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VVB Aviation Helicopter CPL

TrainingIf you are looking to continue your flight training, then VVB can provide the following courses if required tailor training to your personal requirements.

expandNight Qualification

Course


VVB Aviation offers a night rating course, which will allow you to fly at night. This rating covers any aircraft types that you are licensed to fly. Night is defined as the starting 30 minutes after sunset and ending 30 minutes before sunrise. Pilots must have a minimum of 100 hours of flight time as Pilot of helicopters after the issue of the PPL(H) including 60 hours as Pilot in Command and 20 hours cross country flying.

The Night Qualification Course consists of:
  • 5 hours theoretical knowledge instruction
  • 5 hours night flying
  • Including 3 hours of dual instruction and 5 solo night circuits, each circuit including a take-off and landing.
  • expandIMC Rating

    IMC Rating


    The course consists of a minimum of 15 hours dual. The basic instrument flying techniques demonstrated during the PPL will be revised and improved, introducing more advanced instrument flying skills. The UK IMC rating is designed as a 'get you out of trouble' qualification and not as a replacement for the IR.

    Flight Training


  • 15 hours dual instruction
  • Not less than 10 hours of the course must be flown with sole reference to the instruments.
  • Ground Study

  • Minimum of 20 hours of theoretical knowledge training covering:


  • Physiological Factors
  • Flight Instruments
  • Aeronautical Information Service
  • Flight Planning
  • Privileges of the IMC Rating

  • Requirements to apply for IMC


  • 25 hours experience as a pilot since date of application for PPL (A)
  • The 25 hours must include 10 hours PIC of which 5 hours must be cross country flights
  • IMC rating course flying (15 hours) may be included in the 25 hours experience
  • A Flight Radio-telephony Operators Licence
  • expandRobinson Safety Course

    Course Content


    This course is designed for a range of pilot abilities, from those who have not held their PPL (H) for very long, to experienced pilots. The aim is to assist you in reaching a greater level of aircraft knowledge and safety awareness.

    The course is based on two days of ground school conducted by Captain Dick Sanford the UK based Robinson representative. There is also 2 hours of flight training to conduct to complete the course. This will need to be booked in separately soon after the ground school course has finished.
    The course curriculum includes a review of past R22 and R44 accidents, their causes and how they could be avoided, helicopter theory, and critical flight conditions. The course also covers the R22 and R44 Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) and Manoeuvre Guide and R22 Flight Training Guide, an in-depth look at the R22 and R44 systems and a review of maintenance and pre-flight procedures, a course review, written examination and critique.



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    expandFire Training

    Course Content


    This course is designed for a range of pilot abilities, from those who have not held their PPL (H) for very long, to experienced pilots. The aim is to assist you in reaching a greater level of aircraft knowledge and safety awareness.



    Upcoming Events


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    Feel free to call us and make that booking at any time on 020 8953 0584. We look forward to taking your call.

    expandFirst Aid

    Requirements


    VVB's First Aid course, run by a professional and qualified first aid instructor, is aimed at pilots and ground crew who must complete a tri-annual first aid training course.

    Basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations is covered, as well as managing an incident, the priorities of first aid, treatment of an unconscious casualty, resuscitation, shock, choking, seizures, bleeding and common workplace injuries.
    If you are looking to work as rotary / fixed wing ground crew, or need to sit a first aid course to fulfil the requirements of EASA / JAR OPS 3 in order to fly commercial air transport (public transport) flights, this course is for you.




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    expandLicence Proficiency Check (LPC)
    A licence proficiency check (LPC) must be taken annually in order to maintain currency of your aircraft 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.
    expandCrew Resource Management

    Course Content


    This course is designed for aircrew that are intending to operate Commercial Air Transport. The course last's for one day, and encompasses:

  • Human error and reliability, error chains, prevention and detection.
  • Company safety: SOPs and organisational factors.
  • Stress, stress management, fatigue and vigilance.
  • Information acquisition and processing, situational awareness.
  • Decision-making
  • Communications and coordination inside and outside of the cockpit.
  • Leadership and team behaviour.
  • Automation philosophy – as required
  • Specific type-related differences – as required
  • Case based studies
  • Feel free to call us and make that booking at any time on 020 8953 0584. We look forward to taking your call.

    expandRadiotelephony
    Communication between Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the flight deck, is one of the most important and recognised characteristic of a pilot to assist the safe and smooth operation of aircraft.

    VVB offer a comprehensive short two days Radiotelephony Course which includes the ability to communicate General operating procedures, Phraseology and aerodrome air traffic control services. Within Phraseology VVB look to build a general knowledge on radar phraseology, which includes approach control, area control, emergency RTF procedures, transmission of aerodrome information and miscellaneous flight handling. This knowledge is then applied to a practical application of RT phraseology and procedures, which involve departures, climb/descend, leave and change frequencies, position reporting, MATZ penetration, emergency procedures, SVFR clearances and arrival procedures and circuit joining.