At Bickerstaffe Aviation our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and expertise to fly safely and effectively. Gaining your PPL (H) is the first step on the ladder and we will support students to progress further.
Bickerstaffe Aviation has recently acquired the facility under Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) and is approved to teach and examine the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) Private Pilots Licence (Helicopters) – PPL (H) syllabus. This comprises a minimum of 45 hours training, of which a minimum of 25 hours dual and 10 hours solo must be flown. You must also complete at least 5 hours of cross country flight, including one flight of at least 100 nautical miles, with full stop landings at two different aerodromes.
Our Helicopters The Robinson R22 is used for the PPL (H) or if preferred there is an option to train in a Robinson R44. The aircraft are maintained to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.




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