FTO/ATO Helicopter

FTO/ATO Helicopter

We are an international flight training school with EASA License approved providing excellent programs for individuals for a career as helicopter pilot. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced pilot wanting extra helicopter flight training, we'll design the training that suits you.
If flying helicopter is your passion, you are at the right place, learn to fly with us. Be safe. Be Competent. Be professional.

Private Pilot License Helicopter

Private Pilot License is a qualification that permits to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot on aero planes in non-commercial operations.
PPL is the most common type of license in General Aviation.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years to apply
  • At least Class 2 Medical Certificates

Ground training

Total instruction time given is 30 hours and consists of two modules.

Module 1 - Preparation for exams:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications

Module 2 - Theoretical preparation for flight training:

  • Air Law
  • Maneuvers
  • Weight and balance
  • Flight planning and monitoring Communication
  • Aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, measures and procedures to prevent collisions

Helicopter specific:

  • Air Law
  • Control the helicopter by external visual reference.
  • Take-offs, landings, hovering, look out turns and normal transitions from and to the hover.
  • Emergency procedures, basic autorotation, simulated engine failure, leveling ground effect (ground resonance), if relevant to type
  • Flight sideways and backwards, turning on the spot.
  • Recognize and compensate for the resulting vortex ring
  • Autorotation with touchdown simulated engine-off, practice forced landings. Simulated equipment malfunctions and emergency procedures relating to malfunctions of the engine, controls, electrical and hydraulic circuits.
  • Sharp turns
  • Transitions, quick stops, in the lee of maneuvers, takeoffs and landings on slopes.
  • Flights with limited power and confined area operations including selection and flights to and from unprepared sites.
  • Flights only by the basic flight instruments including completion bend in the horizon of 180 degrees and leveling unusual attitudes to simulate inadvertent entry into cloud (this training may be
  • conducted by a flight instructor rating (FI (H)).
  • Over flights using orientation, navigation calculations and, where available, radio navigation aids.
    Arrivals, departures and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic services procedures, communication procedures and phraseology.