Private Pilot

The Private Pilot License (PPL) allows you to act as pilot in command of a helicopter, but not for compensation or hire.

Requirements

  • 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Hold a 3rd Class Medical
  • 40 hours minimum helicopter flight time (including 20 hours flight training and 10 hours solo)
  • Pass a multiple choice knowledge exam – TestPrep software covers all subjects in the test
  • Pass a practical test with our on-site FAA Designated Pilot Examiner – oral exam and flight test

While the minimum hours required for the Private Pilot license is 40, we quote for 60 hours. This is because on average, people usually take 55-60 hours to be ready for the Private Pilot checkride. Many people make the mistake of budgeting for the minimum amount of hours required by regulation. This can result in the need to find extra funding or the disappointment of having to go home without completing their training.

Private Pilot Add-On

If you are already a fixed wing Private Pilot, you can add Rotorcraft Helicopter to your existing pilots license. The benefits of doing an Add-On license are that you are not required to take another FAA Knowledge Test, and the minimum hours required are reduced to 30 hours (20 hours dual instruction and 10 hours solo).

  • 17 years of age
  • Hold a current FAA fixed wing Private Pilots license
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • 30 hours minimum helicopter flight time (including 20 hours flight training and 10 hours solo)
  • Pass a practical test with our on-site FAA Designated Pilot Examiner – oral exam and flight test

 

 

 

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