Overview

Learn to be a helicopter pilot with Cutting Edge Helicopters. Our experienced instructors will take you through all the flight and ground school training needed or help refresh your skills . We have three dedicated pilot training rooms with pilot lounge at our base in Eglinton and encourage a club atmosphere where our old hands and trainees can meet.

If you would like to enquire about helicopter pilot training, simply complete our request form. We will endeavour to respond within 48 hours.

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Private Pilot's Licence PPL (H)

There is no greater achievement than gaining your helicopter pilots licence. Learning to fly has never been more enjoyable than with Cutting Edge Helicopters. You can discover the thrill and exhilaration of piloting a helicopter yourself and also on completion of your licence take passengers to experience the delights of helicopter flight.

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Flying Requirements

Flying Requirements

The Private Pilot's Licence Helicopter (PPL H) has a minimum requirement of 45 flying hours. This is the minimum number of hours required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and in practice is dependent on each individual's aptitude.The course is broken down into 27 exercises which our instructors will guide you through. The minimum of 45 flying hours consist of:•35 hours dual flying (training in the helicopter with an instructor present) •10 hours solo flying (training in the helicopter without an instructor present)

Minimum Age

Minimum Age

The Private Pilot's Licence Helicopter (PPL H) has a minimum requirement of 45 flying hours. This is the minimum number of hours required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and in practice is dependent on each individual's aptitude.The course is broken down into 27 exercises which our instructors will guide you through. The minimum of 45 flying hours consist of:•35 hours dual flying (training in the helicopter with an instructor present) •10 hours solo flying (training in the helicopter without an instructor present)

Ground School Requirements

Ground School Requirements

The Private Pilot's Licence Helicopter (PPL H) has a minimum requirement of 45 flying hours. This is the minimum number of hours required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and in practice is dependent on each individual's aptitude.The course is broken down into 27 exercises which our instructors will guide you through. The minimum of 45 flying hours consist of:•35 hours dual flying (training in the helicopter with an instructor present) •10 hours solo flying (training in the helicopter without an instructor present)

Medical Requirements

Medical Requirements

The Private Pilot's Licence Helicopter (PPL H) has a minimum requirement of 45 flying hours. This is the minimum number of hours required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and in practice is dependent on each individual's aptitude.The course is broken down into 27 exercises which our instructors will guide you through. The minimum of 45 flying hours consist of:•35 hours dual flying (training in the helicopter with an instructor present) •10 hours solo flying (training in the helicopter without an instructor present)

What can I do

What can I do

The Private Pilot's Licence Helicopter (PPL H) has a minimum requirement of 45 flying hours. This is the minimum number of hours required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and in practice is dependent on each individual's aptitude.The course is broken down into 27 exercises which our instructors will guide you through. The minimum of 45 flying hours consist of:•35 hours dual flying (training in the helicopter with an instructor present) •10 hours solo flying (training in the helicopter without an instructor present)

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R22 type rating course

On completion of your PPL (H) licence you may wish to add the Robinson R22 helicopter to your licence. The R22 is the world’s most popular helicopter for training and is a cost effective way in which to build your flying hours.

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Flying Requirements

Flying Requirements

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

Minimum Age

Minimum Age

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

Ground School Requirements

Ground School Requirements

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

Medical Requirements

Medical Requirements

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

What can I do

What can I do

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

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R44 type rating course

On completion of your PPL (H) licence you may wish to add the larger four seat Robinson R44 helicopter to your licence. The R44 is the world’s most popular helicopter ever made, with a top speed of 150mph it is a great way to take your friends and family up in style and comfort.

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Flying Requirements

Flying Requirements

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

Minimum Age

Minimum Age

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

Ground School Requirements

Ground School Requirements

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

Medical Requirements

Medical Requirements

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

What can I do

What can I do

The flying requirements for the Robinson R44 type rating consist of:5 hours flight training with one of our instructorsFlight test with a CAA examiner

What Our Customers Say

Take a look at some of the feedback provided by our valued customers

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A great day.

The pilot was very pleasant and informative . I was late for my lesson and the pilot rescheduled just for me. If you are interested in flying a helicopter, I recommend.

Aidan Carolan
Amazing experience

Really friendly staff from on the ground to the air and back again

Laura Skeffs
Amazing experience at Cutting Edge Helicopters.

The staff were very helpful from start to finish and the flight was absolutely fantastic.
I'd certainly return and I'd recommend a visit to everyone.

Bryan Gallagher
Brilliant landscape and lough coverage

Excellent communication skills from pilot.
Would recommend 100%

Lynne Daymon
Fantastic experience, absolutely recommend!

Really appreciated our pilot who had great knowledge of the area and also gave us space to enjoy looking at the scenery, a great treat

Roisin Stewart
Loved it!

We got such a clear day to see everything. Such an amazing experience, highly recommend!

Samantha Forde
After pre flight brief and run through security you're welcome to hop onboard

From start to finish it was fantastic., brilliant. Would definitely recommend this experience.

Mark Brown
Wonderful experience

the pilot was so accommodating and really lovely. definitely would recommend.

Kerry Mcguinness
Amazing Experience From Start to Finish 🙌

My Partner and Son throughly Enjoyed it 😍 Would Highly Recommend.. Especially the Wild Atlantic Way Tour - Great Value. Thank you very much.. Epic Day Out, We will definitely be back over the Summer. Thank you again to All at Cutting Edge Helicopters 🚁

Donna Moore
Fantastic experience, absolutely recommend!

Really appreciated our pilot who had great knowledge of the area and also gave us space to enjoy looking at the scenery, a great treat

Roisin Stewart
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