Tips before learning to fly a helicopter
Congratulations on your decision to learn how to fly a helicopter! This article provides tips to help you prepare for your helicopter training and career as a pilot.
Before you begin your training, it’s important to understand the level of commitment involved. Some pilots come to us with previous training, while others begin straight from education. You can choose the path that suits you best.
A helicopter pilot career is exciting and offers a range of opportunities. If you enjoy being in the sky and want a career that’s never the same each day, then flying helicopters is a great option.
One of the first things to consider is which license you plan to obtain. As a beginner, you can obtain a Private Pilot license (PPL), which takes 6-12 months to complete. After obtaining a PPL, you can work towards a commercial pilot license (CPL), which takes around 16 months to complete. All licenses require a specific number of training hours.
Choosing the right helicopter training school is crucial. Ensure that the school has the necessary accreditations for the course you plan to undertake. Conduct in-depth research into their offerings to ensure they can benefit you.
It’s recommended to have an introductory flight experience to meet a flight instructor and gain insight into the training school. During an introductory flight, you’ll learn basic controls and gain knowledge on how to fly helicopters safely.
Ask your instructor plenty of questions to plan your career goals.
Becoming a helicopter pilot requires time and commitment, so it’s important to plan ahead. Enjoy the flight experience and remember that our experienced helicopter pilots are here to provide support and advice throughout the entire process.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our training program.