Helicopter Flight Examiners hold a lot of responsibility, setting the standards across the industry and ensuring that they are maintained. With your Flight Examiner rating, you will start by conducting Proficiency Checks and PPL(H) skills tests. From here, you can advance your examining to cover CPL(H) skills tests before moving up to become a TRE(H) – Type Rating Examiner. With the TRE(H) under your belt, you have the ability to proceed onto conducting Operator Proficiency Checks for companies holding an AOC – Air Operator Certificate.
This rating puts you near the top of the ladder throughout the helicopter industry, commands respect and opens up opportunities in your flying career.
Flight Examiner Refresher Seminars
We also offer Flight Examiner Refresher Seminars for those whose flight examiner rating is within a year of expiry. These tend to run three times per year.
Our next seminar is taking place at White Waltham in 2019 (Exact date TBC)
Flight Examiner Rating Requirements
To initially become an examiner, you must:
Hold an equivalent rating or licence and have the privilege to instruct for this
Be qualified to act as Pilot in Command of the aircraft during the test/check
Not have been subject to any sanctions on their licence or ratings during the last 3 years
Helicopter Services then offer Examiner Standardisation courses which include:
A comprehensive groundschool section, explaining:
Insurance requirements and fees
Other countries’ procedures
You will also conduct at least 2 full proficiency checks or skills tests for the type of examining you are seeking the privileges for.
You will then be required to demonstrate your competence as an examiner to either a CAA examiner or a Senior Examiner specifically authorised by the CAA.