R44 Type Rating

Robinson R44 Type Rating

Helicentre Aviation operates a fleet of Robinson R44 helicopters across all elements of its flying operations, including training, aerial surveillance and charter.

We have been operating this aircraft for over 15 years and with so much experience across the team, we understand the value of adding this type rating to your licence.

Whether you’re looking to complete a type rating course to fulfill the challenge of flying something bigger, or you’d like to gain experience on type to progress onto flying comercially, we can help.

Pre-entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold an EASA PPL(H) or CPL(H)
  • Hold an EASA Class 2 medical certificate

Course Requirements

  • A minimum of five hours flight instruction
  • Pass a verbal theoretical knowledge assessment
  • Pass a type rating skill test with a CAA examiner

What's included?

Our all-inclusive Robinson R44 type rating course includes the following and is based on the minimum hours required by regulation.

One month’s membership (landing fees, tea, coffee, wifi etc.)
Course materials (flight manual (electronic), checklists etc.)
Five hours Robinson R44 flight instruction
10 hours of classroom-based instruction
Up to one hour aircraft hire for the skill test
Examiner fee for the skill test

You should be aware that it may take longer than the minimum hours in order to meet the standard required to pass the skill test, and you may need to arrange some additional flight training hours.


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Damien, Leicester

“A fantastic hidden gem. The centre has a collection of highly professional and passionate trainers together with a vast knowledge base and training materials. For those who want to learn to fly helicopters, this is THE one-stop-shop”

Lewis, Kent

“I'm an 18 year old trainee pilot, and since my first day here it couldn’t have been better. Helicentre's fleet is state-of-the-art, the staff are amazing and words cannot describe how hard working and down to earth they are. The road to becoming a professional helicopter pilot definitely starts here!”

Lee, London

"Helicentre Aviation has provided the perfect training environment. Their professional and knowledgeable instructors form part of a very friendly, efficient and supportive team. Choosing Helicentre to take my first step into the industry has been the best decision of my flying career so far"