Private Pilot Licence (H)

The aim of the PPL(H) course is to train the student pilot to act without remuneration as Pilot in Command or co-pilot of helicopters engaged in non-commercial operations under the Visual Flight Rules. Unlike the LAPL(H) course you can carry more than four persons and fly larger helicopters, upon completion of additional training.

  • The PPL(H) course comprises 45 hours of flight instruction including at least 35 hours of dual flight instruction and 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including 5 hours of solo cross country flight time.
  • Within the 5 hours solo cross-country flight time you will complete cross-country flight of at least 185 km (100 NM), during which two full stop landings at two aerodrome different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.
  • Complete nine multiple choice theoretical knowledge examinations. The theoretical knowledge syllabus is covered through a combination of distance learning, formal classroom work and revision tutorials.

There are no pre-entry requirements for the PPL(H) course, however you will need to meet the following requirements at various stages of your training:

  • Must be able to hold a medical issued in accordance with Part-MED before first solo, to at least Class II standard.
  • Minimum age for first solo is 16 years
  • Minimum age for licence issue is 17 years
  • Demonstrate evidence of English proficiency to at least ICAO Level 4
Private Pilot Licence (H)

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Price List


Robinson R22 – Dual Training

Per Hour: £265 + VAT

Per Hour: 10 Hour Block – £255+ VAT

Robinson R44 – Dual Training

Per Hour: £400 + VAT

Per Hour 10 Hour Block: £390 + VAT

All Landing Fees at Leeds Heliport are included.