To help you get a feel for the studying you will need to undertake in order to gain your PPL(H), below is a brief synopsis of each subject.

You will also be required to take a practical radiotelephony examination to demonstrate your ability to use the radio.

All the necessary equipment and reference material is available at our Flight School, and can be purchased either as you go along or as a ‘starter pack’ when you first start the course.

Whilst for some the thought of sitting down with books again and studying is not an attractive proposition, this shouldn’t deter the “would-be pilot” all the exams are directly relevant to aviation and your instructor will be on-hand to help and guide you through the whole process.

AVIATION LAW

The law exam must be passed prior to going solo, and covers the rules of the air and legal requirements for flying in the UK.

AIRCRAFT GENERAL

An understanding of how and why a helicopter flies and the mechanics of the aircraft.

FLIGHT PERFORMANCE AND PLANNING

Covers the basic knowledge and principles of air navigation and weather, and pre-flight planning.

HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS

This subject covers you as the pilot, knowledge of your limitations and restrictions.

RADIOTELEPHONY

Communication with Air Traffic Control and use of other services available.

METEOROLOGY

You learn about weather systems and features, and how they can affect your flying.

NAVIGATION

How to find your way around, and develop a knowledge of airspace and its restrictions.