The Private Pilot Licence for Helicopters, or PPL(H), entitles you to fly a helicopter for your own personal use. Flight training at Northumbria Helicopters for PPL(H) is conducted in the Guimbal Cabri G2. We can also offer PPL(H) flight training in the Robinson R44.
The first step towards becoming a pilot is to take one of our Introductory Trial Lessons. If you choose to pursue your licence this lesson will count towards your PPL time.
In order to qualify for the issue of a PPL(H), a candidate must complete the following:
There is no maximum age for gaining your PPL(H). However, you must be 16 years or over to fly solo, and 14 years or over before your flying experience can count towards obtaining a licence. You can hold your PPL(H) licence on your 17th birthday.
There are 9 ground exams for PPL(H). The pass mark for each exam is 75%. The ground exams are as follows:
The written examinations are multi-choice, with a pass mark of 75%, and are all taken at Northumbria Helicopters with our own examiners. These are not difficult and the content of the syllabus is highly relevant to you becoming a safe and proficient pilot.
We can offer one-to-one tuition with your instructor, though you will also need to do some self-directed study. We will also guide you with the materials, books, equipment and question banks required for effective study.VIEW OUR PRICE LIST CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS