Modular CPL(H) programme pathway

Are you dreaming about the facinating helicopter pilot‘s career? In order to master a helicopter professionally you will need a propper training for a commercial pilot licence. The CPL(H) training course is designed for those who are willing to divide their studies into modules and acquire licences as they go. A Private Pilot Licence (PPL(H)) comes first and then you proceed with additional modules needed for a commercial pilot licence. Once you have finished with the training and passed all the exams you are ready to apply for a job!

In order to start a modular CPL(H) training course you have to pass an assessment consisting of Profile XT (personality assessment), Compass (aptitude assessment), English test and Structural interview.

The training takes up to 24 months, the actual duration depends on your performance and ability to pass CAA exams on time. You will do 155 hours of 9 PPL(H) and 350 hours of 13 CPL(H) theory subjects under EASA standards within approximately 6 months. The practical part of the training on a single-engine helicopter consists of 190 hours in total: 185 hours of VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and 5 hours of VFRN (Night Visual Flight Rules) flights.

Modular CPL(H) programme pathway

Are you dreaming about the facinating helicopter pilot‘s career? In order to master a helicopter professionally you will need a propper training for a commercial pilot licence. The CPL(H) training course is designed for those who are willing to divide their studies into modules and acquire licences as they go. A Private Pilot Licence (PPL(H)) comes first and then you proceed with additional modules needed for a commercial pilot licence. Once you have finished with the training and passed all the exams you are ready to apply for a job!

In order to start a modular CPL(H) training course you have to pass an assessment consisting of Profile XT (personality assessment), Compass (aptitude assessment), English test and Structural interview.

The training takes up to 24 months, the actual duration depends on your performance and ability to pass CAA exams on time. You will do 155 hours of 9 PPL(H) and 350 hours of 13 CPL(H) theory subjects under EASA standards within approximately 6 months. The practical part of the training on a single-engine helicopter consists of 190 hours in total: 185 hours of VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and 5 hours of VFRN (Night Visual Flight Rules) flights.

Minimum entry requirements

Age

Over 18 years old

Education

Secondary or higher

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and English is of key importance. During the assessment, the school and exam grades of these disciplines are evaluated additionally. A special skill assessment can be organised by the academy for those having low or no grades from their secondary school

Personal competence and aptitude

All candidates must go through special tests and interviews developed by the selection commission of the BAA Training for social competence and aptitude assessment

Minimum entry requirements

Age

Over 18 years old

Education

Secondary or higher

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and English is of key importance. During the assessment, the school and exam grades of these disciplines are evaluated additionally. A special skill assessment can be organised by the academy for those having low or no grades from their secondary school

Personal competence and aptitude

All candidates must go through special tests and interviews developed by the selection commission of the BAA Training for social competence and aptitude assessment

Course content

Course content

THEORETICAL TRAINING

Theoretical part of 505 hours consists of 9 subjects for a PPL(H) licence and 13 subjects for a CPL(H) licence to be completed in 6 months.

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
    • Airframe
    • Systems
    • Powerplant
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
    • Instrumentation
  • Mass and Balance
  • Performance
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • VFR Communications
FLIGHT TRAINING

Flight training consists of 190 hours on a single-engine helicopter.

  • 185 hrs – VFR on Cabri G-2
  • 5 hrs – VFRN on Cabri G-2

*Flight training sessions lasts from March till October.

 

You will be improving your practical skills on a single-engine two-seated Cabri G-2. Find out more about our fleet

CAA EXAMINATION

9 PPL exams:

  • Principles of Flight
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Meteorology
  • Air Law
  • Communication
  • Flight Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures

13 CPL exams:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
    • Airframe
    • Systems
    • Powerplant
  • Aircraft General Knowledge – Instrumentation
  • Mass and Balance
  • Performance
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • VFR Communications
INCLUDED

If you start from the beginning (PPL(H)) at BAA Training, you will be provided with all the material needed for your successful training.

  • CPL(H) CBT
  • BAA bag
  • NM-2 ruler
  • PP-1 protractor
  • HB-1 helicopter knee board
  • CRP-5
  • Theory books
  • Logbook
  • Tailor-made uniform
  • Polo shirts for flight season
WHERE WILL YOU TRAIN AND LIVE

The theoretical part of your training is conducted at the headquarters of the academy in Vilnius, Lithuania. Take a 360 tour.

Living in Vilnius can pose a unique experience for every student interested in discovering new culture and travelling around. You can find plenty of hangout spots there, such as wonderful historical places, cosy cafes, local markets, a variety of restaurants and nightclubs. Being in the heart of Europe it is pretty easy to travel around as you can easily reach even furthermost cities in a few hours, also, Vilnius has as easy access to nature within walking distance.

Therefore, „QS Best Student Cities 2018″ placed Vilnius among TOP 100 best cities in the world for international students. According to the ranking indicators, the capital of Lithuania has a fairly low cost of living compared to other European capitals.

The city of Vilnius perfectly combines high-quality studies with the unforgettable entertainment and comfortable living for a reasonable cost.

For the long term accommodation, we offer LOOP hotel. The newly built contemporary design hotel located next to the BAA Training premises is a guarantee of a comfortable stay 1 kilometer away from the International Vilnius Airport and 3 kilometers away from the city centre.

The hotel offers modern single and double rooms for BAA Training students who will have an accesses to fully furnished kitchen and the private lounge zone. The hotel offers all the amenities including the restaurant, self-service laundry & ironing room, a gym room and many more.

The practical training will be held at one of our aerodromes. You could find more information about the aerodromes here.

It is your choice to either stay in Vilnius and commute to the aerodrome every day or temporarily to move to the other city. BAA Training could also offer several partner hotels in convenient locations and at good prices there.

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