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Helicopter add on.

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FAA Regulations, Helicopter, Private Pilot

What would it take for a private pilot in fixed wing add on a helicopter cert? 

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  1. Sam Dawson on Jan 26, 2013

    Money. Lots of money.
    I’ll be here all night.

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  2. Sam Dawson on Jan 26, 2013

    Seriously FAR 61.63
    (b) Additional aircraft category rating. A person who applies to add a category rating to a pilot certificate:

    (1) Must complete the training and have the applicable aeronautical experience.

    (2) Must have a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor attesting that the person was found competent in the appropriate aeronautical knowledge areas and proficient in the appropriate areas of operation.

    (3) Must pass the practical test.

    (4) Need not take an additional knowledge test, provided the applicant holds an airplane, rotorcraft, powered-lift, weight-shift-control aircraft, powered parachute, or airship rating at that pilot certificate level.”

    So when you go through the portion of FAR 61 that deals with getting a private pilot helicopter rating, where you see “in a helicopter” you need that time.

    In addition you would go to the additional rating table in the PTS for the check ride.

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  3. jacob conell on Jan 26, 2013

    So pretty much a ppl with out the written test.

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  4. Sam Dawson on Jan 26, 2013

    No. Fewer hours and the check ride is shorter.

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