Pilot Training

NCCH in collaboration with RotorSky offer a holistic set of training courses. Details can be seen below and for any further information please contact info@ncch.aero.


Instrument Ratings

Professional helicopter operation is undergoing some fundamental improvements while applying instrument flight rules and expanding the abilities to fly even if weather does not allow visual operation. Many operators worldwide are about to implement ‘point-in-space’ operation, meaning to navigate to a selected point-in-space under IFR and then continuing to the landing site in VFR.

An instrument rating allows the pilot to fly in IMC safely and it is a substantial contribution for safe and efficient operation. Performance Based Navigation (PBN) uses GPS data to assist the pilot flying on predefined tracks and even to perform high precision approaches to the landing area. NCCH and RotorSky exclusively use latest simulation technology allowing full PBN procedures.


Type Ratings

Initial or Additional Type Rating

Type training and the checks for receiving the type rating are offered for the H135 and H145 family. NCCH is always focused on the latest variant of the specific types, but could also offer type rating on older variants.

All our courses are based on Operational Suitability Data (OSD) issued by the helicopter OEM and are approved by the competent authority. Our goal is to make the training as efficient as possible to ensure highest quality at a reasonable price level.

Initial and additional type rating courses are available for H145 D2 (BK117 D2) and H135 T3 (EC135 T3H). For older variants we offer difference training or even a customized solution on request.

The NCCH instructors are all high professionals, many of them built up on their experience gained in military operation, now serving for commercial operators. We put substantial effort on instructor standardization and ensure that each and every instructor performs the courses at the same high-quality level.

Difference Training

For pilots holding type ratings for other variants of the specific types also difference courses are offered. All those difference trainings are based on Operational Suitability Data (OSD) issued by the helicopter OEM and are approved by the competent authority. Our goal is to make the training as efficient as possible to ensure highest quality at a reasonable price level.

For your specific request, please contact us via info@ncch.aero


Recurrent Training

Standard Course

NCCH in collaboration with RotorSky offer a standard recurrent training package for H135 and H145, consisting of 24 hours classroom training, 12 hours of practical training (6 hours as Pilot in Command and 6 hours as Pilot Monitoring) plus 2 hours of check flight. The course is fully based on OEM recommendations and fulfills all requirements given by EASA. We assist to achieve approvals from your competent authorities.

The course typically is a five-day course with theoretical and practical lessons each day and includes all lessons, training material, food, beverages, hotel accommodation and transportation from and to SVG airport.

Tailored Course

Many operators have specific requirements for their recurrent training. We are more than happy to offer you a tailored course, fulfilling all your specific content related issues along with any requirements regarding timing and organization.

We are more than convinced that you will enjoy our outstanding service culture not ending with the delivery of top-quality training.

For your specific request, please contact us via info@ncch.aero


Night Vision Training

NVG’s are used as an aid for night flying during visual meteorological conditions (VMC) only. They had been developed to improve the envelope and performance of flight operations and not to be used as a tool to help pilots take unacceptable high risks. Pilots always have to ensure permanent situational awareness in such a quality, that they if any part of the NVIS fails, they can safely continue operations under visual flight rules (VFR). NVGs are not designed to see through clouds or any other view limiting factor (e.g.: fog, etc.). Flight Operations must always comply with NVFR weather minimums to ensure flight safety during a flight.

To be effective and to provide an appropriate level of safety, the NVIS training philosophy would be based on a two-tiered approach: basic and advanced NVIS training. The basic NVIS training would serve as the baseline standard for all pilots seeking an NVIS endorsement. The content of this initial training would not be dependent on any operational requirements. The training required for any individual pilot should consider the previous NVIS flight experience.

The advanced training would build on the basic training by focusing on developing specialized skills required to operate a helicopter during NVIS operations in a particular operational environment. Furthermore, while there is a need to stipulate minimum flight hour requirements for an NVIS endorsement, the training should also be event-based. This necessitates that operators be exposed to all of the relevant aspects, or events, of NVIS flight in addition to acquiring a minimum number of flight hours.