HeliOperations News

HeliOps SAR Training

On 18th Aug 2020 in News,Training

Below is a terrific video from Vertical Magazine and their recent visit to HeliOps Portland. It shows how HeliOperations can deliver operational training to a leading NATO partner nation with their own SAR aircraft, simulators and training facilities. If you have any questions about HeliOps Search and Rescue Training then please do not hesitate to…

New Engineering & Logistics Facility in Somerton

On 3rd Mar 2020 in News,Training,Uncategorized

HeliOps is delighted to announce the completion of its new engineering and logistics facility in the Somerset former county-town of Somerton. Situated approximately 5 miles north-west of RNAS Yeovilton and 35 miles from HeliOps own Heliport at Portland, the brand-new facility includes in excess of 3000 square metres of maintenance, logistics and office space. HeliOps…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…