Initial military helicopter flying training provides the foundation of ability and understanding of military aviation, to create operational skills to the highest military standards for both pilots and rear crewmen.


Cobham Helicopter Academy's personnel have provided initial flying training for helicopter pilots and rear crewmen at the UK's Defence Helicopter Flying School since 1997. Our instructors are all British ex-Military with many years' operational experience. They are approved by RAF Central Flying School and EASA to conduct helicopter training.


Trainee pilots are taught elementary handling and demonstrate proficiency in general handling, autorotations, practice forced landings, advanced transitions, sloping ground and quick stops. Trainees are then taught advanced handling skills, instrument flying, night flying, low level flying and navigation.


Trainee rear crewmen are taught to use the correct terminology and checks at the right time and demonstrate proficiency in airmanship, emergencies, general handling, underslung loads, confined area operations, low level navigation and night flying.

Initial Military Helicopter Training Courses

These are examples of courses available.

  • Pilot Initial Rotary Wing
  • Rear Crewmen Initial Rotary Wing
  • Aviation Language Training


Bespoke Helicopter Training

Using the considerable resources available to Cobham Helicopter Academy we can design, develop and deliver any training solution to meet your specific requirements. Get in touch to learn more.




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To discuss your helicopter training, engineering and flying operations requirements, please contact us on: +44 (0)1256 316 116



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