Commercial Pilot Licence (PPL)

Providing flight instruction to train student pilots to command a commercial helicopter.

Commercial pilot greeting customers

Commercial Licence Helicopter Training

Shawgrove Helicopters can provide training to a high standard for the EASA Commercial Pilot Licence.

We aim beyond what is required to just pass the skills test at the end of the course. Your training will include the ground-based aspects of planning and organisational structure as well as flying the helicopter.

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Training

The Course

The Commercial Pilot Licence course consists of 30 hours of dual flight training. Of this, 20 hours are visual flight instruction and 10 hours are instrument training. We also offer the night rating which requires 5 hours of additional flying at night if done within the CPL course.

Before starting the Commercial Pilot Licence course at Shawgrove Helicopters, you must hold a Class I medical, have 155 hours of flight time on helicopters. Of these, 50 hours must be Pilot in Command time with a minimum of 10 hours of cross-country flying.

Private Pilot Licence Requirements

You must also have completed the CPL or ATPL ground exams.

  • Must hold a valid PPL(H).
  • Hold a valid Class 1 Medical Certificate.
  • 155 hours’ flying experience (minimum)
  • 35-hour commercial flying course
  • Have passed the CPL or ATPL ground exams
AS355N Helicopter Interior

Our Helicopters

As well as the 2 seat Schweizer 300CBi, the 6 seat AS355N twin turbine helicopter and 5 seat Bell 206 Jetranger turbine helicopter are also available.
All have excellent safety records.

Other helicopter types available by arrangement.

Got Questions?

If you have any questions about our training courses, helicopters or general booking enquiries, please get in touch with us today…

Helicopter Training and Charters

Shawgrove Helicopters provide a professional training service.

Helicopter Charters

Helicopter Charters

We provide a competitively priced and discreet VIP helicopter charter service.

Helicopter Charter
Trial Helicopter Lessons

Trial Lessons

Book a Trial Lesson with one of our experienced helicopter instructors.

Trial lessons
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Train as pilot to command a helicopter.

PPL Training
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Develop your skills to become a commercial helicopter pilot.

CPL Training
Type Rating

Type Rating

Learn to fly a multitude of helicopters with our type rating training.

Type Rating
Night Rating

Night Rating

Develop your skills to command a helicopter at night time.

Night Rating