What is Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL)?
CHPL stands for Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence. CHPL is used (A) to act as pilot-in-command of any helicopter engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation; (B) to act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation in any helicopter certified for single-pilot operation; and (C) to act as co-pilot in commercial air transportation in any helicopters required to be operated with a co-pilot.
Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL) Ground classes
Towards the CHPL course you will have to demonstrate a sufficient level of theoretical knowledge. To pass the written examination conducted by DGCA you need to achieve a score of at least 70% which is the minimum passing score. We at CAPTESSAR AVIATION help you to pass the written examination conducted by DGCA in easy manner. The sole focus of CAPTESSAR AVIATION is the development of master aviators with the advance knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in various competitive airlines and DGCA exams. Our greatest asset is our experienced instructors. These peoples are seasoned Professionals. Duration of CHPL classes is almost 4 months. Captessar Aviation use video classes, Computer based training, mock tests, and mock interviews to enable students to advance their knowledge and perform well in the exams.
Requirements/Eligibility Criteria for Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL)
An applicant for a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters) shall satisfy the following requirements on the date of joining:—
- Age— Minimum 16 years of age on the date of joining flying training. However 18 years of age is required on the date of application to DGCA to get licence issued.
- Educational Qualification— Class ten plus two with Physics and Mathematics or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board/University.
- Medical Fitness— He shall produce on a prescribed proforma a certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination, during which he shall have established his medical fitness on the basis of compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B.
DGCA papers to be passed for Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL)
Candidate shall pass a written examination in
- Air Regulations,
- Air Navigation,
- Aviation Meteorology
- Technical General and
- Technical Specific
- Signals (practical) examination for interpretation of aural and visual signals as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General
Provided that an applicant in possession of a current Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes) or higher category of a pilot’s licence shall be required to pass an examination in Aircraft and Engines only.
What are the requirements for renewal of Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL)?
Renewal— The licence may be renewed on receipt of satisfactory evidence of the applicant—
(a) Having undergone a medical examination in accordance with para 1(c).
(b) Having satisfactorily completed not less than five hours of flight time as Pilot-in- Command (fifty percent of the flight time as Co-Pilot may be counted towards the requirements of flight time as Pilot-in-Command) of a helicopter within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application for renewal, or in lieu thereof having satisfactorily completed the flying tests as laid down in para 1(h) within the same period.
(c) Having a current Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence for operation of radio telephone apparatus on board an aircraft issued by the Director-General.
What are the privileges of Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL)?
Privileges— Subject to the validity of endorsements and ratings in the licence and compliance with the relevant provisions of Rule 39B, Rule 39C and Rule 42 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, the privileges of the holder of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters) shall be—
(i) to exercise all the privileges of Private Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters);
(ii) to act as pilot-in-command of any helicopter engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation;
(iii) to act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation in any helicopter certified for single-pilot operation; and
(iv) to act as co-pilot in commercial air transportation in any helicopters required to be operated with a co-pilot.
Provided that when passengers are to be carried at night he shall have carried out within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of intended flight not less than five take-offs and five landing patterns and one route check to the satisfaction of an Examiner by night as Pilot-in-Command of a helicopter:
Provided further that for all flights under the Instrument Flight Rules as Pilot-in-Command or as Co-Pilot he shall be required to have current Instrument Rating:
Provided also that on attainment of the age of sixty-five years, such privileges shall be restricted to that of Private Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters).
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