HeliOperations News

Hawk visits Osprey Quay

On 20th Jan 2020 in Equipment,News

Introducing “Blue” a Harris Hawk from Helliar Pest Control of Yeovil. Blue regularly visits the HeliOperations’ Osprey Quay hangar to provide bird and pest control. It’s amazing to see the reaction of pigeons and seagulls to his mere presence. Helliar Pest Control are a super example of the type of professional and passionate local company…

Portland sea cadets boosted by support from HeliOperations

On 2nd Jan 2020 in News,Training

HeliOperations was delighted to provide a new laptop computer to the Portland Sea Cadets. The Cadets were badly in need of the computer to allow them to set up their classrooms with the IT required to deliver the Cadet’s training programme. Mick Sherry, HeliOperations’ Base Manager at Portland, made the presentation at the Unit Headquarters…

HeliOps Board of Directors

On 17th Dec 2019 in News

HeliOperations is delighted to welcome Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey as Chairman of the HeliOps Board of Directors. Sir Alan has a strong background in maritime operations, maritime aviation, search and rescue, risk management, and safety regulation. In his 33-year Royal Navy career he commanded two aircraft carriers on combat operations and served for 5-years…

HeliOperations awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management accreditation

On 22nd Nov 2019 in News

HeliOperations is delighted to have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management accreditation by the British Standards Institution, the national standards body of the United Kingdom. With more than a million organizations certified globally, ISO 9001 is the most widely-recognized Quality Management standard in the World. This accreditation demonstrates HeliOps commitment to excellence under an…

Defence & Security Equipment International

On 17th Sep 2019 in News

HeliOps CEO Steve Gladston in discussion with to the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin, about the Company’s military aviation solutions whilst at DSEI. A former RN-officer, Steve is certainly no stranger to Admiral Radakin, who continues to be very supportive of HeliOps’ innovative and transformative approach to helicopter operations.

An interview with Steve Gladston

On 2nd Sep 2019 in News,Training

Mr Steve Gladston (CEO of HeliOperations) recently spoke to the BBC about taking ownership of sixteen Sea King helicopters from the Ministry of Defence. A transfer ceremony was held at HeliOperations’ heliport at Osprey Quay in Portland earlier this month, where the company will train the next generation of Search and Rescue pilots, including those…

HeliOperations Takes Ownership of 16 Sea King Helicopters

On 12th Aug 2019 in Equipment,News,Training

Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt CB OBE, the Master of the Household, was guest of honour at HeliOperations’ Osprey Quay on Thursday 8 August, in his role as Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset. Admiral Johnstone-Burt, accompanied by his wife Rachel, presided over the transfer-of-title of sixteen former-Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Sea King Helicopters from…

Whirlwind HAR Mk10 Aircraft

On 13th Jun 2019 in News

HeliOperations was delighted to welcome a Whirlwind HAR Mk10 aircraft from Historic Helicopters to our Portland Headquarters. The Whirlwind was operated by the RN and RAF in the 50s and 60s, including for Search and Rescue, reflecting HeliOperations own operations. Now flying as G-BVGE, the aircraft is the last airworthy example of the type in…

Manor Park School Visit

On 14th Mar 2019 in News

When Steve Gladston, Chief Executive, received a telephone call from Manor Park First School in Dorchester, he never imagined it would result in up to ninety children coming to visit the HeliOperations base in Portland. Knowing how important it is for the people in the area to understand what it is that they do there,…

Commander of German Fleet Air Arm Commends Delivery of SAR Training

On 3rd Oct 2018 in Search and Rescue,Training

The outgoing Commander of the German Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has commended the flying training delivered to his Service by HeliOperations. In a recent letter Kapitän sur See Matthias Potthoff applauded HeliOperations’ ability to deliver a comprehensive training solution; one which fully-met the FGN Fleet Air Arm’s urgent operational requirement to train both ab initio…