HeliOperations News

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…

Helitech International 2017

On 4th Oct 2017 in News,Search and Rescue,Training

The Helitech International 2017 event is taking place at ExCeL London on the 3rd to 5th October – if you are in the area then please come and say hi! Helitech International is Europe’s largest exhibition / conference event catering for over 4000 rotorcraft industry professionals, you will find Heli Operations at Stand K80. Heli…

The World Leading Defence & Security Event at London’s ExCel

On 13th Sep 2017 in News,Training

HeliOperations is delighted to attend and exhibit at a World leading defence & security event at ExCel, London. We look forward to building new business relationships, sharing our knowledge and meeting you all at this prestigious event. The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) brings together the global defence and security sector, it is an…

Sea Kings to Take Flight Once Again

On 10th Aug 2017 in News,Search and Rescue,Training

Two helicopters which were once used for Royal Navy Search and Rescue will be put back in action again with help from HeliOperations. HeliOps are proud to be featured on the Royal Naval website, unveiling our partnership with the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence have leased us two Sea King Mk5 aircrafts which…

Heli Operations Helicopters

On 31st Jul 2017 in Crew,Equipment,News,Search and Rescue,Training

Helicopter painting is both an intensive and highly detailed process, done correctly the end result will look amazing! Like with all complex tasks in life; success tends to boil down to preparation and planning. Helicopter painting is no different, it involves taking everything apart, doing the work and then re-assembling the helicopter… When it came…

Spot the HeliOps car!

On 27th Jun 2017 in Crew,News

During the recent gridlock in Falmouth Cornwall a member of our HeliOps crew just so happened to be in town… A video got posted on the “Love Falmouth” Facebook page showing locals up in arms in the town centre during rush hour! Amongst all the chaos and confusion something unexpected was spotted, a vehicle unlike…