Blue Sky Service
Type training for helicopters TR(H)
With a PPL(H) private pilot license, you are entitled to pilot only the type of single-engine helicopter that you trained in (unlike private pilot licenses for airplanes). For each additional type of helicopter that you would like to operate, you must obtain a special type of qualification.
That is why we have an assortment of approved type training. At present, we offer training for Robinson R22, Robinson R44 and Bell 206, Bell 407, Bell 427, and Bell 429 helicopters. The length and content of training depends on the type you choose.
Flight training course
In the Robinson R22 and Robinson R44 helicopters, you will complete a total of 5 flight hours.
For Bell helicopters 206 and 407, the length of training depends on whether the trainee possesses additional SET(H) qualification for single-engine turbine helicopters – if so, training consists of 2 flight hours. Otherwise, the total time of flight training is 5 hours.
For Bell helicopters 427 and 429, the length of training depends on whether the trainee possesses additional MET(H) qualification for multiple-engine turbine helicopters – if so, training consists of 3 flight hours. Otherwise, the total time of flight training is 8 hours.
- 18 years of age
- Class 1 or class 2 medical fitness
- PPL(H) or CPL(H) pilot license
Additional requirements for multiple-engine helicopters
- 70 flights hours as pilot in command (PIC)
- Certificate demonstrating completion of an ATPL(H) theoretical course or a certificate of completion of a pre-entry MET(H) course