Helicopter Private Pilots License (PPL H)

Are you tempted to try helicopter flying?

This truly is one of the most unique, challenging and rewarding things you can do.

Ground School

Ground study is the cement that turns your PPL into an achievement of merit and develops your skills. In preparation for the exams, your Helicopter Instructor will be responsible for managing your study programme and is available for extra tutoring if necessary to help you achieve your goal.

Flight Training

The Helicopter Private Licence (PPL) is more than a license to fly – it will become a way of life. Our aim is to help you in this process of change. The PPL is a foundation stone for all your helicopter flying – whether it’s for recreational, private ownership or commercial purposes.

Based on a firm understanding of knowledge gained from our vast experience in helicopter flying and teaching, you will graduate from The Aviation Centre not just as a pilot, but as an airman/woman willing to continue to learn through your flying career.

Flying Skills

This part of the course entails learning to fly in forward flight, turning, climbing, descending, landing and taking off. You will also learn the procedure of handling the aircraft in various emergency procedures. Experience will be gained in making radio calls and flying in and around the airfield (circuits).

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Theoretical Exams

Human Performance – Introducing you to the physiological aspects of flying, the dangers of alcohol and medication, flying with colds etc.

Aviation Law – Flying´s equivalent to the Highway Code

Navigation – Understanding the techniques involved

Meteorology – Learning what the weather will do and how it will affect your flying

Principles of Flight – A better understanding of the aerodynamics of flight

Flight Planning & Performance – preparing for your cross country

Aircraft General – General aviation principles and knowledge of how the aircraft works.

Operational Procedures – How to really plan using your machine

Communications – Learning how to use the radio correctly

Radio Telephony (R/T) – Learn how to speak proper!!

At first, the list of subjects may seem daunting but it forms a logical and common sense pattern as you progress along your training course and we will help you every step of the way.

Advanced Skills

Having acquired the basic helicopter skills we will instruct you in the more advanced exercises to enable you to handle the helicopter in various parameters. Navigational techniques will be developed to the stage where you will plan cross-country trips and fly them. This stage will also cover the solo cross country requirements of the flying training.

Final Flying Test

At the end of the flying training course, you will take a flight test with an in-house examiner. Your flying at this stage will be at a standard to enable you to demonstrate to the examiner that you can fly safely and competently.