Helicopter Flight School

Self Flight Hire (H)

VVB Aviation Self Flight Hire Helicopter

TrainingCongratulations you have passed your PPL(H), you have achieved something that most people only dream about!

Now is the time to build upon your knowledge and experience gained during training by increasing your pilot in command hours. This period in your flying development is known as hours building or heli-adventuring. As part of this stage you may wish to attend advanced flying courses or conversion training.


The world is your oyster, our helicopters are available for self-fly hire 7 days a week. Make the most of your new found freedom and get heli-adventuring.
Instructors are available seven days a week to assist with any aspect of your flying. If you feel that you need a refresher course, call and book in the diary. Help and advice is always at hand.

Questions & Requirements

How do I keep my licence current? - The PPL(H) licence itself is valid for life. Renewal is merely an administrative exercise, provided you have kept your licence current. To use your PPL(H) there are two main requirements:

Provided you fly regularly this should be nothing for you to worry about. Also to meet insurance requirements and for flight safety you are required to fly at least every 30 days, or you will need a short check flight with an instructor. Further to carry passengers, you must have done at least three take-offs and landings within the last 3 months.

Licence Proficiency Check (LPC)

A licence proficiency check (LPC) must be taken annually in order to maintain currency of your helicopter type rating. At VVB Aviation we have both internal and external CAA authorised examiners, and can provide you with a revalidation up to 3 months prior to LPC expiry date, or renewal of the Robinson R22, Robinson R44 & Bell 206 / 206L.

The requirement for revalidation (provided the rating is current) is to have flown two hours in the previous 12 months (including the LPC which typically lasts around 40 minutes). If the rating has lapsed then two hours must have been completed in the previous 12 months before the LPC can be taken. If you haven't managed to log the full two hours, then one of our instructors will be pleased to fly with you and complete some pre-LPC training.

We are available to conduct LPC's seven days a week and for type ratings which have expired by more than five years, we can arrange a course of training (minimum of two hours) to bring you up to the standard required to pass the LPC. In this case the type exam (multiple choice) must also be taken. To discuss your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us and we will get you booked in.

Fleet for Hire

VVB Aviation Helicopter - R22

VVB Aviation Helicopter - R44

VVB Aviation Helicopter - BELL RANGER

VVB Aviation Helicopter - TWIN SQUIRREL

Flight Price List

VVB Aviation Helicopter Price List