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Training and flight simulator

We can train you!

Helicopters are one of the most complex man-made aircraft, fascinating young and old alike. 

Whether you are looking for a breathtaking hobby as the holder of a private pilot licence, would like to become a commercial pilot
or extend your current licence in various ways–we have the right training courses for you!

As one of the major helicopter companies in German-speaking countries, we cover a unique range of applications:
VIP passenger transport, cargo flights in the mountains, flights for the offshore industry, emergency logistics, express transport and air rescue. 


We will share our entire experience in the above-mentioned fields with you during your basic and advanced training, guaranteeing you high-quality instruction in all areas.

Your training takes place on the same helicopter types as those used by us in our commercial flight operations.
All our flight instructors are regularly on duty on these helicopters and have extensive expert knowledge, which they are pround to share with our students.

Our state-of-the-art, well-maintained fleet of single and multi-engine helicopters is supplemented during training by our FNPT II flight simulator. This not only enables us to simulate important emergency procedures already during basic training, but also allows us to train for advanced certifications for multi-crew cooperation (MCC) or provide training in instrument flight rules (IR). In addition, we use so-called “full flight” simulators for the corresponding helicopter types.

It is very important to us that training is tailored to the specific needs of each student and we will be happy to consider your
requests and adapt the training to the requirements of each student to the greatest extent possible.

What makes us special?

AN EXPERIENCED TEAM

Our instructors have many years of flight experience, numerous flight hours and are regularly on duty in a wide variety of areas.

We also focus on promoting young talent to be able to maintain and expand our experience and quality in the long run.

A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS

From basic training to specialised advanced training 
–everything is possible for us.

A BROAD RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Thanks to our wide-ranging experience, we are professionals in the field:
From utility flights to supply offshore wind farms to
shuttle services for VIP passenger transport. We will be happy to share our extensive experience with you.

OPTIMUM CONDITIONS

Thanks to our wide-ranging experience, we are professionals in the field: From utility flights to supply the offshore wind farms to shuttle services for VIP passenger transport. We will be happy to share our extensive experience with you.

Training fleet

The right model for all training applications

AS350

AS355

EC135

H145

A109 S and A109 SP

Training courses

PPL

Private pilot licence

Theoretical content

Prerequisites

Air lawMinimum age on first solo flight:
16 years
Human performanceMinimum age for licence: 17 years
MeteorologyMedical certificate
Class 1 or 2
CommunicationValid background check
(according to section 7 LuftSiG)
Principles of flightExtract from the Fitness to Drive Register (FAER), not older than 6 months
Operational proceduresProof of identity
(official ID)
Flight performance and flight planningDeclaration concerning pending criminal proceedings
Aircraft general knowledge2 ID photos
Navigation

    Practical training

    If you have no prior aviation knowledge, we will teach you all the procedures you need to know as a private pilot in at least 45 flight hours.

    After the basic flight training with hover flight exercises, instruction in aerodrome traffic and various emergency procedures, we will continue with navigation flights and general flight procedures, such as landing on slopes and radio navigation flights, before we jointly tackle the exam preparation.

    Of the practical contents described above, you will also spend at least 10 flight hours alone in the cockpit. Both the solo hours in aerodrome traffic (5 h) and the cross country navigation (5 h) serve as the best possible preparation for  your solo flights after acquiring your licence.

    After intensive preparation, the practical exam is taken in the presence of an expert from the Federal Aviation Authority. It usually takes place at your training location and is carried out on a helicopter model you are familiar with.

      CPL

      Commercial pilot licence (modular)

      Theoretical content

      Prerequisites

      Air lawMinimum age at the start of training:
      17 years

      Airframe, systems, electronics, engines

      Minimum age for licence: 18 years

      Instruments

      Class 1 medical certificate

      Mass and load

      Valid background check
      (according to section 7 LuftSiG)

      Flight planning

      Extract from the Fitness to Drive Register (FAER), not older than 6 months

      Flight performance

      Proof of identity
      (official ID)

      Human performance

      Declaration concerning pending criminal proceedings

      Meteorology

      Proof of first aider course, not older than 12 months

      Navigation general knowledge

      Proof of knowledge of mathematics, physics and English

      Radio navigation

      Private pilot licence, radiotelephony operator’s certificate, proof of flight hours

      Operational procedures

      2 ID photos

      Aerodynamics

      Communication (VFR)

        Practical training

        Follow the path to your dream job as a helicopter pilot while enjoying maximum flexibility—with our modular commercial pilot training!

        This course consists of three clearly structured modules and is suitable for all those who do not wish or are unable to acquire their licence in the context of a full-time programme. This not only gives you flexibility in terms of timing, but also allows you to divide the costs of the training to suit your needs.

        It all starts with obtaining the traditional private pilot licence. In this module you will not only have at least 45 hours of flying experience, upon completion you will also have the PPL(H) licence and will be able to fly high with your friends and relatives. This is the basic prerequisite for module 2, during which you will add further flight hours. This part of the training is about building up the necessary experience of a total of 155 flight hours. Our fleet is at your disposal for chartering at any time, so you can arrange your flights according to your needs.
        After having built up the required flight hours, you will move on to the final part of your training and, thus, to the final module 3. Not only in the following 35 flight hours, but also the theoretical part of this course will lay the foundation for your future career as a commercial pilot and you will be instructed in all the practical and theoretical aspects of your future profession. Another huge advantage of modular commercial pilot training is that you will get the ATPL(H) theory credits and thereby fulfil the prerequisites for flying multi-engine helicopters.

        As in the continuous training course, night flight authorisation will be an integral part of your training.

        After intensive preparation, the practical exam is taken in the presence of an expert from the Federal Aviation Authority. It usually takes place at your training location and is carried out on a helicopter model you are familiar with.

         

          ATPL

          Instrument rating

          Theoretical content

          Prerequisites

          Air lawPPL(H) with night qualification, ATPL(H) or CPL(H) licence, at least 50 hours of cross country flight time as the pilot in command of helicopters or aircraft, of which at least 10 hours on helicopters

          General knowledge of aircraft / on-board instruments

          Class 1 or class 2 medical certificate (depending on licence)

          Flight planning and monitoring

          Valid background check (according to section 7 LuftSiG)

          Human performance

          Extract from the Fitness to Drive Register (FAER), not older than 6 months

          Meteorology

          Extract from the Fitness to Drive Register (FAER), not older than 6 months

          Radio navigation

          Proof of identity
          (official ID)

          IFR communication

          Type rating for the type on which you want to take the IR(H) exam

          Licence, radiotelephony certificate, proof of flight hours

          2 ID photos

            Similar to planes, helicopters are allowed to fly in weather conditions that would not allow flying according to visual flight rules (VFR). To be able to do so, you need instrument rating IR(H) which authorises you to fly certified aircraft according to instrument flight rules (IFR).

              FI

              Flight instructor

              Prerequisites

              Minimum age at the start of training: 18 years

              Valid background check (according to section 7 LuftSiG)

              PPL or CPL licence

              Radiotelephony certificate (BZF 1)

              250 flight hours

              • of which 100 h as PIC, if CPL holder
              • of which 200 h as PIC, if PPL holder, CPL theory

              10 hours of instrument flight training

              • of which no more than 5 hours in the simulator

              20 hours of VFR cross country flight

                Practical training

                Are you passionate about helicopter flying and would like to share your passion with others? Why not teach them how to fly and become a flying instructor? HTM makes it possible.

                We will not only deepen your theoretical knowledge and practical skills, but also train you in the methods and didactics to empower you to convey what you have learned to flight students in the best possible manner.

                With just 250 flight hours experience, you can obtain your flight instructor’s licence and, in a total of 125 hours of theory and 30 hours of practical training, learn how to optimally train future pilots.

                Once you have passed the exam, your teaching licence will be valid for 3 years and then have to be renewed. In the beginning your flight instructor licence for helicopters FI(H) will be limited and expand bit by bit with increasing teaching experience. Training private and commercial pilots, granting type ratings and later maybe even training flight instructors—all this will now be your responsibility.

                  MCC

                  Multi Crew Cooperation VFR

                  Practical training

                  For flights according to visual flight rules (VFR):
                  15 hours in the FNPT-II flight simulator

                  For flights according to instrument flight rules (IFR):
                  20 hours in the FNPT-II flight simulator

                  In both cases you will be the “pilot flying” for half of the hours to be completed and the “pilot monitoring” for the other half.

                  Theoretical training

                  The training comprises 25 hours of theory. In this part of the training, you will learn the basics of “multi-crew cooperation”.

                  Throughout the training, the emphasis is on crew cooperation during the standard and non-standard procedures and, of course, also during emergency procedures.

                    MCC

                    Multi Crew Cooperation IR

                    Practical training

                    For flights according to visual flight rules (VFR):
                    15 hours in the FNPT-II flight simulator

                    For flights according to instrument flight rules (IFR):
                    20 hours in the FNPT-II flight simulator

                    In both cases you will be the “pilot flying” for half of the hours to be completed and the “pilot monitoring” for the other half.

                    Theoretical training

                    The training comprises 25 hours of theory. In this part of the training, you will learn the basics of “multi-crew cooperation”.

                    Throughout the training, the emphasis is on crew cooperation during the standard and non-standard procedures and, of course, also during emergency procedures.

                      Description of licences

                      Flight licences acquired outside of Europe or the EASA area of application are not or only partially recognised by the German Federal Aviation Authority.

                      In order to be able to exercise your rights as a pilot in Germany or another European country and you are therefore required to repeat certain training courses.

                      The amount of training required depends on whether you wish to fly privately or commercially and on your previous experience.

                      We would be honoured to support you on your path to an EASA licence and will be happy to advise you.

                      Simulator training

                      Simulator training in FNPT II type EC135

                      No matter which training you choose: We guarantee that you will receive the best possible training. To keep this promise, our training uses state-of-the-art equipment, including our type EC135 flight simulator FNPT II.

                      The simulator gives us the opportunity to simulate and intensify specific flight procedures throughout all training courses and thus prepare you in the best way possible for your career as a pilot.
                      Be it in general flight procedures during private pilot training, radio navigation on your way to becoming a commercial pilot, or instruction in flying according to instrument flight rules for the IR(H) rating through the most realistic simulation flights—you will be prepared for basically all situations.

                      Why simulator training?

                      Training certain procedures is much more efficient in the simulator because:

                      • Pilots do not experience actual stress (freeze situation)
                      • Emergency training can be conducted, but without the actual risks
                      • Training of IFR and MCC procedures
                      • Specific situations can easily be repeated at any time.

                      Pilots can

                      • train scenarios that could not be trained in an actual helicopter or would be risky;
                      • complete a variety of take-off and landing procedures from any airport or helipad as well as from offshore platforms or mountainous terrain;
                      • concentrate on radio navigation when acquiring radio navigation skills;
                      • fly in poor weather conditions such as snow or heavy rain, which we can realistically simulate in the simulator, and train for specific weather conditions (instrument meteorological conditions);
                      • fly according to instrument flight rules, MCC.

                      Why do we use this simulator type?

                      We operate with more than 12 Airbus EC135 helicopters and use them frequently in commercial aviation according to instrument flight rules as well as in offshore operations.

                      Our training is therefore oriented on the future field of operation.

                      The flight simulator is used for a variety of training purposes:

                      Instrument rating certificate IR(H)

                      IMC training

                      Integrated and modular courses, e.g. for ATPL(H) commercial pilot licence, CPL(H) traffic pilot licence

                      Multi-crew cooperation training (MCC)

                      Offshore and oil rig approaches

                      Training of normal processes and emergency situations

                      Flight instructor and refresher courses

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                      HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH

                      Willy-Messerschmitt-Straße 1
                      82024 Taufkirchen near Munich

                      Tel: +49 (0)89 649 5550 0

                      Fax: +49 (0)89 649 5550 191

                      office-muenchen@helitravel.de

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