Helicopter Lessons UK

Are you looking to take a few helicopter lessons or start pilot training for a helicopter licence in the UK?

Aeromega Helicopters are one of the longest established and best helicopter training DSC_0105flying schools in the UK. Based at Cambridge International Airport, on the edge of the world renowned and prestigious university city, Aeromega has a reputation for the highest quality training and an outstanding safety record. It really is the best place to learn to fly a helicopter.

Whether you are looking to start a full helicopter training course or simply want a one off experience to celebrate an event, we can provide whatever you desire to fulfil you helicopter dreams.

Home Sweet HomeRotary flight is the most amazing experience and you will not be disappointed! Contact us today to find out more!

Look at this picture of us approaching the helispot at Cambridge.  This could be you in the pilot’s seat one day!

 

Once you become a pilot, you might get to experience stuff like this:

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Don’t wait for life to happen to you,  – book a flying lesson with us now!  We are helicopter lessons UK!DSC00115DSC00069

Helicopter Flight Experiences and Experience Voucher Companies – Cut Out the Middle Man!

There are a large number of Experience Voucher Companies operating in the UK who claim to offer helicopter flights or lessons. upset-guy-300x228Some of these are long established and reputable companies with a long track record and some are simply an individual with a website acting as a middle man broking the services of Flying Schools. These Voucher Companies will take your money, send you a voucher and then make the booking with a helicopter flying school. This suits many people and may well be ideal for your requirements.

However, if the Voucher Company goes bust, you will lose your money!  Alternatively, the company may sell you a voucher but may not be able to get a booking with an operation that is the most convenient for you. Lessons may have to be re-arranged due to weather, in which case you will have to re-book and communicate through this third party. You will also probably pay over the odds as the voucher companies like to add their profit onto the price charged by the flying school. So why not cut out the middle man? Go direct to your local helicopter flying school.

July 2013 028 - CopyIf you want to purchase an introductory helicopter flight or a helicopter trial lesson, we recommend that you purchase a voucher and make your booking direct with a CAA Authorised Training Organisation (ATO) like Aeromega Helicopters.  We actually owns and operate helicopters and can issue our own vouchers just as quickly as a broker.  ATO’s  are professional, CAA recognised flight training schools run by Commercial Pilots and Flying Instructors who fully understand the intricacies and subtleties of operating helicopters. They will give you the best value for money and you will by flying with highly qualified, experienced pilots who earn their living from rotary wing flying.

The choice is yours  – but remember  – it always pays to talk to people who actually do a job rather than someone who just sells a ticket or voucher from a desk!

I Want to be a Helicopter Pilot – R22 or R44 ?

Many new students find it difficult to decide which helicopter type will be best for their training.

We have just added a new page laying out some of the considerations that you may wish to take into account in making your decision.

Click here or look at the Training Menu above.

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Required Publications

As an ATO, we have an obligation to hold certain documentation to be immediately available to Staff and Customers.  To make access to this documentation as easy as possible, we have created a new webpage from which all required documents can be accessed.

 

Select Member Resources and then Required Publications for simple acccess to the documents. These options provide a link to the official websites where such documents are available for public perusal.  Please report any links that do not work correctly to Aeromega’s Head of Training.

Ian Talbot – CPL (H) Modular Course Graduate

We are all delighted for Ian Talbot, – now Captain Ian –  who completed his CPL (H) Modular course with Aeromega Helicopters in July 2013.  Ian completed his skills test with a CAA appointed examiner on the 16th July in an R44.  Ian is an extremely experienced aviator, having ratings on the R44, B206, MD500, EC120 and Enstrom 480 as well as being an instrument rated fixed wing pilot.italbot_test

His CPL (H) Modular took a little longer than normal due to him breaking his elbow just after starting the course. Thankfully he recovered quickly and was able to continue with his CPL training without too much of a break!

Here Ian is being congratulated by Head of Training, Capt. Duncan Bickley after completing the CPL (H) Modular Course Flying Training.

Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, East of England, Hertfordshire & Essex Helicopters ready for takeoff!!

” Fly a helicopter? –  It’s something I have always wanted to do!”  When your job is teaching members of the public how to fly a helicopter, you get to hear that a lot.  Our business is teaching the people of Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk, Herts and Essex helicopter flying skills.  Based at Cambridge Airport, Aeromega Helicopters are the premier helicopter training school in East Anglia.

Formed over 20 years ago, we are a stable and established helicopter flying school with a first class fleet and a team of dedicated professional instructors.

If you are one of the many who say “It’s something I have always wanted to do! “, Dominic LawfordNow is the time to do something about it!  From a 30 minute trial lesson to a Helicopter Flying Instructor Course, we can provide a bespoke package to help you achieve your dream.

Chistmas 2011 News Letter

Hi Everyone, Merry Christmas.

It doesn’t seem a year since my last Xmas missive, but the unavoidable sounds of Slade and Wizzard in all the shops tell me that it is that time again.

Thanks

A big thank you to all of you who have continued to support us in the most difficult of trading conditions.  Fuel prices are at an all time high and the airport and authorities continue to want a bigger piece of the pie.  We are amazed that trading has stood up so well in a year when 4 other UK helicopter schools have gone out of business. Our success is wholly down to the support from our regulars, we very much appreciate your custom and look forward to flying with you all in the New Year. I’d also like to thank my fantastic team, Chelsea, Ian, Ali, Candy and Amina all work so well together to create a brilliant working environment and enable us to provide our service to you throughout the year. It’s a great place to work.

Currency

The weather is seldom our friend and many of you have found it hard to stay current.   Don’t forget that you can fly with an instructor at any time of the year when the weather is outside SFH limits.  It never does any harm to revise emergencies or try something more complicated than you would attempt on your own.  You’ll probably gain more from such exercises that repeated 28 day checks; you don’t have to wait until your LPC is coming up to do some revision.

This time of year it’s also good to try some night flying.If you have not experienced flying in the dark, I can recommend taking the opportunity to experience flying in the inky black and learning how different it is to flying in daylight. I can guarantee that between 1 and 3 hours of night experience will “open your eyes” to being in the dark!  Legal night starts as early as 16:30 at this time of year, so it is very easy to fit in some sorties without staying out too late.  It will sharpen your awareness and quickly convince you of the difficulties of flying after sunset.  Please book in with Chelsea.

GA Committee

Please find enclosed a letter and voting slip from the airport to elect a member of the General Aviation Committee.  I am delighted to have been nominated and would appreciate it if you be so kind as to vote for me.  Please ensure that you vote and return the papers by 23rd December 2011. It will benefit us greatly if we have a permanent voice on the board.

Prices

We were most reluctant to have to raise prices in the middle of 2011, but that, I am afraid is the economic reality. Our annual price review will take place in January and whilst we will do our best to keep increases down both hangarage and landing fees will rise and we will have to pass them on.

Location

As you will be aware, we were considering relocating during most of this year due to the airport’s desire to charge un-commercial prices for base operators. Thankfully they have relented enough for us to stay at Cambridge for at least another year. We have no desire to move but can only stay here if the financials stack up. We will keep you informed.

Overspeeds

G-RALA suffered a bad overspeed in October and has been out of action ever since.  We hope to get her back before the New Year and I am sure that R44 self fly hire pilots will be chomping at the bit to get current again. Don’t forget you can do a check ride on WEAT so that you are ready to SFH as soon as she comes back. Overspeeds continue to be an unnecessary drain on our resources.  I shall be posting an overview of them on the Company website to remind us of just how damaging lapses of concentration can they can be – both to airframes and pockets.  Please find time to read it – increased insurance costs are borne by everybody, so please do your best to minimise claims.

Trips

We would like to get a few more pilots coming along on our trips, preferably bringing passengers to make it a little more of a social outing. Please let me have any suggestions of places you would like to visit.

Merry Xmas to all of you and a Happy New Flying Year from all the team.

Duncan