Private pilot licence PPL(H) program pathway

If you are dreaming of flying a helicopter for your own pleasure or taking your family, friends or business partners on a facinating trip, a helicopter Private Pilot Licence is what you need. After acquiring a PPL(H) licence you will be able to operate a helicopter safely and efficiently for non-commercial flights under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The PPL(H) licence might also be the first step towards a commercial licence needed in order to start a pilot‘s career. Avoid speed limits on the ground and become a private pilot!

The training program consists of theoretical and practical parts. You will do 10 subjects of theory in order to be able to pass 1 BAA Training and 9 CAA exams. You will acquire the necessary practical skills under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) on a single-engine two-seat light helicopter during your practical training. It will take you 6 to 12 months (the total duration may vary depending on your performance, the start of the course and weather conditions) to obtain a Private Pilot Licence.

Minimum entry requirements


Over 16 years old

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st or 2ND Class Medical Certificate

Theoretical preparation

English is of key importance

Course content


Theoretical part consists of 155 hours of PPL theory to be completed in 3 months.

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

Flight training consists of 47 hours on a single-engine two-seat light helicopter.

  • Flights under Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

*Flight training sessions lasts from March till October.


You will be flying Cabri G-2 during PPL(H) training course at BAA Training. Find out more about our fleet

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

You will be provided with all the material needed for your successful training at BAA Training.

  • Pooley’s 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

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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