Challenging, yet enjoyable
It represents an enjoyable, yet challenging learning curve that will culminate in the ability to fly your family and friends in a helicopter safely. The course involves a significant amount of classroom work, 50 hours of flight time and 7 theoretical examinations. To obtain a PPL(H) license you must be at least 17 years of age and be medically able to pass a Class 1 medical. Helicopter pilot training at Henley Air Flight School is one of the best experiences a young student pilot can experience!
Everything you need to know about your PPL(H)
What you will learn
•The fundamentals of helicopter aerodynamics •Aviation disciplines •How to Fly Solo •Cross-Country Navigation •Airport & Heliport Operations •Radio Procedures •And So Much More
Description of our PPL(H)
A PPL(H) qualifies a pilot to fly without remuneration. A Helicopter Private Pilot License gives the holder the privileges necessary to fly a helicopter recreationally or build time towards a Commercial Pilot License Helicopter (CPL(H)). It represents an enjoyable, yet challenging learning curve that will culminate in the ability to fly your family and friends in a helicopter safely. Helicopter pilot training at Henley Air Flight School is one of the best experiences a young student pilot can experience!
The South African minimum requirements for PPL(H) training
•16 years of age, to go solo. •17 years of age, to obtain your PPL. •Fluent in English (Speak, read, write, and understand) and pass the English Proficiency Examination •A Class I or II Aviation Medical. oWe will assist you with booking your Aviation Medical appointment.
Ground School Subjects: approx. 40hours
SACAA PPL(H) Subject Credits: -Air Law Helicopter -Aircraft General – Engines and Airframes of helicopters -Human Performance -Principles of Flight Helicopters -Aviation Meteorology -General Navigation -Flight Performance and Planning Helicopters - Radio Telephony: Restricted Radio License
Our Preferred Helicopters for your PPL(H) Training
A Robinson R44 helicopter is our primary training machine. This machine is an excellent platform for building a thorough understanding of helicopter flight. As a student pilot, we can train you on one of our school machines or your own helicopter. You will also have access to our unique world-class Bell222 Flight Simulator, and our instructors are highly skilled on most piston and turbine engines.
Pass Requirements for your Private Pilot License Helicopter (PPL(H))
A pass mark of at least 75% is required for all your examinations. Total of 8 examinations are required.
•Minimum 50 hours flying time, of which 5 can be completed in our B222 FNPT-II simulator.