AB Helicopters can offer bespoke ground training towards completing the PPL(H) theoretical knowledge exams. We can also provide customised lessons to accompany and supplement your flight training.
Popular topics cover Navigation and Flight Planning, Airspace Classification and Helicopter Aerodynamics.
To be able to expand your piloting experience onto different types of helicopter, you must first complete a Type Rating.
The advantages of testing yourself on a new helicopter are fantastic; the ability to fly faster, carry more passengers, fly for longer and to fly helicopters with different engine types. In order to safely learn how to operate a new type, a course of 5 flight hours as well as comprehensive ground tuition is required before a test with a CAA examiner.
AB Helicopters can help organise type ratings and provide instruction on the following helicopters:
This course will allow you to fly after dark, to experience the beauty of seeing the world at night from the air.
The training course includes:
The night flying section is split into at least 3 hours of dual instruction, 1 hour of cross country navigation and 5 solo circuits. The training can also include navigating the London Heli-Lanes at night.
As flying at night is a challenging and demanding skill, the CAA imposes a number of experience requirements: