The basic course is a compulsory part of a PPL (H) basic training or retraining on a new type of helicopter. The basis for this course is the manual of the manufacturer (Pilot Operating Handbook). Depending on the complexity of the system, the following subject areas will be developed in class lessons within about 10 to 50 hours:
• Emergency Procedures
• Normal Procedures
• Weight & balance
• System Description
Another important part of the basic course is the pre-flight check, which every pilot has to do before the flight.