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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

1.    Principles of flight

2.    Operational Procedures

3.    Flight performance and planning

4.    Aircraft General knowledge

5.    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 in (a)(2) – see 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.


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