Private Pilot Licence

Private Pilot Licence (Helicopter) from The Helicopter Group (AUS)

The PPL(H) course is a 50+ hour course for the recreational aviator who wishes to be proficient or the private owner who is planning to purchase an aircraft. It is comprised of theory and flying syllabus items.


Theory subjects include:

  •  Aircraft knowledge
  •  Navigation
  •  Meteorology
  •  Performance and planning
  •  Aerodynamics
  •  Air-law
  •  Human factors

The course is conducted in the form of one 3.5-hour exam including all the subjects.

Flight Time – Civil Aviation of Australia (CASA) Regulations require a minimum of 50 hours flight time.

Medical – Obtained from CASA certified doctor


Concessions for Aeroplane Licences

The Civil Aviation Regulations allow a reduction in the minimum hours of training in a helicopter if you hold an Aeroplane Licence.

If you hold or intend to obtain a COMMERCIAL AEROPLANE LICENCE (CPLA), the minimum hours are as follows:

PRIVATE LICENCE (PPLH) 38 hours and pass on PPL(H) exam.
COMMERCIAL LICENCE (CPLH) 60 hours and pass on Aerodynamics, Air Law, Aircraft General Knowledge and Performance Loading exams.

The final 30 hours must be completed within 3 months; otherwise, the minimum requirement is 70 hours.

NOTE: If you are thinking of obtaining your Aeroplane Licence prior to your helicopter training, please contact us to discuss the advantages and disadvantages beforehand. We can also arrange your aeroplane theory and flight training.


Attend the Course

To sign up or more information about the course, contact us today via phone +61 (03) 9580 7177 or contact form.

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