PPL(H) – Private Pilot License (Helicopter)
With the EASA PPL(H) license you can fly helicopters according to the type rating entered in your licence, for example the Robinson R22 or Robinson R44, but also bigger ones like an Eurocopter. It’s internationally recognised, so you can fly EU-registered helicopters worldwide or convert it to a foreign license easily. The PPL(H) can later be expanded to include additional licenses, such as an night or instrument rating or additional type ratings. A PPL is a non-commercial license, so you can not ask money for flying, nevertheless it’s the base for a commercial licence (CPL). The training for the PPL(H) consist of a theoretical and a practical part.
16 years (for first solo flight), 17 years (to obtain the licence)
Aviation medical certificate (Medical):
min. Class 2
The theoretical training comprises a total of 9 subjects.
Air Law and ATC procedures
Princinples of flight
Flight performance and planning
Aircraft general knowledge
There are to options to obtain the theoretical training.
Option 1: Distance Learning
You will get a log in to an online platform with mulitmedia based training content in english. You will need to complete the online course and 10h classroom instruction afterwards to clarify all your questions. You can start this course anytime.
Option 2: Classroom Course (min. 3 students)
The scheduled training time for a classroom course is 100h of theory instruction. In agreeement with the participants, this course can be hosted in the evenings, weekends or in a compact period. The course language can be Romanian, Hungarian, English oder German.
The practical training includes a total of minimum 45 flight hours. Of these 45hours, at least 10 hours must be flown without a flight instructor (solo), 5 of them cross-country to other airfields or airports including one 100NM (185km) triangle flight. In the first hours the focus is to be able to control the helicopter and manage the landing. During the further training several emergenc situations will be practised, navigation will be trained and other airfields will be approached. This includes also controlled airfields, for example, Arad, Satu Mare or Cluj Airport. Instruction in instrument flight and radio navigation is also part of the training.
Previos experience, e.g. in another aircraft category, can be credited for your theoretical or practical training.
The theoretical and practical training ends with an examination and the aviation authority. It makes sense to take the theoretical test in the period after the first solo flight. All subjects of the theoretical training are tested in the “multiple choice procedure”. The practical examination will be scheduled after the end of the practical training. You fly together with an examiner for about 90 minutes, performing a cross-country flight with (radio) navigation, some simulated emergencies and a few landings.