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A PPL for helicopters will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) or co-pilot in
non-commercial operations on helicopters.
The exception to this is for holders of a PPL (H) with instructor or examiner privileges, who
can be paid for the following:
for the LAPL (H) or PPL (H) and any associated ratings and endorsements.
If you don’t already hold a licence, you will need to complete 45 hours of flight instruction on
helicopters, 5 hours of which may have been completed in an approved flight simulator (an FNPT or
FFS), including at least:
If you hold a LAPL (H), and are applying for a PPL (H) you must complete a course with a flight
training school to include at least:
If you hold a pilot’s licence for another type of aircraft, except balloons, you will be
credited with 10% of your total flight time as PIC up to a maximum of 6 hours. You will still need
to complete 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross
country flight time with at least 1 cross country flight of at least 185 km (100 NM) that includes
full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome and 25 hours dual flight
instruction as the credited flight time cannot be counted towards this requirement.
Apply for a PPL (H) using paper forms
All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below.
For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations.
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