Private Helicopter Pilot License

Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL) is pilot license in a helicopter. Candidates who have PHPL are able to fly a helicopter which is not used for commercial purposes. Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL) is an approx 3-6 months program in which ground class and flying training is included. To get a Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL) candidate firstly completes their medical test and after that there is a ground class of approx 2-3 months where students get knowledge about air navigation, air regulation, etc. After the completion of ground class of certain months and then approx 40 hours of flying training on helicopter in which approx 10 hrs of solo training is compulsory.

Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL) makes you eligible for private flying or in simple words it allows you to fly a helicopter solo or with family and friends. PHPL is an excellent way of fulfilling your dream of becoming a Pilot and flying a helicopter. PHPL is a flying license in the aviation sector in which a candidate is trained to fly a helicopter in several environmental conditions. They are able to operate someone's private helicopter, joy rides.

Private Helicopter Pilot License Eligibility

If a candidate wants to become a private Helicopter pilot than they have to fulfill the eligibility criteria:-

  • The age of the candidate is not less than 17 at the time of admission.
  • Candidates must clear their 10th standard with any recognized board.
  • A candidate is required to pass the class 2 medical test to become eligible for PHPL.

Private Helicopter Pilot License Course Duration

Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL) is approximately 3-6 months of license program in which the ground class and flying training are included. The total duration for PHPL ground classes is approx 2-3 months where students gain knowledge all about helicopters and at that time they complete their modules. In the ground class time students get training through a simulator (If available on campus). After that students undergo through live flying training of approx 40- 50 hours on helicopter and then a candidate gains Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL).

PHPL Course Syllabus

The course is composed of 100 hours of ground school covering the following subjects:-

Helicopter Pilot License Career Opportunity

There are several career options after Helicopter Pilot License (CHPL/PHPL).

  • Sheriff’s office pilot
  • Fire Fighting Pilots
  • TV News Crew Pilot
  • Tour Pilot
  • Coast Guard Pilot
  • Private Pilot
  • Flight Instructor Pilot
  • Movie Business Pilot
  • Emergency Medic Pilot

PHPL Course Admission Process

To get admission to Private Helicopter pilot license course, the candidate has to follow the PHPL Admission Process:-

  • To join PHPL Course, a candidate should fill the form Pilot Common Entrance Test (Pilot CET).
  • After qualifying the Pilot CET Exam, students can get admission to top flying schools or institutions based upon his/her All India Rank (AIR) scored in Pilot CET.

PHPL Fee Structure

The Private Helicopter Pilot License (PHPL) course fee is based on institutes infrastructure, training facilities, faculty, and other facilities which are provided to the candidate. The fee structure varies from institute to institute. The average fee for a PHPL course ranges from 10 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs depending on the institutes/flying clubs.

Private Helicopter Pilot License Holder Salary

The average salary of a Private Helicopter Pilot License holder candidate is INR 10 Lakhs to INR 20 Lakhs per annum. The salary totally depends on the candidate’s skills and the workplace where they work.