Private Pilot

Learn to fly a helicopter in our renowned flight school

Holders of a private pilot licence may fly a helicopter independently and perform their own rides and trips in Switzerland and abroad. All trainings are performed according to EASA FCL2 standards and therefore recognized throughout Europe. To get your licence, a candidate must complete at least 45 flight hours, pass a theory and practical exam. Thanks to our experience of over 40 years in the helicopter business, we will accompany you here and arrange a program according to your wishes.


Theory subjects

General theory subjects

10 Air Law

Learn the national and international regulations, the structure of the airspace and traffic rules of aviation know.

20 Human Performance

Learn and what influences has to fly on their own bodies are the main organs of the people know.

30 Meteorology

Weathercharts- understand the structure of the atmosphere and the frontal system to recognize dangers early on.

60 Navigation

Card, geographic and magnetic North Pole, coordinate and radio navigation as a basis, to reach the destination safely.

90 VFR comunications

Structure and sequence of standard interviews with air traffic control, special cases, and repetition of aviation weather information and the airspaces.

Helicopter related theory subjects

20 Aircraft knowledge

Learn about the piston and turbine engine, functioning of the individual components and the helicopter onboard instruments knowledge.

30 Flight Performance and planning

Planning, calculate the route to the associated fuel requirements, the weight and center of gravity position and the performance limits of the helicopter.

70 Operating procedures

Peculiarities and special cases of the helicopter flying know in terms of operation and handling on the ground and in the air.

80 Aerodynamics

Lift and drag, airfoils and rotor systems provide the necessary thrust to keep the helicopter in the air.


Once you have acquired a private pilot licence, you may want to continue your training and participate in one of the following courses:

For more information about the requirements, costs and procedure of a private pilot training, please refer to our information brochure “Flight Training”.


Lessons at Fuchs Helicopter Base

Theory courses (E Learning)

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