Converting a PPL(A) to a PPL(H)

PPL (A) to PPL (H)

To convert your PPL(A) to a PPL(H) you need to meet the following requirements:

  • be at least 17 years of age
  • Hold a valid PPL(A) which is not suspended, cancelled or restricted
  • Hold a current Class 2 or 1 Medical Certificate
  • Hold a Flight Operator Radiotelephony Licence (FRTOL).
  • Must pass the PPL(H) theory examinations
  • Principles of flight
  • Operational Procedures
  • Flight performance and planning
  • Aircraft General knowledge
  • Navigation
  • Must pass a PPL(H) Skills Test
  • Must meet the minimum flight training experience requirements as listed in EASA Regulations FCL.210H

Applicants holding a pilot’s licence for another category of aircraft, with the exception of balloons, shall be credited with 10% of their total time as PIC on such aircraft up to a maximum of 6 hours. The amount to be credit in any case not include the requirements P1 requirements below.

10 hours supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours cross country flight time with at least 1 cross country flight of at least 100nm with full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure.

Total minimum 39 hours helicopter training, including 10 hours supervised solo flight.

SE49, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SR.