The Private Pilot License (PPL) allows you to act as pilot in command of a helicopter for personal and recreational purposes. Although the Private Pilot certificate does not allow you to fly for compensation or hire, it is the first step towards a career as a helicopter pilot, as subsequent ratings and licenses require it.
If you’re already an FAA-rated fixed wing Private Pilot, you can add Rotorcraft Helicopter to your existing pilots license. By doing so, you don’t need to take another FAA Knowledge Test, and the minimum hours required are reduced to 30 hours (20 hours dual instruction and 10 hours solo).
Right after your Private is a great time to work towards your Instrument Rating; you’re building the hours necessary for Commercial Pilot while adding a valuable rating to your resume.
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