Pilot Licences

Airwork Helicopters specialises in providing both Private and Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licences.

Private Helicopter Pilot Licence

A Private Helicopter Pilot Licence or PPL(H) is suited to people who wish to fly for pleasure or their own business purposes. It will allow you to fly an Australian registered helicopter (subject to endorsements and ratings) anywhere you like.

You will learn how to fly safely in controlled airspace, as well as away from cities and towns.

The course teaches you how to handle emergencies and how to navigate.

The requirements for a Private Helicopter Pilot Licence are:

  • A minimum 50 hours flight experience in accordance with our CASA approved flight training syllabus.
  • Pass a Class 2 aviation medical examination.
  • Demonstrate adequate aeronautical knowledge by passing the Private Pilot Licence
    – Helicopter theory exam
  • Pass a practical flight test.

For more information, please phone or email us and we will send you a copy of our brochure.

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence

A Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence or CPL(H) is suited to those who wish to fly helicopters as a career or who would just like a higher level of skill and knowledge than offered by the PPL(H).  It allows you to fly for financial reward and to earn your living as helicopter pilot.

There is more of an emphasis on low-level flying, how to handle emergencies and a higher level of flying skill.

The requirements for a Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence are:

  • A minimum of 125 hours flight experience in accordance with our CASA approved flight training syllabus.
  • Pass a Class 1 aviation medical examination.
  • Demonstrate adequate aeronautical knowledge by passing 7 helicopter specific theory exams.
  • Pass a practical flight test.

For more information, please phone or email us and we will send you a copy of our brochure.