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Type Rating Conversion



After you have gained your helicopter licence many people choose to convert onto a different type of helicopter. Many people choose to do this for more passenger seats or to upgrade from a piston engine helicopter to a turbine engine helicopter. Helicentre have all its fleet approved on our EASA ATO allowing us to conduct helicopter type conversion courses in an approved structured way.

A helicopter type rating course lasts for a minimum of 5 flying hours on most types of helicopters. Ground school is also included and a ground exam must be passed before taking the flight test. The ground exam can be sat at Helicentre and we have an on site examiner to conduct the Licencing Skills Test (LST).

Once you have gained an additional type on your licence to keep it current you need to fly a minimum of 2 hours on that type in the previous 12 months and pass a Proficiency Check (PC).


Due to the latest Government Lockdown, some of services are currently restricted HOWEVER under special circumstances we are operational for dedicated Charter Flights and one to one Professional Training.

We are still here for you 24/7 - 365 days a year for enquiries, please call or email and we will come back to you with options or advice as very soon as possible, our 24/7 contact is by email on or alternatively do call our Head Office on 0151 448 0388 between the hours of 0900 and 1700, 7 days per week.

Please Note; We have taken all of the necessary precautions to ensure that our customer's health, safety and wellbeing is our main priority, as always, and do have strict cleaning procedures and Social Distancing measures in place at all times.

From the whole team, stay safe, stay well and we hope to hear from you soon!