Helicopter Type Ratings Courses
Castle Air Academy offer specific Type Rating training on the following types:
- Bell 206B3
The Academy also offers ‘differences’ training between the AW109E and AW109S helicopters, subject to the relevant Type Ratings held.
To start the B206 type rating course it is only necessary to hold a current helicopter licence and medical.
For an additional twin engine type rating the applicant will need to have a current licence with another twin engine type listed and medical.
To start a course for the first issue of a twin engine helicopter, the applicant must have completed either ATPL(H) ground exams or hold a course completion certificate for a specific twin engine pre entry course (we can assist with how to achieve this).
Helicopter Type Ratings Course Content
The course starts with a thorough theoretical briefing on the helicopters construction, systems and modes of operation.
This is followed by the flying course, the duration of which will depend on your previous experience and ratings already held.
Finally there is a skill test, which will be tailored depending on specific requirements.
Type Rating courses are offered with two options:
- a three hour aircraft test plus a skills test
- an eight hour aircraft test plus a skills test
Please contact us to obtain more information on prices, course dates and any specific pre-requisites to attending Helicopter Type Ratings Courses.
“I felt very well prepared for all the flying training following excellent and thorough ground instruction delivered by highly experienced instructors. The quality of the simulator provided an excellent foundation for flying the aircraft. The staff were all very approachable and always readily available to answer questions. Overall the course was very well organised and provided an excellent lead in to a career in commercial aviation.“
– Ed Braycotton
Navy to Civilian Conversion (subsequently employed by Castle Air on commercial charters)