You have the choice between two aircraft types here at Phoenix, the two-seater Robinson R22 and its four-seater bigger brother the Robinson R44. The Robinson R22 and R44 are some of the most popular training aircraft in the world due to their reliability, simplicity and low operating costs.
During your course your lessons will vary in duration depending on the exercises you are covering. Typically lessons are booked in two to three-hour slots giving enough time for a pre-flight brief and post-flight brief either side of your flying lesson. Your course can be completely flexible to fit around your busy schedule or intensive for those looking to complete the training full time.
Booking lessons at Phoenix is designed to be as convenient as possible with the option to book online using our online booking diary or over the phone through one of our members of staff.
The nine theoretical exams that must be completed as part of the PPL (H) course sound intimidating but are all very start forward and relevant to your practical flying. Previously this part of the course was solely down to the student getting their head in the book and studying at home. However, at Phoenix we understand that many individuals simply don’t learn effectively in this traditional text book manner. We recommend all our students have ground school lessons from our dedicated ground school instructor to really cement some of the important theoretical aspect of flying. Click the link for more information on our ground school courses.
• A minimum of 45 hours flight training or which 10 hours will be completed as supervised solo.
• You must obtain either a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate issued by an authorised medical examiner.
• Obtain a Radiotelephony/ RT Licence which is an oral exam testing your knowledge of aviation radio communications.
• Pass nine theoretical/ ground exams which are all multiple choice with a pass mark of 75%.
• Complete a Solo Cross Country flight which involves landing at a total of three aerodromes.
• Pass the final PPL Skills test which involves candidates demonstrating their piloting skills to an examiner.
You must be at least 16 years old to fly solo and be at least 17 years old to hold a PPL (H) licence. As of yet, there is no maximum age for acquiring the PPL licence.
You must have a valid medical certificate before you conduct your first solo flight which is usually 20 to 30 hours into your training. There are two classes of medical in aviation, Class 1 and Class 2 medicals. Class 1 medicals allow you to fly both professionally and for private use whilst the Class 2 medical only allows you to fly privately. For most students a Class 2 medical is perfectly sufficient however for anyone looking to fly professionally we recommend you obtain a Class 1 medical to insure you are physically fit to fly professionally before you get too far into your training. Click the link to view your local aviation medical facility.
HELICOPTER TRAINING SPAIN
PRIVATE PILOT'S LICENCE
The Helicopter Private Pilot’s Licence, or PPL (H), entitles an individual to fly a helicopter for their personal use. This can be purely for fun or for a practical solution to get you from A to B. Many PPL students go on to hire helicopters from us when they fly purely for fun, some go onto purchasing their own aircraft or advance through their training to a commercial piloting level. The European licence will allow you to hire and fly helicopters all over the continent.