Pilot initiation & flying school

Mont Blanc Hélicoptère Paris is an organisation approved by the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (French Civil Aviation Authority) and offers a range of training courses to suit your budget and schedule. From initiation to private pilot training to night flying and type rating training, we have five helicopters at your disposal as well as a facility entirely dedicated to learning how to fly a helicopter.

Introductory flight for pilots

Before beginning your training to become a private helicopter pilot, we advise you to undertake an introductory flight. This initial contact with the machine an ideal approach and allows the trainee to quickly become aware of the pleasure and finesse of piloting a helicopter. This initial flight can subsequently be counted as part of your training.

Private pilot training (PPL-H)

Mont Blanc Hélicoptères Paris offers a variety of personalised training courses that can be tailored to suit your schedule and budget. These courses are given all year round by professional pilot instructors.

PPL-H Licence holder privileges: private helicopter pilots may perform the role of pilot in command without remuneration on any helicopter for which they are qualified, whether or not it carries passengers.

Details of the training

Theoretical training :
The theory courses are individual and deal with different practical training topics.
The theory test takes the form of a multiple-choice test, and consists of five modules: Regulations, General aircraft knowledge, Principles of flight, Flight planning and performance, Navigation, Meteorology, Operational procedures, Human performance and its limitations, Communication.

Practical courses:
The practical courses always consist of a briefing, a pre-flight visit, the flight and a debriefing. This method makes it possible to optimise and organise the lessons according to the difficulties or facilities encountered. The trainee must complete a minimum of 45 hours of flight time including: 35 hours of dual-control flight with an instructor, 10 hours of solo flight including one flight of 100 NM with a landing at two different aerodromes.

How to obtain it
THE LICENCE:

– Minimum age: 17 years old.
– Have an up-to-date class 1 or 2 aeronautical medical examination.
– Have passed the theory exam.
– Have completed the practical instruction programme and achieved the level required to take the test.

The statutory minimum:

– 45 hours of flight instruction, including 10 hours solo on board for a student without experience.
– 39 hours for a private pilot aeroplane licence.
– Satisfy the practical tests (about 1 hr 30 min of flight tests).

Professional pilot training (CPL-H)

After obtaining a private pilot licence (PPL-H) and a period of “maturation”, you will be able to access professional pilot training.

Details of the training:

Practical course:
The practical courses always consist of a briefing, a pre-flight visit, the flight and a debriefing. This method makes it possible to optimise and organise the lessons according to the difficulties or facilities encountered. The trainee must complete a minimum of 35 hours of flight, 20 hours of VFR, 10 hours of VSV / 5 hours for holders of a valid IR(A), and 5 hours of night flight training (except for holders of night flight clearance).

Admission requirements:
– Be at least 18 years old
– Hold a Class 1 medical certificate
– Have passed the commercial pilot theory exam conducted in an EASA certified organisation (contact on request)
– Have a minimum of 155 flying hours

Type rating

You are already a pilot and would like to fly a new type of helicopter. Mont Blanc Hélicoptères Paris offers you training for qualifications such as:

RH22

Theoretical training: 16 hours
Practical training: 6 hours
Theoretical examination: 1 hour
Practical examination: 1 hr 30 min

RH44

Theoretical training: 16 hours
Practical training: 6 hours
Theoretical examination: 1 hour
Practical examination: 1 hr 30 min

AS350 / H125

Theoretical training: 16 hours
Practical training: 6 hours
Theoretical examination: 1 hour
Practical examination: 1 hr 30 min

Night flying

Offering two illuminated runways, Toussus-le-noble airport is open every evening until 22:30. You will have access to an infrastructure that is dedicated to night flying.

5 hours of theoretical training minimum.
3 hours of dual-control flight time minimum.
2 hours of solo flight minimum including 5 complete circuits.