Robinson R44 Transition Training Courses
Upper Limit Aviation presents Robinson R44 Transition Training Courses. Please note that 10 hours of flight instruction is required to meet the FAA’s SFAR 73 requirements for PIC designation. SFAR 73 permits a pilot who has logged dual instruction from an authorized instructor in a Robinson R-22 to apply up to 5 hours of that time toward the 10 flight hour requirement for this course. This course requires 12.5 clock hours and completion time is 1-2 weeks.
Objective of the R44 Transition is Knowledge and Skill
This course is designed to provide a helicopter/rotorcraft-rated pilot with a thorough transition to the Robinson R44 helicopter. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge and skill to competently operate the R44 as a pilot-in-command.
Description of the R44 Transition Course
The student will learn to perform normal and emergency procedures with an emphasis on flight characteristics unique to the R44 and on the performance and limitations of the helicopter. Upon satisfactory completion of the required lessons, the student will receive a written endorsement (required by SFAR 73) to act as Pilot-in-Command of the Robinson R44 helicopter.
- Hold a Private Pilot Rating in Helicopter/Rotorcraft;
- FAA Medical Certificate; and
- Pass the ULA Practical Examination.
The R44 Transition Course includes:
- 5 Hours Dual VFR Flight Training;
- 5 Hours Ground Training; and
- 2.5 Hours Pre/Post Flight.