Private Pilot’s License (Helicopter) PPL(H)


Whether you intend to take it to commercial level, or simply want to fly for pleasure, the PPL(H) is the first step in making it all happen. ATO Helipoland.com  has an outstanding reputation in PPL(H) skills test pass rates and a well respected track record in training helicopter pilots right the way through from ab-initio to commercial pilot and flight instructor. If you’re not sure about your feeling with flying career or being a private pilot, why not book onto introductory flight to get a taste of what it’s all about.

Courses run throughout the country, but we strongly encourage you to take training in our airports basis in Kaniow and Bielsko-Biala, because the proximity of the mountains and at the same time the major conurbations and airports abroad is the best possible solution for the best master the art of flying and also experience an extraordinary adventure in aviation.

So what can you do once you have your PPL(H)? The qualification itself allows you to fly one specific type of helicopter and it is recognized throughout Europe (for every single helicopter type rating brief training is needed – 5 hours of flight training for single engine helicopters and 8 hours for twin engine helicopters). You can fly for fun, taking your friends or family out to lunch at a stately hotel, or fly off for a romantic getaway. There are also many other options; you can progress onto flying larger machines, obtain a night qualification, get an instrument rating, or study for your commercial or instructor ratings. Making international flights within the Schengen area is free after passing an examination of English language according to ICAO standards and securing an entry of minimum fourth level of linguistic competence in the license (ICAO level 4).

The course leading to the award of a PPL(H) consists of flight and ground instruction, designed so the pilot under training is given the experience, the competence in flying and the knowledge of Aviation technical matters necessary to pass the flight test and the ground examinations to the standard required by current regulations.

The most popular on the World Robinson R44 is our main training helicopter, a fantastic aircraft which is light on the controls, highly maneuverable and of course great fun.

Private Pilot’s License (Helicopter) PPL(H) – to gain your license you need:

* Complete a minimum 100 hours of ground training (minimum 10 hours of lectures, 90 hours can be self-education)
* Complete a minimum of 45 hours flight training (including 10 hours solo flight)
* Pass 9 multiple choice ground exams in front of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
* Obtain a class 1 or 2 medical certificate
* Obtain a radiotelephony certificate based on passed theoretical exams in front of CAA
* Pass a flight test (about 1 hour 45 minutes of flight)

**Minimum age to begin the course is 16 and to obtain the license – 17

Szkolenie PPL(H)

Private Pilot’s License (Helicopter) PPL(H) – important regulations

FCL.205.H PPL(H) — Privileges
(a) The privileges of the holder of a PPL(H) are to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot of helicopters engaged in non-commercial operations.
(b) Notwithstanding the paragraph above, the holder of a PPL(H) with instructor or examiner privileges may receive remuneration for:
(1) the provision of flight instruction for the LAPL(H) or the PPL(H);
(2) the conduct of skill tests and proficiency checks for these licences;
(3) the ratings and certificates attached to these licences.

FCL.740.H Revalidation of type ratings — helicopters
(a) Revalidation. For revalidation of type ratings for helicopters, the applicant shall:
(1) pass a proficiency check in accordance with Appendix 9 to this Part in the relevant type of helicopter or an FSTD representing that type within the 3 months immediately preceding the expiry date of the rating; and
(2) complete at least 2 hours as a pilot of the relevant helicopter type within the validity period of the rating. The duration of the proficiency check may be counted towards the 2 hours.
(3) When applicants hold more than 1 type rating for single-engine piston helicopters, they may achieve revalidation of all the relevant type ratings by completing the proficiency check in only 1 of the relevant types held, provided that they have completed at least 2 hours of flight time as PIC on the other types during the validity period.
The proficiency check shall be performed each time on a different type.
(4) When applicants hold more than 1 type rating for single-engine turbine helicopters with a maximum certificated take-off mass up to 3 175 kg, they may achieve revalidation of all the relevant type ratings by completing the proficiency check in only 1 of the relevant types held, provided that they have completed:
(i) 300 hours as PIC on helicopters;
(ii) 15 hours on each of the types held; and
(iii) at least 2 hours of PIC flight time on each of the other types during the validity period.
The proficiency check shall be performed each time on a different type.
(5) A pilot who successfully completes a skill test for the issue of an additional type rating shall achieve revalidation for the relevant type ratings in the common groups, in accordance with (3) and (4).
(6) The revalidation of an IR(H), if held, may be combined with a proficiency check for a type rating.
(b) An applicant who fails to achieve a pass in all sections of a proficiency check before the expiry date of a type rating shall not exercise the privileges of that rating until a pass in the proficiency check has been achieved. In the case of (a)(3) and (4), the applicant shall not exercise his/her privileges in any of the types.