Providing flight instruction to train the student pilot to act as pilot in command of a helicopter.
If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge a Helicopter Private Pilot Licence could be for you! The licence allows you to fly helicopters privately with friends and family as passengers. It is also the first step to becoming a commercial helicopter pilot.
To keep your Private Pilot Licence current, you must fly at least two hours per year and pass a proficiency check with an examiner. This applies to each type of helicopter you wish to fly.
The course consists of a minimum of 45 hours of helicopter flight training. This can be reduced to 39 hours if you hold a PPL(Aeroplanes) with at least 60 hours of Pilot in Command time.
This includes 10 hours of solo flying, of which at least 5 must be solo navigation. You will also complete a qualifying solo cross-country flight, covering at least 100 nautical miles and landing at two airfields before returning to the home base.
There are no pre-entry requirements for the PPL(H) course. However, before flying solo a student must fulfil the following criteria:
There are 9 theoretical knowledge examinations to pass as well, covering the topics:
Each of the examinations are multiple choice papers with a pass mark of 75% and there is also a Radiotelephony practical exam to be completed with one of our internal examiners. We encourage self-study but tuition is available from our instructors on request.
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.
If you have any questions about our training courses, helicopters or general booking enquiries, please get in touch with us today…
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