You will need to hold a PPL (H), issued in accordance with Annex 1 to the Chicago convention. EASA PPL (H) licences are issued in accordance with this Annex.
Before you begin the course, you must have completed 155 hours flight time, including 50 hours as PIC, of which 10 hours must be cross-country.
If you are taking your skill test on a multi-engine helicopter you must have completed the prerequisites for the issue of a type or class rating for a multi-engine helicopter. More details are available in the
class and types ratings section.
You must complete your flight training in one continuous course at an ATO.
To apply for a CPL (H) you must complete at least 30 hours of dual flight instruction, including 10 hours of instrument instruction and 20 hours of visual flight instruction.
You will also need to complete at least 5 hours of night flight instruction, comprising 3 hours of dual instruction, which will include at least 1 hour of cross country navigation and 5 solo night circuits, each including a take-off and landing.
If you hold a valid IR(H) you will be fully credited the 10 hours instrument instruction time requirement. If you hold an IR(A) you will be credited with 5 hours. The remaining 5 hours must be completed in a helicopter.
You will not need to complete the additional night flight instruction if you already hold a night rating (helicopter).
You must have at least 185 hours of flight time before conducting the skills test.
This must include the following for Pilot in Command (PIC)
You may be able to count some other Pilot in Command flying hours towards the 185 hours of flight time required.
These are detailed below:
After completing your flying training and gaining the relevant experience you will need to take the CPL(H) skill test.
Apply for a CPL (H) using paper forms
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