Leading Helicopter Academy

4 June 2024

As experts at Heliair Sweden, we understand that choosing the right helicopter academy is crucial for your aviation career. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions to help you make an informed decision about enrolling in our leading helicopter academy.

What Programs and Courses Do You Offer?

At Heliair Sweden, our leading helicopter academy offers a comprehensive range of programs to suit your needs, including:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL): Ideal for those looking to fly recreationally.
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL): For those aiming for a professional career as a helicopter pilot.
  • Instrument Rating (IR): Enhance your skills to fly in various weather conditions.
  • Specialized Training: Including night flying, mountain flying, and advanced maneuvering.

What Are the Prerequisites for Enrolling in Your Courses?

To enroll in our programs, you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Age Requirement: You must be at least 17 years old for PPL and 18 for CPL.
  • Educational Background: A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Medical Certificate: A valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate depending on the course.
  • Flight Experience: For advanced courses, prior flight experience is necessary.

How Much Does the Training Cost?

Training costs vary depending on the course:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL): Approximately 54,000 €.
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL): Approximately 45,000 €.
  • Additional costs include materials, equipment, and examination fees. We provide detailed cost breakdowns upon inquiry.

Do You Offer Any Payment Plans or Financial Aid?

Unfortunately not, the training program and courses are self financed meaning you have to arrange the financial solution by yourself. 

What is the Duration of the Training Programs?

The duration varies by course:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL): Typically takes 6-12 months.
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL): Generally completed in 1 month.
  • Instrument Rating (IR): Around 5 weeks.

What Kind of Aircraft and Simulators Are Used for Training?

We pride ourselves on using modern, well-maintained aircraft and simulators:

  • Aircraft: AS350/H125 (B2, B3, B3 2B1, B3e), EC120B, Bell UH-1H, EC-135 T2+..
  • Simulators: State-of-the-art flight simulators that replicate real-life flying conditions.

What is the Student-to-Instructor Ratio?

We maintain a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure personalized attention and high-quality training. Typically, we have a 1:1 ratio, allowing for effective and focused instruction.

Is Your Academy Accredited?

Absolutely! Heliair Sweden is fully accredited by relevant aviation authorities, ensuring our training meets international standards and industry requirements in accordance with EASA regulations. We operate under the approval number SE.ATO.0021.

What Certifications Will I Receive Upon Completion?

Upon successful completion of our courses, you will receive:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)

What Safety Measures Are in Place at Your Academy?

Safety is our top priority. We adhere to stringent safety protocols, including regular maintenance of our aircraft and comprehensive safety training for our students and staff. Our academy boasts an excellent safety record, ensuring a secure learning environment.

What Facilities and Resources Are Available to Students?

Heliair Sweden provides top-notch facilities, including:

  • Modern Classrooms: Equipped with the latest educational tools.
  • Flight Simulators: For realistic training experiences.
  • Briefing Rooms: For pre- and post-flight briefings.
  • Student accommodation: A comfortable space to relax and study.

How Do I Apply to Your Academy?

Applying is easy! Just contact us via e-mail and our admissions team is here to guide you through the process.

When Do Courses Start, and Is There a Waiting List?

Courses start multiple times throughout the year. Most of our courses are ad-hoc so we start upon request if possible. Make sure to apply early to secure your spot. If a course is full, you may be placed on a waiting list.

Choosing Heliair Sweden’s leading helicopter academy sets you on the path to a successful aviation career. With our comprehensive programs, experienced instructors, and state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll receive the best training available. Contact us today to learn more and start your journey towards becoming a skilled helicopter pilot!