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PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE- PPL(H)

 

PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (HELICOPTER) - PPL(H)

Looking to own your own helicopter or just fly for recreation?

In order to obtain your PPL(H), CASA stipulates the following minimum requirements:

  • An applicant for a private pilot licence must be at least 17 years of age.

  • The applicant must also have:

    • passed the aeronautical knowledge examination for the private pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and

    • completed flight training for the private pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and

    • passed the flight test mentioned in the Part 61 Manual of Standards for the private pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and

  • met the aeronautical experience requirements detailed below

As a CASR Part 141 training organisation, we conduct the 40 hour flying syllabus in accordance with legislation detailed in CASR Part 61.550. 

As a summary, the minimum course requirements are:

  • 40 Hours of flight time, which consists of:

    • 10 hours of solo flight

    • 5 hours of solo cross country

CONVERTING A FIXED WING LICENCE TO A HELICOPTER LICENCE


Are you a current PPL(A) or CPL(A) holder?

If you hold a current PPL(A) or CPL(A), you can convert to a PPL(H) with as little as 30 hours in a helicopter, which consists of:

  • 10 hours of solo time in a helicopter

  • 5 hours of solo cross country time in a helicopter

* Please note the quoted hours above are the minimum required by the legislation. Depending on your ability and aptitude you may need to undergo  training in addition to the minimum hours quoted.