Private – Part 141

FAA License Requirements - Private Pilot (Part 141)

Flight Requirements:

  • 35 Hours Helicopter Flight Time
  • FLYIT! Professional Simulator Flight Training Device (FTD). An FTD can be used to satisfy a maximum of 15% of the total flight training requirements:

- 20 Hours Dual
- 15 Hours Solo
- 35 Hours ground training
- 35 Hours pre/post flight briefing

Remember: Maximum use of the FTD reduces your overall cost. Talk with us for details.

Physical Requirements:

  • Eighteen is the minimum age required by the Veterans Administration to obtain a pilot license under Part 141. There is no maximum age limit or restriction.
  • Applicants must be in good general health, with eyesight correctable to 20/20 and normal color vision.
  • A flight physical is required by an approved F.A.A. doctor before soloing.

Part 141 Ground School Summary:
Class meets weekly - Please call our office for details.

 

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

  • Introduction To The Helicopter
  • Aerodynamics

 

THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT

  • Safety of Flight
  • Airports, Heliports & Airspace

 

HELICOPTER SYSTEMS & INSTRUMENTS

  • Flight Control Systems
  • Engines and Related Systems
  • Fuel and Electrical Systems
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Flight Instruments

 

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

  • Vision In-Flight
  • Spatial Disorientation
  • Respiration and Altitude
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Performance

 

FLIGHT PLANNING & DECISION-MAKING

  • Planning & Organizing Flights
  • Decision-Making
  • Cockpit Resource Management

 

BASIC NAVIGATION

  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Flight Computers (E6B)
  • Pilotage & Dead Reckoning
  • Sources of Flight Information

 

RADIO NAVIGATION

  • VOR, ADF, LORAN & GPS

 

COMMUNICATIONS & PERFORMANCE

  • Radio Communications
  • Radar and ATC Services
  • Predicting Performance
  • Weight and Balance

 

HOVERING OPERATIONS

  • Flying into Controlled Airspace
  • Proper Radio Use & Practice
  • Helicopter Ops at Controlled Airports

 

PRIMARY MANEUVERS

  • Straight and Level Flight
  • Climbs, Descents and Turns
  • Departures and Approaches

 

ADVANCED MANEUVERS

  • Maximum Performance Takeoff & Climb
  • High-Altitude Operations
  • Rapid Decelerations & Slope Operations
  • Night Operations

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • Autorotations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Systems and Equipment Malfunctions

 

METEOROLOGY FOR PILOTS

  • Basic Weather Theory.
  • Weather Patterns
  • Weather Hazards

 

INTERPRETING WEATHER DATA

  • Printed Reports and Forecasts
  • Graphic Weather Products
  • Sources of Weather Information

 

GROUND OPERATIONS

  • Preflight and Starting
  • Shutdown Procedures
  • Safety Considerations

 

SPECIAL OPERATIONS

  • Confined Area and Pinnacle Operations
  • Float Operations
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