PPL(H) – private pilot (helicopter)

In accordance with EASA standards: PART-FCL

The Private Helicopter Pilot License PPL(H) authorizes the pilot to conduct private, recreational, or sport flights in a helicopter for which they have a type rating, during the day and with ground visibility. The license holder is entitled to carry out flights only for private purposes; they can have passengers on board but cannot fly for remuneration. The Private Helicopter Pilot License is the basic license for all those interested in pilot training who want to become professional pilots.



The Private Helicopter Pilot License PPL(H) is the basic license for starting a career as a professional helicopter pilot. Although it is a basic step in a professional aviation career, the license authorizes the holder to fly only for private purposes, meaning it is not possible to fly for remuneration. However, with the Private Pilot License, gaining flight experience and appropriate theory knowledge, you can become an instructor at a flight school for training private helicopter pilots.


Flight Training:

Number of flight training hours: 45 hours

  • of which with an instructor: 25 hours*
  • of which solo flights: 10 hours*
  • of which solo navigation flights: 5 hours*
  • including 1 flight of at least 185 km (100 NM), during which the pilot makes 2 landings at different airports than the departure airport

*minimum number of hours

Training Helicopter: Guimbal Cabri G2

Theory Training:

The PPL(H) theory course is in the scope and follows the syllabus of the PPL(H) Theoretical training course – private pilot (helicopter). The course is individualized. According to the student’s requirements, the entire course can be conducted: remotely (online) or in-person combined with self-study.

Consultation with the instructor: 20 hours (in-person or online)

Self-study using CBT (computer-based training) through our school’s eLearning.

Our school’s eLEARNING also includes exam questions for preparation for the Civil Aviation Authority exams. In-person theory instruction is integrated with flight training.

Study materials and textbooks are part of the eLearning and are included in the course price.


The price you will have to pay to learn to fly and obtain a pilot’s license varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The price should not be the main factor in deciding where to get your pilot’s license. When it comes to flight training, cheap is rarely good.

Basic factors affecting the cost of training:

  • Your goals in aviation
  • Type of aircraft for training with regard to goals
  • How much time can I devote to training


Your goals in flying have a significant impact on how your overall flight training will be conducted. If you want to fly only recreationally, training in an aircraft with lighter avionics will be significantly cheaper than compared to a businessman or future professional pilot.

The price of pilot training for individual pilot licenses is set in connection with the number of flight hours in the curriculum, the time of ground preparations, and theoretical instruction in the classroom. Further, it is necessary to count additional expenses for landing and other airport fees and fees for exams at authorities and payments for obtaining necessary permits for training.

In our flight school, you receive the following for your training FREE of charge:


Distance theory courses with online teaching and video conferences

Study materials included in the course price

Theory courses start 6 times a year

Possibility to customize your studies individually

Flight school near Prague

High success rate of our students in exams

Thanks to the Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC APS Simulator, our school has secured a leading position not only in the Czech Republic but also in Central Europe. The Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC simulator meets EASA requirements for Airline Pilot Standard (APS) pilot training.

The BSA aircraft fleet consists of CESSNA aircraft equipped with modern avionics used in commercial aircraft. All aircraft are carefully and regularly serviced.

Blue Sky Aviation is a certified company in the international network of CESSNA PILOT CENTER flight schools operated by the aircraft manufacturer Cessna, an American company Textron Aviation.

Pilot training from zero to professional commercial aircraft pilot according to European EASA standards. The obtained licenses and qualifications are valid in all countries of the European Union.

Don’t have enough personal funds for training? We will help you secure financing for your pilot training.

We go above and beyond to accommodate your needs and requirements, both in training and when renting aircraft. Our flight and theoretical courses are conducted in the form of individual lessons, exclusively between an instructor and a student.

Learning materials for the theory course and sample questions for exam preparation are available to you 24/7 online and offline on our unique e-Learning portal. The theory teaching materials are FREE OF CHARGE.

You can reserve the aircraft for your flights yourself in our online reservation system.

We offer our own accommodation for students of our flight school directly at our airport Kladno or next to the airport Vaclav Havel in Prague – 20 min from us.