Course in Helicopter Training

Top Courses in Helicopter Training

A course can refer to a series of classes required to earn a degree or certificate, or it can refer to a single class. Academic courses made up of a series of classes can take a semester to complete or several years. Singular courses typically last one academic semester.

What is a course in helicopter training? Whether you have aspirations to be a career helicopter pilot or just want to make flying a new hobby, private pilot helicopter training courses are often a good place to start. Courses are usually a combination of flight and ground school. Students typically train one-on-one with their instructor. Each level of training can build a student’s confidence, knowledge and skill base. First, you learn the how and why of helicopter flight. You may learn to control the aircraft, how to take off and land as well as in-flight maneuvers. Once you have completed your private pilot course, you need to achieve a commercial pilot license in order to make a career out of it.

Learning to fly equips you with many valuable skills. You gain situational awareness that makes you a safer pilot and car driver. You learn to think on your feet and respond to changing circumstances quickly and confidently, which translates positively to other areas of life.

Courses may be offered by various airports large and small. Depending on where the courses are offered, costs can vary widely. Contact the organization responsible for the course for more information about costs.

There are many careers available as a helicopter pilot. Flight instructors are almost always in demand. You will need to take a course to get your instructor license. You might provide tours for a wide variety of exciting locations. Tourists usually pay top-dollar for these experiences. Many helicopter pilots join the military or work as contractors for the military.

Some helicopter training courses allow you to take ground schools and simulations online, but flight training will require you to report to a specific location. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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HELICOPTER PPL Notes Course

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

An invaluable resource for any pilot in training, or anyone who wants to refresh their knowledge. [+]

ESSENTIAL HELP FOR YOUR PPL(H) STUDY COURSE. CREATED EXCLUSIVELY BY BALEARIC HELICOPTERS.

An invaluable resource for any pilot in training, or anyone who wants to refresh their knowledge.

PPL(H) TRAINING NOTES Exercise 1 Helicopter Familiarisation (Free Download) Exercise 2 Flight Preparation (Free Download) Exercise 3 Air Experience (Free Download) Exercise 4 Effects of Controls (Free Download) Exercise 5 Attitude & Power Changes (Free Download) Exercise 6 Straight & Level Flight (Free Download) Exercise 7 Climbing (Free Download) Exercise 8 Descending (Free Download) Exercise 9 Turning (Free Download) Exercise 10 Basic Autorotations (Free Download) Exercise 11 Hovering (Free Download) Exercise 12 Takeoff & Landing (Free Download) Exercise 13 Transitions (€2.99) Exercise 14 Circuit LESB (€2.99) Exercise 15 First Solo (€2.99) Exercise 16 Sideways & Backwards Flight (€2.99) Exercise 17 Spot Turns (€2.99) Exercise 18 Vortex Ring (€2.99) Exercise 19 Engine Off Landings (€2.99) Exercise 20 Advanced Autorotations (€2.99) Exercise 21 Practice Forced Landings (€2.99) Exercise 22 Steep Turns (€2.99) Exercise 23 Precision Transitions (€2.99) Exercise 24 Quickstops (€2.99) Exercise 26 Out of Wind (€2.99) Exercise 27 Sloping Ground (€2.99) Exercise 28 Limited Power (€2.99) Exercise 29 Confined Areas (€2.99) Exercise 30 Basic Instruments (€2.99) ... [-]

Helicopter Pilot Career Program

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

Do you want a career as a helicopter pilot? Do you want to know that you will be offered paid flying work on completion of your flying training? Then our Career Pilot Program will be of definite interest. At the end of your professional training, you will be offered a mix of Commercial Charter, Photographic Flights, Pleasure Flying and Instructional work. [+]

DO YOU WANT A CAREER AS A HELICOPTER PILOT?

Do you want to know that you will be offered paid flying work on completion of your flying training?

Career Program

Your Pilot's License

Do you want a career as a helicopter pilot? Do you want to know that you will be offered paid flying work on completion of your flying training?

Then our Career Pilot Program will be of definite interest. At the end of your professional training, you will be offered a mix of Commercial Charter, Photographic Flights, Pleasure Flying and Instructional work.

Designed specifically for those individuals wanting a career as a helicopter pilot, the training also involves a structured hour building package and offers a minimum of 80hrs paid flying work for those candidates enrolled onto the course and who complete the course to the satisfaction of the Chief Pilot.... [-]


Course: Trial Lesson

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

While you read these few words, you will be wondering what it is like to fly a light helicopter, imagining yourself at the controls. It is a unique and fantastic experience but explanations come nowhere close to the experience itself - it is simply something you just have to try. [+]

PREPARE TO BECOME ADDICTED

It is a unique and fantastic experience but explanations come nowhere close to the experience itself - it is simply something you just have to try.

The Robinson R22 30 minutes Trial Lesson costs only €199.00

While you read these few words, you will be wondering what it is like to fly a light helicopter, imagining yourself at the controls. It is a unique and fantastic experience but explanations come nowhere close to the experience itself - it is simply something you just have to try.

A WORD OF CAUTION - PREPARE TO BECOME ADDICTED.

When you arrive at the main gates of Son Bonet Aerodrome, Balearic Helicopters is easy to find, should you need directions security will be more than happy to assist you. You will be welcomed and introduced to your instructor in whose expert hands you will be for the next hour or so.... [-]


Course: Self-Fly Hire

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

Why not take yourself and friends for an amazing flight around Mallorca, soaring through the spectacular Tramuntana Mountain Range or cruising along the fantastic coastline? [+]

Why not take yourself and friends for an amazing flight around Mallorca, soaring through the spectacular Tramuntana Mountain Range or cruising along the fantastic coastline?

How?

First, you will receive a ground briefly on the local area, airspace and local regulations then you will have a simple check-ride with one of our Flight instructors who can clear you to fly either the R22 or R44. Afterward, you are free to fly around Mallorca or visit the other Balearic Islands at your leisure.

Special Rates apply for block purchasing Self Fly Hire hours.

If your skills are getting a bit rusty, why not consider our Balearic Helicopters EHEST Refresher Courses. We have devised several refresher courses for helicopter pilots. They involve a couple of hours flight training, but also focuses more on the ground training side.... [-]


EHEST Refresher course - Helicopter

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

We, at Balearic Helicopters, have found that many PPL's would like to further their knowledge, or just simply gain more experience in certain areas of helicopter flying that they are not entirely familiar with. [+]

A PERFECT EXCUSE TO ESCAPE TO MALLORCA FOR A LONG WEEKEND

We, at Balearic Helicopters, have found that many PPL's would like to further their knowledge, or just simply gain more experience in certain areas of helicopter flying that they are not entirely familiar with. We are a Team Member of EHEST, the European Helicopter Safety Team, and EHEST have devised a set of Safety Leaflets based on the most common form of helicopter accidents. We have taken the Safety Leaflets one step further and designed specific courses using the EHEST Safety Leaflets as the course guide.

For this reason, Balearic Helicopters have devised several refresher courses for helicopter pilots. They involve a couple of hours flight training, but also focuses more on the ground training side. The course is run over a two day period, which is perfect to escape to Mallorca for a long weekend!... [-]


R44 Conversion Course

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time 15 hours Open Enrollment Spain Palma

To convert to the Robinson R44 is only a five-hour structured course and skills test. There is also 10 hours Ground School and an R44 Technical Paper which must be passed (75% pass mark). Afterward, you will be eligible to fly any R44, carrying up to 3 passengers. [+]

YOU CAN COME HERE AND COMPLETE THE COURSE IN AS LITTLE AS THREE DAYS!

Balearic Helicopters uses a CAA approved ATO (Flight Training Organisation) allowed to conduct Type Rating Conversions for the R22 and R44.

To convert to the Robinson R44 is only a five-hour structured course and skills test. There is also 10 hours Ground School and an R44 Technical Paper which must be passed (75% pass mark). Afterward, you will be eligible to fly any R44, carrying up to 3 passengers.

This is a natural progression for most Private Pilots Licence holders and essential for people wanting to become a commercial pilot. With our location, weather and machine availability mean that you can come here and complete the course in as little as three days!... [-]


Private Pilot License Helicopter Training Course

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

Fed up with not being able to fly due to lack of aircraft and/or instructors? Finding training difficulties due to poor weather? We at Balearic Helicopters may be able to help you. [+]

FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED

Fed up with not being able to fly due to lack of aircraft and/or instructors? Finding training difficulties due to poor weather? We at Balearic Helicopters may be able to help you.

There is no reason why you, the customer, cannot change training schools. Here in Mallorca, we are fully equipped to complete the entire EASA PPL (H), at whatever stage you are.

Balearic can offer you all the CAA Ground Exams, CAA Radiotelephony Licence, Flight Training and CAA Flight Testing.

All you will need to bring with you:

Logbook JAA / EASA Medical SRG 1105H PPL (H) Application form - if you have completed any previous ground exams they should have been entered already on this form. ... [-]

Proficiency Checks Course - Helicopter

Balearic Helicopters
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Spain Palma

As of the 17th September 2012 EASA came into force, and there have been some changes to the requirements regarding the Proficiency Checks for helicopter pilots. If you want to come out to Mallorca to revalidate your license please let me know and we can make the necessary arrangements and go through the new requirements. [+]

EACH YEAR YOU NEED TO COMPLETE A PROFICIENCY CHECK TO STAY CURRENT AND VALID TO FLY - WHY NOT DO IT IN SUNNY MALLORCA?

As of the 17th September 2012 EASA came into force, and there have been some changes to the requirements regarding the Proficiency Checks for helicopter pilots. If you want to come out to Mallorca to revalidate your license please let me know and we can make the necessary arrangements and go through the new requirements.

Please note: As of 8th April 2015 National (CAA) Licenses are no longer valid to fly!

EASA Changes

Verbal Exam - There is now a specific section in the PC for a Verbal Test with the Examiner, so brush up on your P.O.H.!

Date of Expiry - EASA now mandates that, upon passing a PC flight, the rating is now issued with an expiry date as of the end of the calendar month the rating was due to expire.... [-]


Commercial Pilot License – Integrated Course - Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Italy Caiolo

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The integrated course permits the student to enter directly in the professional world of helicopters, without any aviation pre-requisite. [+]

Privileges

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The integrated course permits the student to enter directly in the professional world of helicopters, without any aviation pre-requisite.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceedings pending.

To apply for a CPL course you must show basic knowledge of mathematics and physics and a good awareness of thEnglishsh language which will be tested through an entry exam before enrolment.

Even though the medical examination (1^ class certification) is not required by law in order to start the course we highly recommend you to perform it. You may contact for free the planning office of our Academy to book the medical, which must be taken in an Aeromedical Center (see the General Information page). You have to be at least 18 years old to perform the final skill test.... [-]


Multi-engine Helicopters Type Ratings

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Caiolo

These ratings allow you to fly with multi-engine turbine helicopters. The course must be repeated also for those who need to renewal type rating which has expired by more than 3 years. [+]

Privileges

These ratings allow you to fly with multi-engine turbine helicopters. The course must also be repeated for those who need to renewal type rating which has expired by more than 3 years.

Pre-requisites

This course can be attended by private and commercial pilots who have at least 70 flight hours as pilot in command or student pilot who is attending the full ATPL course. For the IFR extension of the rating, it is necessary either to have completed the first part of the IR course or already hold an IR certificate on another helicopter.

Theoretical Course

The theoretical course is organized by the Academy.

Practical Course

The planning office organizes the appointments with the instructors for booking the flight hours on request.... [-]


Flight Instructor Courses - Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Caiolo

The Flight Instructor Course will lead you to a Qualification Which Entitles to train students for the ppl and for type rating on aircraft single engine. [+]

Privileges

The Flight Instructor Course will lead you to a Qualification which entitles to train students for the Ppl and for Type Rating on Aircraft Single Engine. The Flight Instructor can train Cpl Student Pilots after having flown 200 training hours and can also instruct trainee instructors after they have flown 500 training hours.

Instrumental Rating Instructor can train for the Ifr Part of Modular Courses, Integrated Courses and for Extension on a Multi-Engine Helicopter if he/she holds the tri requisites.

Type Rating Instructor can train for Type Rating Courses on Me Helicopters.

Pre-requisites

For Flight Instructors Candidates: Cpl holders must have 250 helicopter flight hours, of which 100 hours as Pic; Ppl holders must have 200 helicopter flight hours as pic and also must have passed the Cpl or Atpl Theory Exam.... [-]


Commercial Pilot License - Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Caiolo

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. [+]

Privileges

With the Commercial Pilot License for helicopter, you’ll be able to carry out aerial work, public passenger transport, training flights and rescue operations as a professional pilot. The modular course (step by step) allows you to get the professional license approaching from the private license. Every step can be planned in different periods, in the way to build your own course.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceedings pending.

To apply for a CPL course, you must show basic knowledge of mathematics and physics and a good awareness of the English language which will be tested through an entry exam before enrolment, PPL License and 150 hours of flight minimum.... [-]


Private Pilot License – Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time 4 months October 2018 Italy Caiolo

With the Private Pilot License you’ll be able to pilot helicopters for tourism. [+]

Privileges

With the Private Pilot License you’ll be able to pilot helicopters for tourism.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceeding pending.

Even though the medical examination (2^ class certification) is not required by law in order to start the course, we highly recommend our students to perform it: the validity is five years for pilots under 40 and two years for pilots over 40. You may contact for free the planning office to book the medical, which must be taken in an Aeromedical Center (see the General Information page).

It is necessary to be 16 years old for the first solo flight and 17 for the final skill test.... [-]


Instrumental Rating Course on Multi-engines Helicopter

Eurotech Flight School
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Caiolo

With this course, you will be able to fly according to the regulations of instrumental flight on certified helicopters. [+]

Privileges

With this course, you will be able to fly according to the regulations of instrumental flight on certified helicopters.

Pre-requisites

This rating can be attended by a private pilot who holds night rating with at least 50 hours of cross-country or a pilot who is training for a CPL modular course, an integrated ATPL course or a pilot who already holds a CPL license.

Theoretical Course

The theoretical course is the same as the ATPL course for specific subjects, with a dispensation for some lesson hours. It is advisable, however, for pilots with a PPL license or those who have attended a CPL or APTL course for more than 5 years, to repeat all the ATPL theory lessons in order to be better prepared (at no further cost).... [-]


Air Transport Pilot ATPL(H) Distance Learning Course

Coptering
Online & Campus Combined Part time 9 - 24 months September 2019 Spain Sabadell

The course is aimed at those with previous flying experience who want to obtain the maximum licensed professional level that exists today. [+]

Course Description

It is aimed at those with previous flying experience who want to obtain the maximum licensed professional level that exists today. The course they can take people who have private pilot license PPL(H) or commercial pilot license CPL(H).

Prerequisites Minimum 17 years old. Recognition doctor Class 1. To be in possession of a PPL (H) or CPL (H) license in force. Course duration From 9 to 24 months depending on the student’s availability.

Theoretical phase – Distance Learning

For pilots who have the license PPL(H): 550 hours of theoretical. For licensed pilots CPL(H): 300 hours of theory.

In the following subjects:

Air law General knowledge of aircraft structures and systems General knowledge of aircraft instruments Weight and Balance Flight Planning and Supervision Performance Helicoptero Human Performance and Limitations Meteorology Navigation Radionavigation Operating procedures Principles of Flight Communications ... [-]