Helicopter Training

Helicopter Training

Helicopter Training

European Air Services provides comprehensive scale of various fixed and rotary wing pilot training courses. Besides standardized EASA based PPL and Type Rating Courses we do also provide customized trainings aimed to civil and military Advanced and Tactical Helicopter Operations courses.

  • Pilot training
  • Advanced pilot training
  • Maintenance training

Military Training

European Air Services provides training especially designed for military and police pilots. The course includes:

  • Formation flying
  • Combat Maneuvers
  • Reconnaissance and Tactical Flights
  • Dynamic and Static Celling
  • Flying in the Mountains

PPL(H) Course – Private Pilot License

Private Pilot License is the gateway to a new world, a world of challenges and opportunities to start a successful new career in the world of aviation.

Course & Training Structure

  • Theory – 100 hours
  • Briefing – 30 hours
  • Flight Training – 45 hours

Requirements:

Age: 16 years for independent flight

Education: Completed second level in primary school (High School)

Health: Students must hold a valid certificate of medical fitness Class-I according to Part-MED with the medical exam completed before the first solo flight.

Theoretical Training:

100 hours of theory in the following areas:

  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Operational Procedures
  • General Aircraft Knowledge
  • Navigation
  • Flight Basics
  • Flight Planning and Execution
  • Radio Operation
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Practical Training Syllabus includes:
  • Pre-flight activities involving mass and balance determination, helicopter inspection and servicing;
  • Airport operations and air traffic management, measures and procedures to prevent collisions;
  • Control of helicopter by external visual reference;
  • Take-offs, landings, hovering, turns and normal transitions to hover;
  • Emergency procedures, basic auto-rotation, simulated engine failure, ground effect (ground resonance) if relevant to type;
  • Sideways and backwards flight, on-the-spot turns;
  • Recognition and recovery incipient vortex ring;
  • Auto-rotation, practice forced landings, simulated equipment malfunctions and emergency procedures relating to malfunctions of engine(s), controls, electrical and hydraulic circuits;
  • Sharp turns;
  • Transitions, quick stops, out-of-wind maneuvering, slope takeoffs and landings;
  • Limited power and space, including a selection of flights to and from unprepared sites;
  • Flying with basic flight instruments, including completion of a level 180 ° turn and recovery from unusual altitudes to simulate inadvertent entry into clouds (this training may be conducted by a flight instructor (FI (H));
  • Cross-country flying using visual reference, dead reckoning and, where available, radio navigation aids;
  • Arrivals, departures and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic control procedures, communication procedures and phraseology

CPL(H) Course – Commercial Pilot License

Minimal Requirements:

Age: 17 years

Education: Completed second level in primary school (High School)

Health: Students must hold a valid certificate of medical fitness Class-I according to Part-MED

Entry Requirements:

  • The student must hold a valid general radio-telephone operator certificate,
  • 155 hours of flight time as a helicopter pilot, including 50 hours as PIC, of which 10 hours must be cross-country flying, or
  • 105 hours of flight time as a helicopter pilot, if the holder of a CPL(A), including 50 hours as PIC, of which 10 hours must be cross-country flying, or
  • 135 hours of flight time as a helicopter pilot, if holder of a PPL(A), including 50 hours as PIC, of which 10 hours must be cross-country flying.

Theoretical Training:

  • 185 hours, active self-study required
  • Classroom training CPL(H) / ATPL(H) in an approved ATO
  • Student must submit a certificate of completion of theoretical CPL (H) / ATPL (H) before beginning the course

Practical Training Syllabus Includes:

  • Pre-flight activities involving mass and balance determination, helicopter inspection and servicing;
  • Airport operations and air traffic management, measures and procedures to prevent collisions;
  • Control of helicopter by external visual reference;
  • Take-offs, landings, hovering, turns and normal transitions to hover;
  • Emergency procedures, basic auto-rotation, simulated engine failure, ground effect (ground resonance) if relevant to type;
  • Sideways and backwards flight, on-the-spot turns;
  • Recognition and recovery incipient vortex ring;
  • Auto-rotation touchdown with simulated engine-off, practice forced landings, simulated equipment malfunctions and emergency procedures relating to malfunctions of engine(s), controls, electrical and hydraulic circuits;
  • Sharp turns;
  • Transitions, quick stops, out-of-wind maneuvering, slope takeoffs and landings;
  • Limited power and limited space, including a selection of flights to and from unprepared sites;
  • Flying with basic flight instruments, including completion of a level 180 ° turn and recovery from unusual altitudes to simulate inadvertent entry into clouds (this training may be conducted by a flight instructor (FI (H));
  • Cross-country flying using visual reference, dead reckoning and, where available, radio navigation aids;
  • Arrivals, departures and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic control procedures, communication procedures and phraseology
  • Night Flying

Course & Training Structure 

  • Classroom Hours – 100 hours + distance study
  • Briefing – 34 hours
  • Practical Training – 35 hours

Type Rating Course

Requirements: PPL(H)

Health requirements: Students must hold a valid medical certificate Class-II according to Part-MED

Type rating can be offered for following helicopters: R22, R44, R66, Bell 206, AW 119, MD500,UH-60, AS-355, S-269C

Practical training syllabus includes:

  • Pre-flight activities involving mass and balance determination, helicopter inspection and servicing;
  • Airport operations and air traffic management, measures and procedures to prevent collisions;
  • Control of helicopter by external visual reference;
  • Take-offs, landings, hovering, turns and normal transitions to hover;
  • Emergency procedures, basic auto-rotation, simulated engine failure, ground effect (ground resonance) if relevant to type;
  • Sideways and backwards flight, on-the-spot turns;
  • Recognition and recovery incipient vortex ring;
  • Auto-rotation touchdown with simulated engine-off, practice forced landings, simulated equipment malfunctions and emergency procedures relating to malfunctions of engine(s), controls, electrical and hydraulic circuits;
  • Sharp turns;
  • Transitions, quick stops, out-of-wind maneuvering, slope takeoffs and landings;
  • Limited power and space, including a selection of flights to and from unprepared sites;
  • Flying with basic flight instruments, including completion of a level 180 ° turn and recovery from unusual attitudes to simulate inadvertent entry into clouds (this training have to be conducted by a flight instructor (FI (H));
  • Cross-country flying using visual reference, dead reckoning and, where available, radio navigation aids;
  • Arrivals, departures and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic control procedures, communication procedures and phraseology

Course & Training Structure

Classroom Hours – 8 hours

Practical Training – 6 hours

Package Deals Available

We provide turn-key packages customized to each client. Please call or email us for an individual offer.

Night Flying

Minimal Requirements:

Qualification requirements: PPL (H); at least 100FH including at least 60FH as a PIC.

Health: Students must hold a valid certificate of medical fitness Class-I according to Part-MED

With this qualification, you can jump into your helicoper anytime and fly in VFR conditions.

  • 5 hours of academics
  • 8 hours of briefing
  • 15FH

NVG training  

The course is designed to introduce NVG – Night Vision Goggles to helicopter pilots and teach them to handle flying an aircraft using NVG as
a primary source of reference.

  • NVG Technical
  • NVG flight
  • NVG Maintenance and Care

SARS Training

The training model combines proven practices of Military and Civilian Search and Rescue along with the most innovative and progressive techniques and equipment in the industry today. From Urban Operations to Fast Water Rescue, to Maritime and Wilderness SAR, we focus on quick response, mission safety, and unique solutions to save live and get the mission done.

HEMS Training 

A 40-hour Helicopter Crewman First Responder training course that covers basic, non-invasive medical and trauma interventions, patient packaging, and critical “ first-on-scene” management skills geared for the Helicopter Rescue Crew- man.

  • Cabin Set-Up and Configuration
  • Patient Management
  • Patient Loading and Unloading
  • Crew Resource Management

Other Training

Besides standard courses, we provide other courses for pilots and crew:

  • IR (H) qualification
  • FI (H) qualification
  • special tactical training for pilots and crew with possibility of live shooting
  • training of operating and maintenance of Electro-optical systems

Do not hesitate to contact us for details.

Military Training

Courses Overview

*Training courses are tailored to the individual needs of our customers.

This course is designed to introduce tactical and combat skills to helicopter pilot students.

Course Syllabus:
Flight Hours: 85 (Minimum)
Duration: 4-6 Months

Minimal Requirements:

  • Class I Medical Certificate
  • CPL(H) or equivalent course with a minimum of 200 helicopter flight hours
  • Type rating for R44/MD500/MD530F

Flight in Formation (Dual)

Pilots will learn how to fly as both formation leader and as wingman for the purpose of group flyovers and deploying mass paratroopers.

The course is divided into two parts: flying in formation at a regular height (500 ft) and over terrain (60 ft) as a leader pilot as well as a wingman pilot.

Recommended extent of course:

  • 2x helicopters R44
  • 20 hours of briefings
  • 20 hours in formation (10 hours as leader)

Combat Maneuvers

Pilots will master maneuvering for a helicopter type within an envelope defined by the manufacturer. Pilots will train in combat type maneuvers including: sharp turns, fast turns, sharp pitch, sharp pitch with turn on descent, military turns, etc.

Recommended extent of course:

  • 10 hours in helicopter
  • 10 hours of briefings
  • MD 500

Combat Maneuvers in Group Formation

Pilots will practice combat type maneuvers in a group to prepare for tactical flying.

Recommended extent of course:

  • 5 hours in helicopter
  • 5 hours of briefings
  • MD500

Phase Reconnaissance and Tactical Flights

Pilots will train in cooperative tactical flying and in providing cover to a second helicopter in the group. Additionally, pilots will train to cover aerial troop assault.

  • Cooperation between helicopters and reciprocal protection
  • Tactical flights away from light weapons
  • Tactical landings and takeoffs with mutual support
  • Withdrawal landing and its protection

Recommended extent of course:

  • 40 hours on helicopter:
    • 20 hours on R44
    • 20 hours on MD500

Flight to Dynamic and Static Ceiling

Pilots will master the technique of high altitude flying.

Recommended extent of course:

  • 5 hours on MD500

Mountain Training

Course is especially designed for flying in high altitude in Slovakia Mountains. The programs are designed to teach knowledge and skills needed for flying in the mountains. Students learn how to fly in environmentally complicated conditions. (30 hours theory and 25 flying hours)

  • Flight Philosophy
  • Navigation
  • Aircraft performance
  • Power management
  • Snow conditions
  • Wind conditions
  • Mountain flying techniques