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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).

7th May UPDATE

Due to the further easing of restrictions we are pleased to say that from Monday 17th May we are able to safely welcome you back on-board with Helicentre.

We are once again OPEN for Charter Flights, Instructional Training, Trial Lessons and Pleasure Flights, we are here for you 24/7 - 365 Days a year for Commercial or Private use.

Please note that we have taken all of the necessary precautions to ensure that our customer's safety and wellbeing is our main priority, as always, and do have strict cleaning procedures and Social Distancing measures in place at all times. If you require any further information on this, please do not hesitate to request via email or phone.

Please carry on to our website or call us TODAY on 0151 448 0388 between the hours of 0900 and 1700, 7 days per week or email on for a response within 24 hours.

We hope to hear from you soon!