How to apply
Holding a type rating allows you to act as pilot on the type of helicopter specified in the rating.
To apply for this type rating you must hold a PPL(H), CPL(H) or ATPL(H) licence and have completed the relevant training and testing as defined in CAP804. Section 4 Part H subpart 2. and a current Helicopter Type rating.
Please note - If you are the holder of an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew licence or UK PPL(H), CPL(H) or ATPL(HG) which has not already been converted to a Part-FCL licence, then this licensing action will result in the compulsory conversion of your existing licence to a Part-FCL licence.
This will require an additional application form / information which will have to be submitted, and additional requirements may have to be met. As such, please refer to the conversion information available on our website in addition to the information on this page.
Complete at least 2 hours as a pilot of the relevant helicopter type within the validity period of the rating. The duration of the proficiency check may be counted towards the 2 hours.
The revalidation of an IR(H), if held, may be combined with a proficiency check.
Please ensure that your examiner has met the designation of examiner for skills test for initial issue of Licences, ratings and certificates and Briefing of Non UK examiners requirements, as detailed in information notice IN 2012/153 and IN 2012/156, if applicable
Your medical records must be held by the UK CAA and you must hold a current and valid PART MED medical certificate appropriate to the level of licence held.
Please refer to CAP 804 section 4, Part H, subpart 2.
Please note that additional fees may apply if this licensing action results in the conversion of your licence and to check the validity of ratings on a PART FCL licence.
Please refer to the Scheme of charges table 5 page 6 and 7.
An additional fee will also be payable if you would like your documents to be returned by secure courier.
We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from receipt of a fully completed application.
1 year from the date of passing the skills test.
If you are applying on the basis of training and testing being completed by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation we will in addition require a copy of the ATO’s PART ORA approval certificate and a copy of the examiners licence and examiner authorisation certificate and a copy of the current and valid examiner briefing certificate, issued by the UK CAA.
If you are applying on the basis on a Third country ICAO licence conversion we will also require the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate or a copy certified by Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO); or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF); or an examiner authorised by the CAA
Once all of the requirements above have been met, please complete and submit the online application form.