Private Type Rating

Helicopter Type Rating Courses

Once you have achieved your Private Pilot’s Licence or PPL(H), you are able to do a smaller course to learn to fly a different helicopter type. This is called a Helicopter Type Rating Course and ranges from 5-8 hours of flying training on the type (depending on complexity) plus a skills test. Once this helicopter type rating course has been completed you will be licenced to fly that helicopter type!

Once you have passed your helicopter type rating course with Heli Air, you will then be able to hire a helicopter and explore the country in the most exciting and revealing way possible. All of our helicopters are maintained to the highest standards for your piece of mind, and we can provide support and a friendly face throughout the UK at one of our nine exclusive bases.

EASA and FAA Training

Heli Air is an approved EASA FTO / ATO, which means we are able to provide helicopter type rating training courses and tests from our bases. We are also able to provide FAA training from the UK using our FAA approved instructors. Our wide team of experienced and professional instructors can train you to fly on any of the following helicopter types:

  • Robinson R22
  • H369
  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R66
  • Bell 47
  • Bell 206
  • Bell 206 Long Ranger
  • Eurocopter EC120
  • Eurocopter EC130
  • AS350 Squirrel
  • MD500

Please call Heli Air on 01789 470 476 or click on the ‘enquire’ button if you wish to book in for a type rating course or find out more. We have a wide range of helicopters available at all of our 9 UK bases, and over 25 professional, friendly and experienced helicopter type rating course instructors available at dates to suit you.

Heli Air also organizes days where customers can try out different helicopter types before deciding whether to complete the full type rating course. If you would like to find out when the next of these days is to be organized, please either contact the number above or have a look at our events page.


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Main Switchboard: 01789 470 476
Engineering: 01494 451 111

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Helicopter Sales & MarketingBrian Kane  +44 7831 762500

EngineeringJohn Michalakis  +44 1494 451111

AvionicsAndy Baldwin  +44 1494 451111

ChartersLuke Worsley  +44 1264 773 393

TrainingShaun Byam +44 1789 470 476

All other enquiriesDebbie Tonkins +44 1789 470 476