GETTING STARTED AS A HELICOPTER PILOT?

AIR LLOYD makes it possible for you to become a professional helicopter pilot thanks to its well thought-out, hands-on training. Our flight instructors are seasoned, experienced pilots who continuously test their flying skills in their day-to-day work, and who are always willing to pass on their knowledge. 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.
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AIR LLOYD

  • CPL(H) or ATPL(H)/VFR

    Decide for yourself which path to take

  • 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)

Voraussetzungen für die Berufspilotenlizenz

CPL(H) AND ATPL(H)/VFR

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • PPL(H) private helicopter pilot’s licence pursuant to ICAO regulations
  • Class 1 aviation medical certification
  • Certificate of attendance on a 'First Aid' course, dated not more than 2 years ago
  • Background check pursuant to § 7 of the German Aviation Security Act
  • Current excerpt from the central traffic register
  • Declaration on pending criminal proceedings
  • Proof of identity in the form of a copy of your ID card or passport
  • BZF I radiotelephony certification is integrated into the course

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So werden Sie Berufspilot

THE PROCEDURE

HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL PILOT

The modular training for CPL(H) or ATPL(H)/VFR takes place at our two sites in Halle-Oppin and Bonn Hangelar. The modular training structure enables you to train while you work.  

  1. If you don’t already have it, you must first acquire your PPL(H) private pilot’s licence.
  2. The modular training time for the ATPL(H)/VFR professional pilot’s licence includes 18 weeks of theoretical training during which the necessary teaching hours are completed. Part of this can also be done via the eAcademy as a distance learning course. On-site classes take place at our two locations in Halle-Oppin and Bonn Hangelar
  3. The practical part of the training is based around individual appointments with you
  4. The theoretical exam takes place at the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, LBA) in Braunschweig
  5. You will sit the practical exam with a recognised FE(H) examiner

Need more information? No problem. We are happy to answer all kinds of detailed questions about training requirements, content, procedure, licence validity and prices.

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THEORETICAL COMPARISON: CPL(H) VS. ATPL(H)/VFR

The difference between CPL(H) and ATPL(H)/VFR training lies solely in the theoretical training. The practical training is identical.

  CPL (H) ATPL(H)/VFR
Stands for Commercial Pilot Helicopter German: Berufspilotenlizenz Hubschrauber Airline Transport Pilot Licence Helicopter Visual Flight Rules German: Verkehrspilotenlizenz Helikopter nach Sichtflugregeln
Previous knowledge At least 155 flight hours in helicopters, of which 50 hours PIC (Pilot in Command), 10 hours overland and at least 1 flight min. 300 NM with landings at 2 aerodromes. You can start training as soon as you have your PPL(H) licence.
Further requirements Proof of sufficient knowledge in:
  • Maths
  • Physics
Proof of sufficient knowledge in:
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • English
Minimum study time 9 weeks 16 weeks
Theoretical teaching hours At least 250 teaching hours At least 550 of teaching hours
Theoretical teaching hours with the eAcademy A further 60 on-site teaching hours A further 85 on-site teaching hours
Theoretical content
  • Aviation legislation and air traffic control procedures
  • Navigation
  • General aircraft knowledge
  • Flight performance and planning
  • Meteorology
  • Aerodynamics
  • Operational procedures
  • Human performance capacity
  • Radio communication
  • Aviation legislation and air traffic control procedures
  • Navigation
  • General aircraft knowledge
  • Flight performance and planning
  • Meteorology
  • Aerodynamics
  • Operational procedures
  • Human performance capacity
  • Radio communication

Responsible pilot for helicopter with one pilot

Ja Ja

Copilot for helicopter with more than one pilot

Ja Ja

Responsible pilot for helicopters with more than one pilot

  Ja

MEH (Multi Engine Helicopter) type rating

Only with extra FTO or TRTO training; cost € 498.00 (incl. eBook, CD and questions coach) Ja

Cost as a distance learning course with eBook, CD and questions coach

€ 2,290.00 € 2,770.00

OUR CLEAR PREFERENCE IS FOR ATPL(H)-VFR THEORETICAL TRAINING!>
We explain why: ATPL(H)-VFR theoretical training places you in a better position in the long run compared to CPL(H) theoretical training. We are convinced that in future this training path will play a major role in many companies' day-to-day flight operations. The practical training content of the course is identical to the CPL(H) professional helicopter pilot’s licence. So opt for the ATPL(H)-VFR theoretical training in conjunction with the eAcademy and ensure that you are well prepared for the future!

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Praktische Ausbildungsinhalte für Berufspiloten

PRACTICAL TRAINING

TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL PILOT

The practical training is identical for the CPL(H) and ATPL(H)-VFR licences.

  • 35 flight hours (including 5 hours night flight)
  • Pre- and post-flight checks and procedures
  • Hovering exercises, advanced flying exercises and guiding the helicopter in difficult terrain
  • Navigation
  • Flight exercises using the instruments
  • Exceptional and emergency procedures
  • Includes Part-FCL Annex 4-C

PROFESSIONAL PILOT DISTANCE LEARNING

THE AIR LLOYD eACADEMY

We are proud to be able to present you with a complete distance learning programme in cooperation with Peters Software GmbH – the most flexible and up-to-date solution for theoretical training to become a professional (or private) pilot!

Intelligent next-level learning on your PC revolutionises the theoretical training to become a helicopter pilot. AIR LLOYD is the first helicopter flight school in Germany to offer its own distance learning course plus the appropriate practical training. So far, e-systems such as this have only been offered by purely theoretical schools. At AIR LLOYD you get everything from the same experienced source!

The eAcademy offers a state-of-the-art learning concept that is perfectly tailored to your needs, both methodologically and technologically. And you know what?... You can learn when, where and how it works best for you!

Want to know how you can integrate the eAcademy into your professional pilot training? Get in touch:

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Mit der eAcademy zum Berufspilot werden
  • Individual web-based training with interactive software
  • Integration of the EXAM 11.0 softwareTest questions by topic
  • Special ‘track and report’ system
  • No special hardware or installation required, includes automatic updates
  • 'Print-on-demand' incl. active paper on request
  • iPad app available (not PPL, UL or CVFR)
Berufspilot werden im Fernlehrgang

LEARNING WITH THE eAcademy

When you study with the eAcademy you will be assigned interactive learning material, chapter by chapter, depending on the licence you are training for. You work it through each chapter independently and then answer topic-related test questions to see how well you’ve done. In this way, you consolidate your knowledge as you learn!

Instructors are always aware of each student’s individual training level, as the integrated ‘track and report’ component automatically documents study times and results as a background process. The eAcademy courses should be understood as individual courses. As a flight school, we then put together a variety of courses for you depending on your personal requirements and those of the authorities.

You can also find out more from our partners, Peters Software GmbH.

GETTING STARTED AS A PROFESSIONAL PILOT

Whatever your career goals in the aviation industry, at AIR LLOYD we will do everything we can to assist you and to adapt our processes to your ideas. We look forward to receiving your enquiry!

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