Private pilot fixed wing to private pilot helicopter?

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Private pilot fixed wing to private pilot helicopter?

#1 Post by macdonjo » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:54 pm

Is there an accelerated program to go from fixed wing to rotary for private licenses?
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#2 Post by C-GKNT » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:44 am

Yes...
- a 35 question (I believe) exam focusing primarily on Helicopter aerodynamics and the difference in the CARS that apply to helicopters
- 30 hours helicopter time (a little more than 1/2 is dual, the rest solo)
- flight test

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Re: Private pilot fixed wing to private pilot helicopter?

#3 Post by macdonjo » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:56 pm

You are correct. I just got an email from Transport Canada today with the following information.
There are credits available to pilots holding Private Aeroplane licences.

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 421.27 (6) PPL-H outlines the credits available including a 20 hour ground school credit, an alternate written examination (PHRAC) and a flight experience credit of 15 hours .

The following Transport Canada website link will provide you with all of the licensing requirements for the PPL-H - CAR 421.27:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/r ... htm#421_27
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Re: Private pilot fixed wing to private pilot helicopter?

#4 Post by hoserjoe » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:15 pm

C-GKNT wrote:Yes...
- a 35 question (I believe) exam focusing primarily on Helicopter aerodynamics and the difference in the CARS that apply to helicopters
Good practice exams here: http://www.aerotransport.com
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