The first step in learning to become a helicopter pilot is to gain your private pilot’s licence or PPL (H) rating. The training for your PPL(H) is an exciting process and although challenging, is fun and unique. Once you have managed to obtain your private pilots licence this opens the door to many different options for you.
What can I do with my private pilots licence (helicopter)?
Hire our Helicopters
Becoming a helicopter pilot is a huge achievement. Private helicopter pilots who have trained with Heli Air are able to hire our helicopters at any time. We only charge for the amount of actual flying time that you do in them. and offer discounts if hours are purchased in large quantities. You could decide to take friends or family away for the weekend in the helicopter of your choice, and get there in a fraction of the time it would take by road!
Heli Air offers you the opportinity to learn to fly many different helicopter types. By doing a type rating conversion you can learn to fly even bigger and more diverse helicopter types. This normally takes 5 hours of dual instruction per type plus an examination.
Buying a helicopter is not as expensive as you would think. Heli Air is the largest distributor of Robinson Helicopters, and we can help to guide you through the buying process as comfortably as possible. For more information on buying a helicopter, please visit our ‘buying a helicopter’ page by clicking here.
Maintain Your Helicopter PPL(H) Licence
Once you have obtained your PPL (H), it is important that you remain in practice. It is therefore a CAA requirement that you fly a minimum of 2 hours per annum, as well as take an annual proficiency test. Heli Air can help you with both of these requirements.