Helicopter Private Pilot License Preparatory Course

Your Gateway to Helicopter Flying

Introducing WingsAcademy.sg’s Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course.

Your Gateway to Helicopter Flying

Introducing WingsAcademy.sg’s Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course.

Attention, Future Helicopter Pilots!

WingsAcademy.sg, Singapore’s largest retail flight simulator centre, proudly presents our Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course.

Designed to meet and exceed the FAA US Private Pilot Helicopter Airman Certification Standards (ACS), this comprehensive program will guide you step-by-step: from complete ground school to your first 20 hours of helicopter flying experience in just 12 weeks.

Attention, Future Helicopter Pilots!

WingsAcademy.sg, Singapore’s largest retail flight simulator centre, proudly presents our Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course.

Designed to meet and exceed the FAA US Private Pilot Helicopter Airman Certification Standards (ACS), this comprehensive program will guide you step-by-step: from complete ground school to your first 20 hours of helicopter flying experience in just 12 weeks.

Dive deep into the world of private pilot helicopter aviation

Our expertly crafted course is divided into two main components: classroom training and flight training in our R22 helicopter simulator. Under the watchful eye of our experienced helicopter instructors, you’ll dive deep into the world of private pilot aviation theory and helicopter aerodynamics. You’ll gain invaluable knowledge on helicopter systems, flight planning, navigation, radio communications, meteorology etc. – all essential elements for a safe and successful helicopter flight.

Dive deep into the world of private pilot helicopter aviation

Our expertly crafted course is divided into two main components: classroom training and flight training in our R22 helicopter simulator. Under the watchful eye of our experienced helicopter instructors, you’ll dive deep into the world of private pilot aviation theory and helicopter aerodynamics. You’ll gain invaluable knowledge on helicopter systems, flight planning, navigation, radio communications, meteorology etc. – all essential elements for a safe and successful helicopter flight.

R22 Helicopter Simulator

Unparalleled hands-on flight training

But what sets our course apart is our unparalleled hands-on flight training sessions. With 20 hours of helicopter flight training in our state-of-the-art Robinson R22 Helicopter Simulator, you’ll learn how to properly and safely execute every maneuver detailed in the FAA US Private Pilot Helicopter Airman Certification Standards (ACS). This immersive experience puts you ahead of other ‘zero-time’ helicopter student pilots, especially when you head over to the US to commence your 40 hours of required in-helicopter training.

The advantage of enrolling in our Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course is it helps you earn your US FAA Helicopter PPL license in minimal cost and time.

Unparalleled hands-on flight training

But what sets our course apart is our unparalleled hands-on flight training sessions. With 20 hours of flight training in our state-of-the-art Robinson R22 Helicopter Simulator, you’ll learn how to properly and safely execute every maneuver detailed in the FAA US Private Pilot Helicopter Airman Certification Standards (ACS). This immersive experience puts you ahead of other ‘zero-time’ helicopter student pilots, especially when you head over to the US to commence your 40 hours of required in-helicopter training.

The advantage of enrolling in our Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course is it helps you earn your US FAA Helicopter PPL license in minimal cost and time.

R22 Helicopter Simulator

This course literally pays for itself!

While flight training in a helicopter flight simulator does not count towards the minimum 40 hours of actual in-helicopter flight time, the reality is that the average helicopter student pilot generally requires between 70-80 hours of helicopter flight training before he/she is ready for the private pilot helicopter check ride. Our goal is to help you reduce the total number of hours of in-helicopter flight training to that of between 40-50 hours. Thus helping you save thousands of dollars in in-helicopter training costs.

This course literally pays for itself!

While flight training in a helicopter flight simulator does not count towards the minimum 40 hours of actual in-helicopter flight time, the reality is that the average helicopter student pilot generally requires between 70-80 hours of helicopter flight training before he/she is ready for the private pilot helicopter check ride. Our goal is to help you reduce the total number of hours of in-helicopter flight training to that of between 40-50 hours. Thus helping you save thousands of dollars in in-helicopter training costs.

Here’s a closer look at our Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course syllabus:

Here’s a closer look at our Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL-H) Preparatory Course syllabus:

12 Weeks of Ground School:

  • Helicopter Aerodynamics: Master the principles of flight, from lift and drag to stability and control.
  • Aircraft Systems: Get to know the inner workings of helicopters, including engines, transmissions, and avionics.
  • Navigation and Flight Planning: Learn how to plan your flights using charts, weather data, and the latest technology.
  • Meteorology: Understand weather patterns and how they impact your flights.
  • Regulations and Airspace: Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations governing helicopter flight.

20 Hours of Simulator Flight Training:

  • Put your theory into practice with 20 hours of flight training in our R22 helicopter flight simulator, covering every maneuver required by the FAA US Private Pilot Helicopter ACS for you to embark on your first solo… and more:
    • Preflight Preparation

      • Certificates and documents

      • Airworthiness requirements

      • Weather information

      • Cross-country flight planning

      • National airspace system

      • Performance and limitations

      • Operation of systems

    • Aeromedical Factors

      • Preflight Procedures

      • Preflight inspection

      • Cockpit management

      • Engine starting and rotor engagement

      • Before takeoff check

      • Airport and Heliport Operations

      • Radio communications and ATC light signals

      • Traffic patterns

      • Airport/heliport runway, helipad, and taxiway signs, markings, and lighting

    • Hovering Maneuvers

      • Vertical takeoff and landing

      • Slope operations

      • Surface taxi

      • Hover taxi

      • Air taxi FAA-S-8081-15A

    • Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds

      • Normal and crosswind takeoff and climb

      • Normal and crosswind approach

      • Maximum performance takeoff and climb

      • Steep approach

      • Rolling takeoff

      • Confined area operations

      • Pinnacle/platform operations

      • Shallow approach and running roll-on landing

      • Go-around

    • Performance Maneuvers

      • Rapid deceleration

      • Straight-in autorotation

      • 180° autorotation

  • Note that flight training in a flight simulator does not count towards the minimum 40 hours flight time required in a helicopter. However, the reality is that ‘zero-time’ helicopter student pilots generally require between 70-80 hours of helicopter flight training before they are ready for the check ride.
  • Our goal is to help you reduce the total number of hours of in-helicopter flight training to that of between 40-50 hours, thus helping you save thousands of dollars in in-helicopter training costs..

12 Weeks of Ground School:

  • Helicopter Aerodynamics: Master the principles of flight, from lift and drag to stability and control.
  • Aircraft Systems: Get to know the inner workings of helicopters, including engines, transmissions, and avionics.
  • Navigation and Flight Planning: Learn how to plan your flights using charts, weather data, and the latest technology.
  • Meteorology: Understand weather patterns and how they impact your flights.
  • Regulations and Airspace: Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations governing helicopter flight.

20 Hours of Simulator Flight Training:

  • Put your theory into practice with 20 hours of flight training in our R22 helicopter flight simulator, covering every maneuver required by the FAA US Private Pilot Helicopter ACS for you to embark on your first solo… and more:
    • Preflight Preparation

      • Certificates and documents

      • Airworthiness requirements

      • Weather information

      • Cross-country flight planning

      • National airspace system

      • Performance and limitations

      • Operation of systems

    • Aeromedical Factors

      • Preflight Procedures

      • Preflight inspection

      • Cockpit management

      • Engine starting and rotor engagement

      • Before takeoff check

      • Airport and Heliport Operations

      • Radio communications and ATC light signals

      • Traffic patterns

      • Airport/heliport runway, helipad, and taxiway signs, markings, and lighting

    • Hovering Maneuvers

      • Vertical takeoff and landing

      • Slope operations

      • Surface taxi

      • Hover taxi

      • Air taxi FAA-S-8081-15A

    • Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds

      • Normal and crosswind takeoff and climb

      • Normal and crosswind approach

      • Maximum performance takeoff and climb

      • Steep approach

      • Rolling takeoff

      • Confined area operations

      • Pinnacle/platform operations

      • Shallow approach and running roll-on landing

      • Go-around

    • Performance Maneuvers

      • Rapid deceleration

      • Straight-in autorotation

      • 180° autorotation

  • Note that flight training in a flight simulator does not count towards the minimum 40 hours flight time required in a helicopter. However, the reality is that ‘zero-time’ helicopter student pilots generally require between 70-80 hours of helicopter flight training before they are ready for the check ride.
  • Our goal is to help you reduce the total number of hours of in-helicopter flight training to that of between 40-50 hours, thus helping you save thousands of dollars in in-helicopter training costs..

Be Able to Hover In the Helicopter Within the First 2 Hours!

Offering another example, most ‘zero-time’ helicopter student pilots will take between 4 to 6 hours of in-helicopter training before they are able to hover fairly competently, while we expect our students to be able to hover within the first 2 hours of their in-helicopter training. Additionally, we also expect our students to be proficient enough to take the US FAA Helicopter PPL (PPL-H) written exam within the first 3 days of arrival in the US.

Be Able to Hover In the Helicopter Within the First 2 Hours!

Offering another example, most ‘zero-time’ helicopter student pilots will take between 4 to 6 hours of in-helicopter training before they are able to hover fairly competently, while we expect our students to be able to hover within the first 2 hours of their in-helicopter training. Additionally, we also expect our students to be proficient enough to take the US FAA Helicopter PPL (PPL-H) written exam within the first 3 days of arrival in the US.

FAA Private Pilot Helicopter Aeronautical Experience Requirements

Must log a minimum of 40 hours flight time in a helicopter, which includes the following:

FAA Private Pilot Helicopter Aeronautical Experience Requirements

Must log a minimum of 40 hours flight time in a helicopter, which includes the following:

  • 20 hours of dual flight instruction, including:
    • 3 hours of dual cross-country flight
    • 3 hours of dual night flight training, including:
      • A cross-country flight of over 50 nautical mile total distance
      • 10 takeoffs and landings at night to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport
  • 3 hours in a helicopter in preparation for the FAA practical test within the 60-day period preceding the date of the test
  • 10 hours of solo flight time, including:
    • 3 hours of cross-country time, including:
      • One solo cross-country 3 hours of cross-country flight of at least 75 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight being a straight-line distance of at least 25 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations, and
      • Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower
  • 20 hours of dual flight instruction, including:
    • 3 hours of dual cross-country flight
    • 3 hours of dual night flight training, including:
      • A cross-country flight of over 50 nautical mile total distance
      • 10 takeoffs and landings at night to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport
  • 3 hours in a helicopter in preparation for the FAA practical test within the 60-day period preceding the date of the test
  • 10 hours of solo flight time, including:
    • 3 hours of cross-country time, including:
      • One solo cross-country 3 hours of cross-country flight of at least 75 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight being a straight-line distance of at least 25 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations, and
      • Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower

So, why wait? Embark on your journey towards becoming a licensed helicopter pilot with WingsAcademy.sg’s Helicopter Private Pilot License Preparatory Course.

Enroll today and let your helicopter flying dreams take flight!