Flying a helicopter is an experience. One that you can experience for yourself! AIR LLOYD only employs experienced flight instructors who prove their flying skills in demanding conditions day after day, and pass on their expertise succinctly and understandably. In other words, not only do we apply our expertise to the training itself, but, above all, we also know what’s essential in day-to-day flying.


  • PPL(H)

    Make your dream of flying a reality

  • More than 50 years of experience

    Founded in 1963, AIR LLOYD has been training helicopter pilots since the very beginning

  • Countless successful graduates

    We also attach great importance to training of international students and authorities

  • Flight instructors with practical experience only

    Experienced flight instructors at both flight operation sites – Halle-Oppin and Bonn Hangelar

  • Flexible learning: eAcademy

    Our theoretical training can also be completed as a distance learning course

  • Part-ORA certification

    Naturally AIR LLOYD is certified as a training organisation by the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt)

Vorraussetzungen für Hubschrauberprivatpilotenlizenz



  • Minimum age: 16 at the start of training and 17 to sit the licence exam (underage students also require a declaration of consent from their legal guardian)
  • Proof of identity in the form of a copy of your ID card or passport
  • Two current passport photos
  • Certificate of attendance on a 'First Aid' or 'Emergency Measures at the Scene of an Accident' course, or a copy of a valid driving licence
  • Class 2 aviation medical certification
  • Background check pursuant to § 7 of the German Aviation Security Act
  • Current excerpt from the central traffic register
  • Declaration on pending criminal proceedings
  • You do not need the BZF II radiotelephony certificate before starting your training at AIR LLOYD as it is integrated into the course.

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The theoretical part of the private pilot training can be completed either as part of a closed course over eight weekends, or as a flexible individual training course with individually agreed appointments.

At least 100 hours must be completed, covering the following fields:

  • 010 Aviation legislation
  • 021 General aircraft knowledge
  • 022 Instruments
  • 031 Mass and centre of gravity
  • 033 Flight planning and monitoring
  • 034 Flight performance
  • 040 Human performance capacity
  • 050 Meteorology
  • 061 General navigation
  • 062 Radio navigation
  • 070 Operational procedures
  • 082 Aerodynamics
  • 090 Radio communication


In the practical part of the training, appointments are determined individually and according to your own personal schedule. In total, we recommend a training period of approximately 6 months.

  • A total of at least 45 flight hours
  • Of which at least 25 hours with a flight instructor
  • Of which at least 10 hours in solo flight


PPL(H) R 22 Distance learning € 27,750.00

If you hold a PPL(A)/(AS) or LAPL(A)/(H)/(S) licence:
PPL(H) R 22 Distance learning € 22,950.00
see also section on "Relief"

Privatpilot Ausbildungsablauf



  1. The theoretical part of the training can be completed either as part of a course over six weekends, or as a flexible individual training course with individually agreed appointments. At least 100 teaching hours are required to cover the mandatory subject areas.
  2. The practical part of the training is based around individual appointments with you. We recommend a training period of approximately 6 months.
  3. The theoretical exam takes place at the appropriate national aviation authority. Overland solo flights are only possible once you have successfully passed the theoretical exam.
  4. Once you have completed the required teaching hours and feel ready, you will sit the practical exam with a recognised FE(H) examiner.
  5. The PPL(H) licence entitles you to pilot or co-pilot non-commercial helicopters.

We are happy to answer any further questions you may have about the scope and validity of the licence, prerequisites, training procedure and costs!

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Since you have already learnt most of the theoretical content to acquire your existing licence, the theoretical training can be greatly shortened if approved by the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt). As a rule, you will only need to cover the helicopter-specific content and refresh your knowledge of certain other topics, for example:

  • General aircraft technology & systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Behaviour in specific situations
  • Navigation - with theoretical exam


In addition to the theoretical relief, current regulations also include an allowance for flight hours completed in other aircraft. This allows you to carry over up to 6 flight hours to your practical training. Another exception is eligible flight experience acquired under a LAPL(H) licence - in this case, the required flight hours may be further reduced.

Conclusion: for holders of PPL(A)/(AS) or LAPL (A)/(H)/(S) licences, the legal requirements for PPL(H) training are only 39 flight hours instead of 45.


Fulfil your dream of flying by training for a PPL(H) helicopter private pilot’s licence with AIR LLOYD. We look forward to receiving your enquiry!

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