Once you have obtained your PPL(H) license, you are permitted to fly the helicopter type on which your training was completed. This helicopter type will be endorsed on your license by the issuing authority.
If you wish to fly another helicopter type, a type-specific training (Type Rating) is required. This additional training is tailored to the new aircraft. Emergency procedures, technical aspects and flight characteristics are initially learned through theoretical instruction and later in practical training. Following this, a practical examination is conducted by a certified examiner.
The theoretical elements covered in the basic training are not addressed in the Type Rating.
The prerequisite for an “SEP” or “SET” rating is a valid PPL(H) or CPL(H) with a minimum of 5 hours of flight time.