HeliOperations News

Military Aircraft Over Portland

On 16th May 2022 in News

HeliOperations continues to host a number of visits from military aircraft for whom we provide fuel and other services. The US Air Force CV22 ‘Osprey’ aircraft are particularly distinctive and popular visitors to the Portland Heliport. Based at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, their tiltrotor design allows for both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and short…

Munty’s Adult Day Care

On 14th May 2022 in News

HeliOperations has been delighted to support a number of visits by Muntsy’s, a Portland based organisation that provides support to adults with learning disabilities or additional support requirements. Our staff enjoyed showing our visitors around the facilities and aircraft and how we fly and maintain the Sea Kings operated from Portland. Munsty’s are now regular…

Full capability at Somerton following MAA Audits

On 10th May 2022 in News

HeliOperations has continued to develop our facility at Somerton in South Somerset. Following extensive work with our regulator, the Military Aviation Authority, we are now able to undertake a wide range of activity there including maintenance, the recovery of spares and the preservation of the aircraft and other spares held in storage. As HeliOperations develops,…

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022

On 25th Apr 2022 in News

Developing Assets (UK) which trades as HeliOperations has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales. HeliOperations is one of 225 UK organisations to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise which recognizes exceptional short-term growth in overseas sales during the last three years.

Helicopter Pilot Training

On 21st Apr 2022 in Training

From our facility within the Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose, near Helston in Cornwall, HeliOperations provides unrivalled simulator and other training capabilities. Representing a Sea King cockpit, our simulator uses modern high-fidelity visuals and a six-axis motion platform for all aspects of pilot training from Ab-Initio though to full-mission scenarios and pre-theatre preparation in environments…

New Hanger Update

On 6th Nov 2021 in News

Earlier this week HeliOperations received unanimous support from all planning committee members at a Dorset planning meeting. HeliOperations are most grateful to the people of Portland for this support and look forward to increased involvement with the local community and the opportunity to create more jobs. A big thanks to Mr Richard McManus and his…

NVG (Night Vision Goggles) Training

On 27th Jul 2021 in Equipment,News,Training

UK-based HeliOperations is taking the lead in teaching commercial helicopter crews how to fly on night vision goggles. Its former military pilots are passing on their skills to benefit a growing range of non-combat-related operations. Recently featured in RotorHub Magazine, HeliOperations has developed a NVG training syllabus that is suitable for commercial, parapublic and military…

Work Experience Students

On 26th Jul 2021 in News

HeliOperations was delighted to host three local students from All Saints Academy, Wyke Regis, for a period of work experience this week. The students spent time in a number of HeliOperations’ departments including Operations and Engineering, where they learnt a little about what goes into delivering our flying training, as well as helping with some…

The Heliport, Portland – Proposed Hangar

On 23rd Mar 2021 in News

HeliOperations have applied to Dorset Council for planning permission for Erection of a Building for the servicing and maintenance of helicopters and additional facilities incidental to an existing heliport use. That application is currently being considered under reference WP/20/00467/OUT.

Finley the Sea King Helicopter

On 26th Feb 2021 in News

Finley Eckersley is HeliOperations number one fan, he loves to watch our Sea King helicopters take to the skies at our training base in Portland. Finley and his dad got invited to take a tour of HeliOps Portland earlier this year. And to their surprise, HeliOperations CEO Steve Gladston formally agreed to name a Sea…

Night Vision Imaging System Training

On 11th Feb 2021 in Training

HeliOperations is delighted to be able to offer an EASA Standard Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) qualification, suitable for both civil and military customers using its own state of the art, full-motion NVIS equipped simulator situated at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose followed by live NVIS flying training using its own Sea King helicopters…

SeaKing Aircraft Simulator Training

On 10th Feb 2021 in Training

Here at HeliOperations we deal with all aspects of aviation training, from the front seat to the back seat. Our SeaKing Aircraft simulator offers high-spec modern visuals covering both day and night, land and maritime. If you have any questions about our SeaKing Aircraft Simulator Training then please do not hesitate to contact us. We…