Content and Requirements
The duration of the course must lie between 9 and 24 months. Our experience shows that most students successfully complete the professional helicopter pilot training in approximately 12 to 18 months.
At least 135 hours of practical training is required in which all aeronautical procedures are specially schooled and trained to meet professional standards. 85 flight hours are flown accompanied by your flight instructor and 50 hours are flown solo. It goes without saying that performance checks are carried out regularly during the solo phase.
The night qualification is integrated into the training.
The practical exam usually starts at your training location and is administered by an expert of the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (German Federal Aviation Office).
Theoretical Training in the subjects:
- Air Law
- General Navigation
- Radio Navigation
- Flight Performance
- Flight Planning
- Operational Procedures
- Human Performance and Limitations
The theoretical exam is held at the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (German Federal Aviation Office) in Braunschweig.
- Minimum age 17 years at the start of training (with written consent from parent or legal guardian)
- Minimum age 18 upon acquisition of licence
- Proof of identity: a copy of your identification card (ID) or passport
- Aviation medical certificate class 1
- 3 passport photos
- Declaration concerning pending criminal proceedings
- Current excerpt from the Central Register of Traffic Offenders
- Proof of first aid certification (not older than 1 year)
- Certification of a valid ZÜP - background check pursuant to §7 LuftSiG (Aviation Security Act)
- Proof of knowledge in mathematics, physics and English (will be conducted at the flight school prior to commencement of training)