A Private Helicopter Pilot License (PPL) allows you to fly a helicopter
and carry passengers and baggage, although not for compensation or
hire. Operating expenses may be shared with other passengers. The
PPL is designed for those who wish to fly for
pleasure rather than for a career. The minimum requirements for
obtaining a PPL are:
exams and radio licenses* are done at HENLEY AIR, Rand Airport.
Familiarisation with the helicopter and basic aerodynamics.
Preparation before and after flight.
Effects of controls.
Attitude and power changes.
Straight and level flight, climbing and descending.
Lift off and touchdown.
Hover and taxi.
Solo and consolidation.
Quickstops and tight circuits.
Limited power operations.
Out of wind operations.
Autorotation and touchdown.
Sloping ground landings.
Cross country and navigation.
High altitude flying.
Introduction to mountain flying.