PPL (Private Pilot License) Training
During the practical part of the course you will be taught the intricacies of helicopter flying by an experienced instructor. The lessons for the “Private Pilot License” (PPL) consist of a briefing in advance, flying practice and a de-briefing, which will be evaluated during the exercises. A large range of exercises will be done in the course, including lifting off and landing, as well as practicing emergency procedures.
To be able to take the practical exam, you will need to fulfill a number of legal requirements. First of all, the level of skill needs to be high enough. Secondly there is a minimum number of flight hours required; 45 hours. This is split into 10 hours of solo flying, 10 hours of other flying exercises and 25 hours of DBO (Double Control Teaching) with an instructor. At least 5 hours must be spent on instrument flying during these 25 hours. Of the 10 hours of solo flying, 5 hours must be navigated. The actual number of hours spent flying during the course will, of course, vary per student. After all, it’s about the quality and not the quantity.