What types of helicopter licenses are available?
Your very first Pilot's License has to be either a Recreational Pilot Permit or a Private Pilot's License. The latter can be upgraded (with experience and additional training) to a Commercial Pilot's License and then (with more experience and even more training) to an Airline Transport Pilot's License.
Helicopters Courses Offered---
1. Commercial Licence
For individuals who are looking to make a career out of flying in the aviation industry.
2. Private Licence
For individuals who have a passion for flying and wish to make their hobby a reality.
3. Senior commercial pilot licence.
4. Student navigator's licence.
5. Flight navigator's licence.
6. Flight radio telephone operator.
7. Foreign Conversions
For Private, or Commercial pilots from other countries wishing to convert their licence to a domestic licence.
8. Night Rating
For pilots who don’t want to be limited to daylight flying.
9. Type Ratings
For pilots who are looking to expand their ability to fly different types of helicopters.
10. Recurrent Training
For pilots to maintain the validity of their licence.
11. Fixed Wing to Helicopter Conversions
For fixed wing pilots who want to expand and diversify the category of aircraft they can fly.
12. IFR Rating
For pilots who wish to fly with sole reference to the instruments in the aircraft
POSSIBLE HELICOPTER CARRIER
1. FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
2. EXECUTIVE CHARTER
3. ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING
4. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
6. TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING
7. CATTLE MUSTERING AND AGRICULTURAL WORK
8. FISH SPOTTING
10. MOTION PICTURES AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
11. BORDER PETROL
12. PIPELINE, POWERLINE & UTILITY WORK AND MANY MORE............
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What is required for a Private Helicopter Pilot License?
You must be 16 years or older to take the basic flying course for your private license. A university degree or high school certificate is NOT required.
Prior to your first solo flight, you must pass a physical examination and produce a birth certificate. The wearing of eye glasses or certain other minor physical conditions are NOT considered handicaps.
At the end of the course, students must write an examination and take a flight test with a Transport Inspector or, when designated by Transport, the DFTE (Designated Flight Testing Examiner).
What is required for a Commercial Helicopter Pilot License?
You must be 18 years or older.
You must have completed the following medical requirements in accordance with the Medical Standards for Civil Aviation Personnel Licensing and have received confirmation that you have passed: a. A medical examination conducted by a designated medical examiner within 12 months preceding the date of issue of the license if you are under 40 years of age, or within 6 months preceding the date of issue if you are 40 years of age or over;
b. An electrocardiogram with the doctor's written evaluation completed within 24 months preceding the date of issue of the license if you are under 40 years of age, or within 12 months preceding the date of issue if you are 40 years of age or over;
c. An audiogram completed during the five years preceding the date of issue of the license.
You will require at least 100 hours of helicopter flight time, of which 35 hours must be solo (including 10 hours solo cross-country flight time). The remainder of the flight time is dual, of which 55 hours must be operational flying, 5 hours instrument flying, and 5 hours navigational training.
You must pass a flight test with a Transport examiner, demonstrating your ability to fly a helicopter in all normal manoeuvres, including emergency procedures and autorotations.
You must pass an oral examination which is conducted by an examiner before or after the flight test.
What is required to get a helicopter endorsement on my commercial fixed-wing license?
You must achieve a minimum of 60% on a multiple-choice written exam, mainly on the helicopter theory of flight;
You must have at least 60 hours of helicopter flight time, of which a minimum of 37 hours are dual (including 5 hours cross-country) and 23 hours are solo (including 2 hours cross-country);
You must pass a flight test and ground school oral examination given by the examiner.
__ Flight navigator's licence??
No more in use
__ Student navigator's licence??
No more in use
__ Senior CPL (is it instructor)
No more in use