Report Potential newcomer advice in General Helicopter Forum Posted June 12 Hey, thanks for taking the time to write out your reply. This is great information. I suppose I should just try to get a private license and take it from there. Definitely losing weight is on the table right now just for health reasons alone. As far as cost, it does seem to be much more expensive than fixed wing. Just seeing that the overhaul of a entry level helicopter costing past six figures, provides a barrier to entry for private owners or renters. At this point, I am just glad I have the ability to pay for the school.