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Training for Commercial Helicopter Pilot CPL(H) – Modular

Are you seeking a challenging and exhilarating career? Then a career as a helicopter pilot is just right for you! The Commercial Pilot License for Helicopters CPL(H) opens entirely new professional opportunities for you.

Our flight instructors come from real-world experience and teach with a passion for flying – a passion that’s truly infectious! We train you at Mönchengladbach Airport, Germany.

Flexible and Individual

We plan your training as a commercial pilot to fit you individually. Whether you’re tightly scheduled with work and only have weekends available, or if you want to fully concentrate on training in an intensive course, we’ll organize your training according to your preferences. With us, you won’t find mass production training!

Discuss your route to the CPL(H) with us today.

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Training Content of the CPL(H)


During the practical training, you will be thoroughly prepared for the professional aspects of helicopter flying. Of course, the schedules can be individually coordinated with us.

The practical part consists of a minimum of 30 flight hours, instrument flight, and VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flights with preparation for the examination flight.


The theoretical training takes place in the distance and in class courses of our partner company, Helicopter Groundschool.

This ensures you the most flexibility, as this is the way you can learn anywhere and anytime.

The Process

  • PPL(H)


    The PPL(H) must be obtained beforehand if not already possessed.

  • Theory

    The theoretical part of the training takes place in distance and in class courses.



  • Theory Examination


    You take the theoretical exam at the Federal Aviation Office (LBA) in Braunschweig or at Austro Control for example in Arnhem or Vienna.

  • Practice

    The schedules for practical training can be individually arranged. A minimum of 30 flight hours is required if you hold the night flight authorization.



  • Practical Examination


    An examiner FE(H) conducts the practical exam.

  • Done!

    Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive the CPL(H) license. You are now authorized to fly helicopters commercially!


General Requirements

The following criteria must be met if you wish to undergo training to become a professional helicopter pilot:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • PPL(H) with Night Qualification (NQ)
  • Proof of having completed 155 flight hours
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, and English
  • Radio communication certificate BZFI/II or AZF
  • Successful completion of theory courses in the following subjects: Air law, Airframe & Systems, Instrumentation, Mass & Balance, Performance, Flight Planning and Monitoring, Human Performance, Meteorology, General Navigation, Radio Navigation, Operational Procedures, Principles of Flight, Communication

Do you have questions? We’re here to assist you. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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