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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).

Following the latest government advice on the spread of COVID-19, we have now temporarily closed our offices at both Liverpool and Manchester and have taken all precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our Customers, Pilots and Operational staff.

However, within the guidelines we would like to reassure you that we do remain operational for important charters, essential travel, future bookings/enquiries and general advice.

We are still here for you 24/7 - 365 Days a year for Commercial or Private use.

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 the office numbers below between the hours of 0900 and 1700, 7 days per week.

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