HeliOperations News

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,…

UK MOD Approved Training Facilities

On 25th Sep 2018 in Crew,Equipment,News,Training

Farnborough 2018: Jane’s talks to Steve Gladston CEO and founder of HeliOperations on their UK MOD Approved Training Facilities and training programme for German Navy Sea King Search & Rescue Helicopter Pilots operating ex Royal Navy Sea King MK5 Helicopters on the UK Military Register. HeliOperations Train German Navy SAR pilots

HeliOperations 2018

On 17th Sep 2018 in Equipment,News,Search and Rescue,Training

2018 has been a busy year for HeliOperations; in early September we welcomed our colleagues from the Federal German Navy and their FGN MK41 Sea King to our base at Portland. The Sea King disembarked from FGS Bonn last week and enjoyed a comfortable overnight stay with XV666 Damien. Our FGN students have also been…

Dara – Queen of the Skies

On 15th Sep 2018 in Equipment,News

Dara Fitzpatrick was the Irish Coast Guard’s most senior helicopter search and rescue pilot. She lost her life in March 2017 whilst Captain of the Irish Coast Guard Dublin-based Rescue 116 helicopter. Dara was the first Irish Marine Emergency Services woman pilot. In 2010 she and her crew received the “Best of Irish Award” for…

Osprey visits Osprey Quay

On 13th Aug 2018 in News

HeliOperations was delighted to host a CV 22B Osprey from the USAF’s 7th SOS based at RAF Mildenhall. This astonishing tiltrotor aircraft combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. The USAF’s CV 22 and the USMC’s MV 22…

BBC South Today

On 4th Apr 2018 in News

The training of SAR (Search And Rescue) helicopter pilots at HeliOperations Portland base. Helioperations are delighted that Weymouth Council have recently confirmed that all helicopter operations at the former Coastguard base at Portland are in accordance with the existing planning permission for the heliport…