become a dedicated professional pilot following your own schedule
Our modular helicopter pilot education scheme is the classic and proven way to become a skilled pilot. The first part, Private Pilot License Helicopter (PPL-H), will take around 50 flight hours and 9 subjects of theory. Usually, the course can be done in 6-12 months. The holder of a PPL-H is entitled to act as pilot in command of a helicopter, but not for commercial purposes. This means that you can fly alone or with friends and family all over Europe. However, to be able to make helicopter flight your profession, you will need to take the Commercial Pilot License Helicopter (CPL-H) Course. By international law, a trainee pilot can only start this course when he or she has reached a total of 150 flying hours. This leaves around 100 hours of 'hour building' between the PPL-H and CPL-H courses.
Our experience has shown that this hour building period is a vital phase in a pilot's development. This time should be used to gain valuable skills for your future career. Thanks to our international profile, we can offer our trainee pilots attractive hour building packages with our unique 'coaching instructor' concept. You will fly most hours alone or with friends. However, your private coach will guide you through these hours, offering valuable courses and coaching for long international flights between our bases. Your skill level and your CV will stand out from the rest after 100 hours of versatile and valuable experience, including training certificates for confined area landings and mountain training!
The last 35 hours will be high- end quality training from our bases in the Netherlands or in Switzerland. Five hours of night flying are included, we will transform you into a dedicated, safe and highly professional pilot!