Image Alt

Private pilot license PPL(H)

  /  Private pilot license PPL(H)
Blue sky service

Private pilot license PPL(H)

Do you want to become a helicopter pilot? In this flight course, you will gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skill to pilot a helicopter. After completing our training at Brno Airport, you will obtain your PPL(H) license. This license will enable you to fly single-engine helicopters as a private pilot. 

You can not only fly for your own enjoyment, but also take friends and family on board. If you would like to transport other persons for a fee, you will also have to obtain a commercial pilot license for helicopters – CPL(H).

As a private helicopter pilot, you can fly at any time during the day in good weather.  You can expand this license at our Blue Sky Service flight school, to include additional qualifications, e.g., authorization to fly at night or to fly other types of helicopters that we have available.

The PPL(H) license is valid in member countries of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which includes 28 countries of the European Union as well as Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Iceland.  The private pilot license is also a stepping stone for future professional helicopter pilots.

Flight training course

The course programme consists of a total of 45 flight hours. During this time, you will learn all you need to pilot the helicopter and handle non-standard situations.  You can complete your training in one of three helicopter models.


  • Introductory 3-4 lessons: Familiarization with the R22 or R44 helicopters, ground preparation, theoretical preparation
  • Next phase: Practical training combined with theory
  • Theoretical instruction consists primarily of independent study and consultation with the instructor
  • The actual scheduling will depend on weather and will also be tailored to the abilities and time constraints of each student

Theoretical instruction

  • Theoretical instruction is tailored individually for each student
  • To obtain a pilot license it is necessary to pass a theoretical examination at the Civil Aviation Authority

Candidate requirements

  • Class 2 medical fitness
  • Students may enroll in practical training during the calendar year in which they will turn 16 years of age
  • Students must be 16 years old to conduct solo flights
  • Students must be 17 years of age to take the final examination