The aim of the course:
The aim of the PPL (H) course is to train the student pilot to act as PIC under Visual Flight Rules as specified in Part-FCL, Part-MED and other relevant EASA regulation.
An applicant for PPL (H) shall be at least 17 years of age, and shall hold a valid Class 2 medical certificate.
The course shall comprise:
- Theoretical knowledge instruction to the PPL (H) knowledge level;
- Flying training on helicopter.
Theoretical Knowledge instruction
PPL (H) theoretical knowledge course will comprise nine (9) theoretical subjects, 110 hours of instruction (1 hour = 60 minutes instruction), Four (4) Subjects are common and classes can be combined with PPL(A). These subjects are:
- Air law,
- Human performance,
- Meteorology, and
Specific subject for PPL (H) are:
- Principles of flight,
- Operational procedures,
- Flight performance and planning,
- Aircraft general knowledge, and
Flight Training (training is done on SEP helicopters such as the Robinsons R22 and R44 aircrafts.
The flying training shall comprise a total of at least 45 hours, flying tests not included. Within the total of 45 hours, applicants shall complete:
- At least 25 hours of dual instruction
- At least 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least one cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made