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Private Helicopter Licence

A private helicopter licence (PPLh) allows the holder to fly anywhere in Australia with passengers for recreational purposes. Although a private pilot may share expenses with passengers, flying for hire or reward is prohibited.

The requirements for a Private licence are:

  • Minimum of 50 hours of flight training
  • Aviation reference number (ARN) and Student pilots licence
  • ASIC card (Aviation security identification card – depending on requirements)
  • Radio Telephone operator licence (gained during your practical training)
  • Class 2 medical
  • Pass the PPLh theory exam
  • Pass the PPLh flight test