KIT BUILT HELICOPTERS
The helicopters can also be built and flown in India using kits imported from USA or Canada, under the Amateur / Experimental Built category in which an individual has to do 51% of the assembly work himself so as to qualify for that registration.
Refer to DGCA car on Amateur / Experimental built Aircraft for complete details. The kits for Amateur / Experimental built Aircraft which have been approved by the FAA (USA) (See list) are considered approved by DGCA, hence any of those can be imported and build in India.
The base price of these machines goes appreciably down as the individual himself builds them and they are registered and operated in Amateur / Experimental category and do not have a regular certificate of Airworthiness. The individual can install any instrument and avionics, like Auto pilot or IFR Instruments to ease up his flying experience.
These machines can be used only for sport or leisure flying or as a personal means of transportation and can be parked and flown from your backyard after prior permission from the Govt Agencies. They cannot be given or leased out for hire and reward. The kit built helicopters are Rotorway helicopters, Safari helicopters, Mosquito helicopters and a few more and have one to four seats configuration.
These kit built helicopters cost somewhere between 30 lac to 1.5 Cr INR. We at Jai Aviation rent our premises for building airplanes and helicopters and also provide building assistance and organise paperwork required for the registration and operation.
This service is for all aspirants intending to build and fly their machines. Who Can Fly a Helicopter There is no Ultralight helicopter license issued, hence to fly any kind of helicopter, at least a helicopter pilots licence is mandatory, the norms for issuing a license are similar to that of a Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane.
Mosquito Ultralight Helicopter – Single Seat
The syllabus and course content for obtaining a helicopter pilot licence is given in the DGCA website, follow the link to know more.