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
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