Private Pilots Licence (PPL) (H)

Becoming a pilot is definitely a privilege and flying helicopters is like nothing else you have ever done or will ever do. Be it for leisure or the first step into your career as an aviator, this unforgettable journey will bring you memories and opportunities you’ll never forget.

Our in house helicopter training facility caters for all the requirements below.


Be at least 16 years of age to go solo

Be at least 17 years of age to obtain a PPL (H)

Be able to read, speak, write and understand English.

Class I or II Aviation Medical: BAC will arrange your Aviation Medical

Theoretical Courses and Examinations:

  • Radio Telephony: Restricted Radio License  (Not written through SACAA)
  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General – Engines & Airframes
  • Human Performance
  • Helicopter Principal of Flights (Aerodynamics)
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Flight Performance and Planning

For a PPL complete a minimum of 50hrs instruction. This includes a minimum of 15hrs solo flight time.