Private pilot licence PPL(H) programme 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 programme 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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Being a part of BAA Training is a great experience! I appreciate the quality of the instructors and facilities. Also it is so good to be sure that I can always count on the help of the staff. Moreover, I like the way the airline is checking our progression which is quite promising for the future. They truly care about their cadets!

Arthur Biberian ,
SmartLynx Cadet

Instructors at BAA Training are professionals sharing the best experience and knowledge with students, indeed. The staff is also very friendly and ready to help handle any issue. I would really recommend BAA Training for future pilots willing to have the best and up-to-date knowledge as well as experience for their next step carrier.

Tomas Miežis,
ATPL theory student

By combining pilot training with bachelor studies, you gain double advantage. With this study program you not only get pilot license, but bachelor degree as well, which will be a huge advantage on your CV not mentioning your professional experience.

Marians Purmalis,
Aviation Management student

Regarding the training programme with BAA Training I'm really happy about the idea to have our flying season in the summer right after the theory course and before the other theory course in autumn starts. It allows us to have a "break" and flying reminds us why we are doing the training. Even though the theory is the hard part of a pilot training, I still really liked to do it at BAA Training, mainly because our ground instructors did their best to make the theory easier by being really patient and available whenever we need them.

Marvin Germaini,
Wizz Air Cadet

Wizz Air Cadet training programme is prepared by professionals and adjusted to let us start our job of dream as fast as possible. The schedule is tight but this is necessary to complete the training within the given time. The instructors are experienced people with passion for flying. The way they share their knowledge with us made our way of becoming professional pilots much easier

Łukasz Laskowski,
Wizz Air Cadet

I chose the Integrated ATPL, because it's effective - I was able to finish it in just over 1,5 years. I found all the instructors to be very helpful and they really put energy and time into teaching both the theory and the flying part.

Per Ljung,
Boeing 737 Pilot

From the very beginning I knew that being an instructor requires special skills, knowledge and patience that were a challenge for me. Although the Flight Instructor course lasted only a few weeks, I found the professional guidance and training on all fronts. This allowed to pass the knowledge and skills to the new generation of future airline pilots.

Abdelrahman Mowafi ,
Flight Instructor at BAA Training

During my flying season I had an opportunity to fly with many instructors, learn from their different experience, which shared with me. So in the end I could say that I managed to become a cadet pilot only with BAA Training instructors’ help.

Marija Vaiciulionyte ,
Student at BAA Training

Not only BAA Training is growing fast, but it also cares about every single student! Flight instructors and examiners are really friendly and have great experience. Also, they speak fluent English or even other languages.

Dovydas Valadkevicius,
Student at BAA Training

Sincere thanks to all my instructors, managers and everyone else supporting me throughout my training. I wish the best of luck to all my colleagues and the future students joining the dream maker (aka BAA Training).

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Student at BAA Training