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Finley the Sea King Helicopter

Posted: 26th February, 2021

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 King aircraft Finley.

The Sea King helicopter in question was previously known as XZ920. It was later flown to Bournemouth for a re-spray and now has “Finley” stencilled on its fuselage. So the next time you see a RoyalNavy FAA livery coloured Sea King fly overhead, please give Finley a wave…

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Sustainable Aviation

10th May, 2024

In today's world, environmental sustainability is no longer an option but a necessity. HeliOperations stands at the forefront of the aviation industry, leading the charge towards a greener future. As…

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The Regeneration of ZA 137

18th April, 2024

ZA137 was recently recovered from storage having last flown with the Royal Navy in 
November 2015. Prior to being sold to HeliOps in 2018, the aircraft was stored at HMS…

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Airfix Sea King Model

17th April, 2024

HeliOperations was delighted to host Airfix models to our Portland base last month. Airfix have recently introduced a 1:48 scale model of the iconic Sea King aircraft. Although Airfix have…

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