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Requirements for obtaining a helicopter private pilot's license (PPL) include practical flying experience and passing examinations. Student pilots require:

The applicant for a student pilot's licence must:

  • Be 17 years or older.
  • Submit (to the Civil Aviation Authority) an application signed by a Grade I or II Instructor certifying that the applicant is familiar with the type of aircraft being trained on and that he has an adequate knowledge of radio telephony procedures.
  • Pass a written examination of NOTAM's and AIC's currently in force and applicable to the operation of aircraft by private pilots.
  • Submit a valid medical report.
  • Submit two recent passport photographs.

The applicant for a private pilot's licence must:

  • Be not less than 17 years of age.
  • Be the holder of a flight Radio Telephony license.
  • Pass examinations in the following subjects:
    • Principles of Flight
    • Air Navigation
    • Meteorology
    • Navigation
    • Helicopter Technical and General
    • Helicopter Type Technical
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours flight time of which not less than 15 hours shall be solo. This must include at lest 3 hours solo cross-country flying.
  • Pass a practical flight test.

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