Private Helicopter Pilot Licence Courses (PPL)
Our experts are equipped to teach you all you need to know for private helicopter pilot licence courses. At PHS , we provide both Theory and Flight Training from our bases at Moorabbin Airport and the Gold Coast. Our qualified team at Professional Helicopter Services will demonstrate and practise every training exercise with you. Also, we will ensure that you fully comprehend what you are being asked to do and the purpose of these instructions. Here at PHS, we have a proven track record in training pilots for over 37 years. aA large portion of Australia’s senior pilots learnt to fly by undertaking private helicopter licence courses at PHS. When looking for a school, ask where the Chief Pilot or owner learnt to fly and you won’t have to look far to find a connection to PHS!
You can browse Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence courses here.
Our basic flight training begins initially with learning the effects of control movements, focussing on how you sit, your grip on the controls, how the controls function and the purpose of each control. Our private helicopter pilot licence courses then will enable you to progress through the sequences of learning how to fly the helicopter, progressing to hovering, circuits, emergencies and navigation getting you to the required standard of a Private Helicopter Pilot.
This training is normally conducted on either a Schweizer 300CBi or a Robinson 22 or a combination of the 2 types.
In Australia, the minimum required hours to obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) is 105 and a pass in seven theory exams.
PRIVATE STUDENTS RATES – Private Helicopter Pilot Licence Courses
- $588.50/Hr – Including GST (Pay as you fly)
- $572/Hr – Including GST (Paid in 10 hr blocks)
Our Melbourne training school has the capacity to offer both full-time and part-time theory classes, as our instructors work full-time. These classes contribute towards completion of our private helicopter pilot licence course.
Full-time theory classes are held Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Part Time theory classes are held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
There are seven subjects covered in the theory exam; these subjects are:
- Aircraft General Knowledge (Helicopter Engines, Systems and Instruments)
- Helicopter Aerodynamics
- Helicopter Performance, Operations and Planning
- Air Law & Flight Rules
- Human Performance and Limitations
- Full Course Paid in Advance (incl. Online Course) – $5,150
(Saves $850.00 against the per subject cost)
- Pay as You Go – $750 per subject
- OnlineAviationTheory.com only – $825.00