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Simplon Air Flightschool, c/o Lugano Airport, Via Aeroporto, 6982 Agno

Scuola di volo con elicottero, Ticino, Lugano
www.simplonair-helicopters.ch

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

What We Provide

 

LIGHT AIRCRAFT PILOT LICENCE

LAPL (H)

A LAPL (H) will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) on single engine helicopters with a maximum take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, with no more than 4 persons on board (not for remuneration). Your privileges will be limited to the type and class of helicopter you took your skill test on unless you complete additional training. If you do not already hold a licence, you will need to complete 40 hours of flight instruction on helicopters, including 10 hrs of solo.  The duration of the course will naturally vary, depending on the student commitment and ability.

Theoretical knowledge examinations

As part of the application for a private license, you will need to take and pass exams in the following subject areas:


Common subjects

  • Air law

  • Human performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications


Exams specific to the aircraft category

  • Principles of flight

  • Operational procedures

  • Flight performance and planning

  • Aircraft general knowledge

  • Navigation

Keeping your licence current

The privileges of your licence will remain valid for the specific type of aircraft if you have completed the following in the last 12 months as pilot of that type:

  1. At least 6 hours of flight time as PIC, including 6 take-offs, approaches and landings; and

  2. Refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with an instructor.


PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE

PPL (H)

A PPL(H) licence enable the holder to act as pilot in command of an aircraft privately (not for remuneration). The obtention of a PPL(H) requires a minimum of 45 hours of flight training, including 10 hrs of solo.  The duration of the course will naturally vary, depending on the student commitment and ability.

Theoretical knowledge examinations

As part of the application for a private licence, you will need to take and pass exams in the following subject areas:


Common subjects

  • Air law

  • Human performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications


Exams specific to the aircraft category

  • Principles of flight

  • Operational procedures

  • Flight performance and planning

  • Aircraft general knowledge

  • Navigation

Keeping your licence current

In the last 12 months, performed the following air operations:

  1. At least 2 hours as a pilot in the type of helicopter; and

  2. A practical exam extending a specific type of helicopter in the license.

PPL (H) crediting if you hold a LAPL (H)

If you hold a LAPL (H), and are applying for a PPL (H) you must complete a course with a flight training school to include at least:

  1. 5 hrs of dual flight instruction,

  2. 1 supervised solo cross-country flight, of at least 185km (100NM), plus full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome.


MOUNTAIN COURSE

MOU

Compulsory in Switzerland for landings at altitudes of more than 1100 meters above sea level. This Training will not only allow you to land legally on the highest peaks, but to know the most subtle secrets and dangers that mountain flight entails. MOU Training includes at least 200 landings in the mountains, 50 of which must be at up to 2000 metres above sea level, with 150 on official landing sites. Our instructors with decades of experience will start you in the art of mountain flying, in the safest and most effective way.

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE *

CPL (H)

Whether you’re considering a career change or simply looking to improve your skills, holding a Commerical Pilot Licence CPL(H) gives you the status of professional helicopter pilot. 

Before you begin the course, you must have completed 155 hours flight time, including 50 hours as PIC, of which 10 hours must be cross-country. You must have at least 185 hours of flight time before conducting the skills test.

This must include the following for Pilot in Command (PIC):

  • 50 hours as PIC, of which 10 hours of cross-country flight as PIC, including a VFR cross-country flight of at least 185 km (100NM), in the course of which full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure must be made

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR LICENCE *

FI (H)

Flight Instructor Course and corresponding authorization entitle you to act as a Flight Instructor and to train other pilots and flying-school students.


Requirements

  • PPL or CPL Licence

  • 250 hours total time on helicopters

  • 100 PIC (Pilot in Command) 

  • 10 hours instrument flight

  • 20 hours VFR cross country

MULTI ENGINE RATING *

These ratings allow you to fly with multi-engine turbine helicopters.


The type rating training course shall include the mandatory training in accordance with Part-21.
An applicant for the issue of a first type rating for a single-pilot multi-engine helicopter must

1) before starting flight training:

  • have passed the ATPL(H) theoretical knowledge examinations; 
    or

  • hold a certificate of completion of a pre-entry course conducted by an ATO. 


The course shall cover the following subjects of the ATPL(H) theoretical knowledge course– Aircraft General Knowledge:

  • airframe/systems/power plant, and instrument/electronics,

  • Flight Performance and Planning: mass and balance, performance;


2) in the case of applicants who have not completed an ATPL(H)/IR, ATPL(H), or CPL(H)/IR integrated training course, have completed at least 70 hours as PIC on helicopters.

HELICOPTER TYPE RATING

  • Robinson R22

  • Robinson R44

  • Lama SA 315B

  • Bell 407 *

  • MD900/902 *

* with our EASA partner