Operating a helicopter in the notoriously challenging conditions
found in mountainous terrain requires extraordinary skill,
professionalism and discipline.
With people's lives at stake, only the highest standards of
Search and Rescue training will do.
For the past two decades, Cobham Helicopter Academy's qualified
pilot and rear crewmen instructors, typically with over 5,000
helicopter flight hours' experience, have provided Mountain Rescue
training to the UK Ministry of Defence.
These techniques are used daily by the UK's Coastguard pilots,
winch operators and winchmen, and UK military aircrews found them
essential during operations in Afghanistan.
Our training courses focus on honing flying skills and
increasing a pilot's situational awareness, to enable them to
safely carry out the most demanding mountain rescue missions, in