The Robinson R44 is a 4 seat helicopter and probably the world’s most popular helicopter in use right now. For us here at Yorkshire Helicopters, it is our choice for the diverse range of flying that we undertake. The chances are that if you become a helicopter pilot and wish to share the experience with friends or family, then you will find yourself flying an R44.
To fly the R44 as a pilot, you will need to add something called a Type Rating to your licence. This shows that you have been trained in the specifics of this particular helicopter and are legally allowed to fly it.