Training

The first step in taking up flying, as a career or just for pleasure, is to undertake a Trial Instructional Flight, or TIF. The cost  for a TIF is around 90 to 250€ (depends on aircraft)  and it should last from  30 minutes to 1 hour. This trial flight will most likely lead to a few lessons after which you should be able to decide whether you want to continue flying training. Your instructor will also be able to make an assessment of your potential to handle an aircraft.
During the initial stages of flight instruction you will always be with a flight instructor. You will be taught the basics of flight in preparation for your first solo flight in the circuit area (rectangular pattern flown around an aerodrome), but will be familiarised with the local training area, usually a five mile area around the airport. During this time you consolidate your training and build flying experience. Most likely, you will be ready to fly solo after approximately 15-20 hours of instruction. However each subsequent solo flight must be authorised by your instructor.
Before you can fly dual or solo, you will need to pass the required medical checks and obtain Medical EASA PART FCL3 Authorisation, a valid Class 2 medical certificate , pass an examination in Principes of Flight, Aircraft general knowledge and need to obtain a Student Pilot Authorisation from CAD (Civil Aviation  Directorate). To be issued the SPA, you must be at least 17 years of age and be capable of reading, writing, speaking and understanding the Serbian or  English language.
If you have set your sights on a career in aviation, this is usually the time that we will advise you of options for commercial training. We will also suggest that you undertake the required medical checks which are more exacting for professional pilots to make sure you can satisfy the medical standards before outlaying considerable sums of money on flying training.

 

You will demonstrate your skill to an approved CAD Examiner by departing for a round trip with two or more landings/turning points enroute. You will be able to show that you can divert to an alternative location and overall, demonstrate competent planning and management of the flight, observing all procedures and rules, navigation, radio work and airmanship before successfully completing the flight.
After passing the PPL Test, you will be issued with the licence which enables you to fly anywhere within EASA countries, solo or with private passengers in daytime visual meteorological conditions. You will no longer require your instructor's permission to undertake a flight as pilot in command.

PPL(A/H) - Private Pilot Licence for Airplane/Helicopter

Training is consisted of:

FLYING PART: you have to spend at least 46,5 flying hours as a pilot including:

  • 25 hours dual instruction
  • at least 10 hours of supervised solo flight time including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight at least 270 km(150 NM) with full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure

TEORETICAL PART:

Air Law
Navigation
Human Performance and Limitations
Meteorology
Operational Procedures
Communications
Aircraft General Knowledge
Flight Planning and Performance
Principles of Flight

PPL(H) - Private Pilot Licence for Helicopter

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CPL(H) - Modular Course for Helicopter

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CPL(A) - Modular Course for Airplane

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FI(H) - Flight Instructor Rating for Helicopter

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FI(A) - Flight Instructor Rating for Airplane

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FAQ

How long does it take?

The time it takes to obtain a licence can depend on a number of factors such as whether you are undertaking full time training or on an ad-hoc basis, aircraft availability, weather and of course your financial situation. An average student will qualify for a private pilot licence after approximately 47-60 hours. If completing training on a part time basis, say 1 hour a week, this will take just over 12 months. Full time training will take about 3-4 months.

How much will it cost?

The cost of flying training will be a significant factor in your decision making. The cost will vary depending on the type of aircraft you fly (the more sophisticated the aircraft, the greater the cost), how often you fly (spreading your training over a long period will invariably mean more hours to achieve your goal) and how quickly you pick up on what's being taught.
Private Pilot (Aeroplane) Licence:
-Depends on your intention how to realise theory classes, on request or scheduled classes in group: 800 - 3000€
- Price for one hour flying on aircraft type Cessna 172 is  130-150 €
Private Pilot (Helicopter) Licence :
- Depends on your intention how to realise theory classes, on request or scheduled classes in group: 800 - 3000€
- Price for one hour flying on aircraft type Robinson R44 is 460 - 520 €
- Price for one hour flying on aircraft type Robinson R66 is 850 €
Prices do not include the cost of study material, licensing fees and medical examinations. Training requirements and therefore costs for helicopter (airplane) licences can be reduced if you qualify for an aeroplane(helicopter) licence and then convert to helicopters(airpalnes).

Private pilot licence (PPL) test

You will demonstrate your skill to an approved CAD Examiner by departing for a round trip with two or more landings/turning points enroute. You will be able to show that you can divert to an alternative location and overall, demonstrate competent planning and management of the flight, observing all procedures and rules, navigation, radio work and airmanship before successfully completing the flight.
After passing the PPL Test, you will be issued with the licence which enables you to fly anywhere within EASA countries, solo or with private passengers in daytime visual meteorological conditions. You will no longer require your instructor's permission to undertake a flight as pilot in command.

How will You be trained?

Helimaster Flight School will give you  as  the prospective pilot, the  most important things,  attain a licence with all the skills and theoretical knowledge required to fly both safely and confidently. Cost is a significant factor in flying training and student will be given exellent price. Helimaster Flight School offers and guarantees the highest quality of the ground  and flight training, which is provided with high educated personnel and experienced instructors, both helicopter and  fix wing instructors.

First solo flight

Most students are ready to attempt their first area solo after reaching 17-20 hours. Before you can do so, your first solo must be approved by your instructor, however, to avoid any possibility of subjectivity,you must pass General Flying Progress Test (GFPT). During this test, you will demonstrate to our shool approved testing instructor that you can competently manage the aircraft in all basic phases of flight. If you pass the test, you will be able perform.
Your first solo flight will involve practising take-offs and landings, and general flying within the airport circuit. This is basically a consolidation of everything that you have learned to date, such as operation and effect of controls, straight and level flying, climbing and descending, turning and stalling, for which your instructor found you competent to do on your own.
From this point on, you will focus on preparing for your first area solo where you will demonstrate your ability to fly solo outside the airport circuit but still within the training area used by the school.
Your first solo in the training area will involve practising simulated engine failure during which you will exercise your own judgement, simulate radio calls and trouble checks as well as passenger briefs. It will also include a short navigation exercise to and from the local training area to enable you to demonstrate some chart reading skills.
After the GFPT, you will be able to commence navigation training. The navigation exercises teach the practical skills and airmanship required for flying safely to distant locations plus management of fuel and flight logs, radio communication and transition through different airspace, control zones, unplanned diversions due to weather etc., and circuits at distant locations with landings on different types of surfaces. These skills will then be reinforced and consolidated in preparation for the Private Pilot Licence flight test.

What educational qualifications do You need?

Helimaster flight school does not require any person undertaking an EASA PART pilot's licence to hold formal educational qualifications. The education level required to pass the Private Pilot's licence exams is well within the scope of the average person.