Archive for April, 2011

Radiotelephony For Helicopter Pilots

Updated on 2nd February, 2017 One of the most intimidating things a student has to do when learning to fly is learning how to talk on the radio. When you first start flying you soon realise that the quality of the sound from the radio is actually very poor. The language is totally different from […]

EASA Type Ratings

Updated on 2nd February 2017 Why Get a Type Rating? So you have a PPL(H) and you want to try something different. For most pilots, getting another type on their license is one of the first things they will do. Having probably completed their training on a two seat helicopter, they now want to carry […]

Common Helicopter Training Mistakes

Updated on 14th February, 2017 When you first start learning to fly a helicopter, you soon realize that it is not as easy as it looks. Students make common training mistakes. Your instructor seems to do everything so effortlessly and moves the helicopter sometimes as if by mental control, as the flight controls do not […]

PPL(H) Requirements

Updated on 3rd March, 2017   Anyone thinking of starting training for the Private Pilots’ Licence (PPL) should be aware that there are some requirements to be met. There is no minimum age but many schools will have their own minimum age requirements. The minimum age to go solo for a PPL in Europe is […]