Helicopter Pilot

Unleash your passion for aviation: Become a Helicopter Pilot!


A Helicopter Pilot is a professional who transmits people and cargo from one destination to another. Moreover, they may collect data as well as take photos or videos. They also carry out safety plans and protocols, operate and monitor helicopter’s systems before flying. If one wishes to become a Helicopter Pilot, hand/foot coordination is very important.

One has to be patient as well as possess leadership skills in order to flourish in this field. Furthermore, being a Helicopter Pilot gives an opportunity to travel all over the world as well as experiencing various cultures. There are numerous career options available for Helicopter Pilots like they can work in numerous industries including tourism, agriculture, media, law enforcement and much more.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants must have passed 10+2 in Maths and Physics from an esteemed board with at least 50% marks.
  • Seekers can opt for a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, transportation, business or any other related field. 

For Diploma

  • Scholars have to pass class 12th with at least 50% marks in Maths as well as Science.
  • Some employers accept diplomas from flying schools along with experience. 

For Master’s

  • Candidates can opt for a Master’s degree in MTech, MSc in Aviation or an MBA in Airport Management.

Job Roles

The field of a Helicopter Pilot aims at being challenging yet interesting. To do such a task, the field of Airport Management presents innumerable job roles. Below mentioned are some job profiles:

  • Recreational Pilot
  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Sr. Captain
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Executive
  • First Officer
  • UAV Pilot
  • Load Controller
  • Engineer Manager

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the Helicopter Pilot field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Vistara
  • Travelex
  • IndiGo
  • Hatsoff Helicopter Training
  • Book Air Ambulance
  • Shell
  • Captain Fresh
  • Qatar Airways
  • White Force Group
  • DroneStark Technologies
  • Air Asia
  • Nxtra Data


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Helicopter Pilot is very impressive only in India.



Annual Level Salary

Starting Salary

Approx ₹4,50,600

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹9,18,700

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹16,00,000


  • Awareness of Surroundings
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Team Work
  • Ability to Stay Calm
  • Decisiveness


The Aviation Industry in India has attested massive growth and is soon expected to become the third-largest aviation market in the world. As the Aviation Industry is booming, so is the field of helicopter pilots. The main responsibility of Helicopter Pilots is to transport people as well as goods from one place to another while maintaining safety. Before thinking of pursuing Helicopter Pilot as a career one must keep in mind that loads of hardwork and dedication is required because this industry involves a lot of flying as well as studying. A large part of the education consists of flying a hundred feet above ground and learning to control a huge machine as well as understanding how to react to different situations.


  • Multitasking
  • Handsome Salary
  • High Reputation in the Society
  • Chance to Explore the World and Relish its Beauty
  • Get to know Various Cultures


  • Involves a lot of Studying
  • Stay Away from Home quite often
  • Long Layovers
  • Schedule Constantly Changes
  • Stressful
  • Might Involve Life Risk