Learn to fly a helicopter? Become a helicopter pilot? Our helicopter pilot training program is ready for you.

You want to fly with passengers in any type of helicopter, but only privately or for your own use (unpaid)?

The PPL(H) license is meant for pilots who have no commercial intentions with their helicopter license, but want to fly with friends, family, customers, ...

Obtaining a PPL(H) license is also the first step in further training toward CPL(H).

Conditions PPL(H) training

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Passed a medical examination Class 2
  • No prior knowledge required, for each level of study

Theory PPL(H) training helicopter

Customized for you: you take theory in evening school, privately or through our distance learning (self-study combined with class sessions).  

After the theory classes, you will take a written exam at FPS Mobility in Brussels (on computer).

You can take the theory course before, during or after the practical lessons (flight hours). We recommend combining theory and practical lessons. That way you will understand the theory faster and be able to put it into practice.


We have several dates where new students can enter:

Practical training PPL(H) helicopter

We fly the practical training for the PPL(H) helicopter in the Robinson R22, Robinson R44 or the Airbus EC120B. To obtain the PPL(H) license, a student pilot must fly at least 45 flight hours of training. In practice, we see that an average of about 60 flight hours is more realistic to pass the practical exam smoothly.

Becoming a helicopter pilot is done at your own pace. The turnaround time from start to licensure is one year on average, but can be faster. It depends on your own abilities and time commitment.

Who are we as a helicopter school?

Since 2009, more than 150 pilots were trained in our accredited ATO / DTO training organization. Every year we organize a theory PPL(H) course for obtaining a helicopter pilot's license.

We invested in professional streaming equipment during the Corona pandemic and continue to believe in the combination of physical lessons, video lessons and private instruction.

helicopterflights.be has classrooms and offices in Lint (near Antwerp) and operates Knokke Heliport - where we also have a base for practical & private lessons theory.

Theory lessons Lint (Antwerp)

Theory lessons Knokke

Practice PPL(H) training

You will fly a minimum of 45 flying hours with an instructor (or solo under supervision). The practical lessons are scheduled according to your schedule and possibilities: also in weekends and on Sundays and holidays.

As soon as you are ready, you will take the practical exam with an examiner from DGLV.

Helicopter instructor PPL training

Infobrochure PPL(H) training

All information & rates about the helicopter pilot training can be found in our digital brochure.

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