This syllabus provides a comprehensive and integrated flight and ground school training program. Based on the textbook Principles of Helicopter Flight
by Walter J. Wagtendonk, the curriculum in this syllabus helps
instructors and students complete the Private Pilot certificate course
with a Helicopter rating. Effective for both Part 141 and Part 61
programs, the syllabus will ensure all experience and knowledge
requirements have been met.
Flight lessons are presented side-by-side with their corresponding
ground lessons. Optional Reviews are included in each stage, allowing
students to review material when necessary yet still follow the syllabus
to maintain progress. Instructor endorsements, stage exams, airman
certificate rating application (Form 8710), and a checkride checklist
This syllabus will take the student from start to finish in an
efficient and logical manner, with the ultimate goal of achieving
Private Pilot Helicopter certification.