traditional methods of transport may not be feasible. By enrolling in this course, pilots are not just learning a new skill; they’re opening new career avenues and becoming part of a select group of professionals capable of executing complex aerial operations.

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Low-Level Endorsement

V2 Helicopters offers a low-level endorsement course that provides training for low-level flying which leads into herding livestock, agricultural spraying and powerline inspections with a helicopter. It’s a specialized skill
predominantly used in Australia and the US. The course is designed for pilots who already hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or higher. The flying component includes 5 hours of flight training, focusing on essential skills for low-level flying, confined area operations, and emergency procedures. A flight test will be required at the end to grant the endorsement.

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Night VFR Rating

V2 Helicopters offers a comprehensive Night Rating course designed to equip pilots with the necessary skills and confidence to navigate the skies after sunset or before sunrise. The course consists of at least 10 hours of instruction in the Robinson R44 helicopter, a reliable aircraft well-suited to night-time operations. Once a safe and competent standard has been reached, a 2-hour flight test is required to achieve the Night VFR Rating. This demonstrates the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft under visual flight rules during night-time conditions. The curriculum covers various important aspects of night flying, including navigation, operation within controlled airspace, and effective use of flight instruments. A proficiency check is conducted every year to ensure pilots maintain their skills, and a flight review is required every two years.

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HEAR WHAT OUR CLIENT’S SAY ABOUT US

Delshad Venkani
Delshad Venkani
Had an amazing experience.
Julie Street
Julie Street
Professional and super friendly staff, a brilliant experience to share with loved ones and if you want some serious fun in a helicopter! Definitely recommend the pub crawl!
Andrius Juozapaitis
Andrius Juozapaitis
Great service, great people running the operation! The team was very flexible given the situation.
Maria Alejandra Linares Hernandez
Maria Alejandra Linares Hernandez
We had an awesome first-time experience riding a helicopter, our pilot and the staff were very friendly and nice. One hundred percent recommended!!
Tina O'Connor
Tina O'Connor
Dave is a wonderful pilot who made us and our children feel at ease immediately. It was clear that his focus was on us all having an enjoyable flight. Dave's informative commentary throughout the flight was appreciated, and we were lucky that the weather was on our side so that we could fly through the city. The doors off was really cool too! I highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting, or living in, Brisbane. Great work V2!
Thomas Underwood (Tom)
Thomas Underwood (Tom)
We had a great fantastic time doing a Brisbane flyover. The staff are very friendly and accomodating with booking. The experience itself is great and hassle free.
Raquel R
Raquel R
This was an unforgettable anniversary adventure! The helicopter ride was exhilarating, offering breathtaking views of the landscape. The pilot, Tyrell, was knowledgeable, and engaging, providing fascinating insights throughout the journey. Our stop at the Sirromet Winery for lunch and a wine tasting was a culinary delight. The staff were attentive and welcoming and the meal was delicious. Matt, the chauffeur at the winery was fun and nice. I highly recommend getting out of the norm and going on an adventure with your loved ones! 💕✨🌻
Jee Suan Tan
Jee Suan Tan
Had an awesome experience flying over Brisbane today with Carl, our pilot. Made our flight a truly memorable one. Great and friendly service by V2 Helicopters 👍
Swarada Kotkar
Swarada Kotkar
Captain Carl was the best.
Ala Sheldon
Ala Sheldon
Such an awesome experience with my partner, one to remember. We loved it. Nice smooth ride over Brisbane CBD and weather was great. Staff were friendly. Money well spent. If you are thinking to do it, book it in! 🚁😎💕

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