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Helicopter Flight
Training

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OVERVIEW

Helicopter Corp. is a professional, family-owned helicopter business. The flight school is focused on delivering high quality, personalised, and safe flight training services. Our main operating Base in Wallaroo NSW is only a 20-minute drive from Canberra’s CBD.

Our training school offers highly experienced instructors which provide professional and quality training in a safe, supportive, and relaxed environment. We offer training for recreational, private, commercial licences. 

In the local area we have over 10,000 acres of low flying terrain, with many challenging confined area and pinnacle landing sites which are great for training. We offer students the ability to learn to fly in a hilly and mountainous area which is unique compared to other flight schools in Australia. 

Nearby Canberra International Airport enables you to become proficient with radio and controlled airport procedures. While non-controlled airports such as Tumut, Cootamundra and Moruya are also nearby and available for training.

Our Robinson R44 Raven II Helicopters are well suited for the higher density altitude here in Canberra and the local mountains which rise to 7200ft above sea level.

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RECREATIONAL PILOTS LICENCE

This a basic licence for people wanting to learn the basics of flying a helicopter. We conduct the training in our high performance Robinson R44 Raven II.

 

The RPL-H allows you to be able to fly the aircraft on your own, however the licence does come with a few restrictions:

 

  • Helicopter must weigh less than 1500kg, 

  • Can only be a private flight with one other passenger

  • Must be a day flight in visual meteorological conditions (VMC)

  • Can only fly 25 miles from the departure aerodrome

 

The minimum hours to achieve a RPL-H is 25 plus your flight test.

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EXAMS

CASA RPL-H Exam covering the following subjects:

Recreational pilot licence (helicopter) exam - RPLH

 

While self-study is an option Helicopter Corp. can provide tutoring for this exam

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PRIVATE PILOTS LICENCE

Becoming a private helicopter pilot with Helicopter Corp. will allow you to fly your friends and family around. You can also fly privately for your own business.

 

Training in our high performance Robinson R44 Raven II will enable you to have more experience in the four seat helicopter and prepare you for future flights with you and 3 passengers.

 

There are many options as a private pilot to explore as most of the restrictions for the RPL-H do not apply and you are free to navigate on longer flights. Why now drop in for lunch at a winery and impress your friends. Or, fly to the coast for a swim.

 

These flights must be conducted by day and in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) and the minimum hours to achieve a private helicopter licence is 40 plus your flight test.

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EXAMS

CASA PPL-H Exam covering the following subjects:

 

Aircraft general knowledge

Human factors

Aerodynamics

Operations, performance and planning

Meteorology

Air law

 

While self-study is an option Helicopter Corp. can provide tutoring for these subjects

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COMMERCIAL PILOTS LICENCE

Would you like to start a career as a helicopter pilot?

 

Well, you’ll need a Commercial Licence. Our training flights are conducted in the high performance Robinson R44 Raven II, the R44 is a widely used helicopter that most early time commercial pilots are flying in their first job.

Completing your training in the R44 gives you an edge and a better chance of employment with over 100 hours in a four seat when you obtain your licence.

The minimum hours to achieve a commercial helicopter licence is 105, provided you fly the last 30 hours in the last 90 days prior to your flight test.

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EXAMS

7 CASA CPL-H Exam covering the following subjects:

 

  • Aircraft general knowledge

  • Human factors

  • Aerodynamics

  • Operations, performance and planning

  • Meteorology

  • Navigation

  • Air law

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OTHER TRAINING SERVICES

Recency Flights

Low Level Ratings

Helicopter Endorsements

Sling Endorsement Training

Helicopter Flight Reviews