I want to get my private pilot plus instrument rating in fixed-wing aircraft for personal use. In addition to that I want to get my private and commercial in helicopters to start a career in flying helicopters.
Does my flight time accumulated in both fixed wing and rotorcraft count towards my commercial rating? As in: 40 hours fixed private, then 40 hours fixed instrument. Then 30 hours helicopter private and 30 more hours for the commercial rating? That would come out to a total of 140 hours. All I would have to have would be 10 additional hours of flight time to qualify for my commercial.
I get that not everyone finishes in the minimum hours on everything, but that aside, am I reading the rules correctly? Or would it be 150 hours in helicopters only?