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:
- 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
- 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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