What is a Private Helicopter Pilot License?
A private helicopter pilot license (PPL) allows you to fly a helicopter and carry passengers and baggage, although not for compensation or hire. Operating expenses may be shared with other passengers.

How Long Will it Take?
The length of time that is required to complete the Private Pilot course depends largely on your ability, motivation to learn and your proficiency with the English language. It usually takes about eight weeks to complete the private pilot helicopter course if a reasonably full schedule is maintained.

What Will I Have to Do?

1. Obtain an FAA third class medical certificate
2. Complete ground school for the Robinson R22 / R44
3. Log sufficient flight training.
4. Pass an FAA written test
5. Pass an FAA oral and flight test

FAA Requirements
Requirements for obtaining your private pilot helicopter license are as follow:

  • 40 hours minimum flight time in helicopter, including:
  • 20 hours of dual flight instruction, including:
  • 3 hours of dual cross-country flight
  • 3 hours of night flight, including 50NM night x-country, 10 night take offs and landings
  • 3 hours in preparation for the flight test
  • 10 hours of solo flight time, including 3hrs of cross-country flight, including 75NM x-country

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