Richard Luck joined the RAF in 1986. After flying training on Chipmunk, JP5, Gazelle and Wessex he served with the RAF Chinook Force from 1989 to 2000 as pilot, flight commander and squadron second-in-command, flying over 3500 hours in the UK and overseas including Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Northern Iraq, Kenya and Morocco. In this time he qualified as an A2 QHI and as a QHTI and taught students to fly the Gazelle and the Chinook. In 2000 Luck joined the RAF’s Helicopter Operational Evaluation & Training Unit as the Chinook and Sea King flight commander with responsibility for evaluating new equipment and TTPs for both helicopter types … Continue reading »

8th PPL (H) Open Day

8th PPL (H) Open Day

In September we held our 7th PPL(H) Open Day, a chance for all those budding pilots out there to come along and see whether they could turn dream to reality. This was again a huge success with many new students signing up to one of our PPL(H) training programmes on the day so we have decided to hold another! Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to take advantage of our discounted trial lessons, discuss PPL(H) training with our instructors, pilots and students and to look around the flying school. You will also be able to take a ‘tour’ around our fleet and discover what makes Elstree Helicopters and … Continue reading »

Flight Instructor Vacancy

Flight Instructor Vacancy

Another Flight Instructor Required We are looking for another flight instructor to join our busy ATO based at Elstree Aerodrome! If you are interested please send us your CV and a short paragraph explaining why you would like to work with Flying Pig & Elstree Helicopters. Please email our Head of Training at paulwhite@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk
PPL(H) Open Day – Cabri G2, R22 & R44

PPL(H) Open Day – Cabri G2, R22 & R44

In April this year we held a PPL(H) Open Day, a chance for all those budding pilots out there to come along and see whether they could turn dream to reality. This was a huge success with some signing up to one of our PPL(H) training programmes on the day so we have decided to hold another! Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to take advantage of our discounted trial lessons, discuss PPL(H) training with our instructors, pilots and students and to look around the flying school. You will also be able to take a 'tour' around our fleet and discover what makes Flying Pig/Elstree Helicopters such a … Continue reading »
Back to Le Touquet

Back to Le Touquet

This May we ran 2 trips to Le Touquet in northern France. Both these trips had more interest then we we had space, so we have planned another trip for the beginning of June. We have limited space available so please get in touch with Harriet on 0207 118 8998 ext4 or training@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk for more information.
Elstree Helicopters Open Day 2017

Elstree Helicopters Open Day 2017

On Saturday 8th April we will be holding an Open Day for prospective students to come and meet with us. There will be the opportunity to talk about the Training Program, costs involved and time scales, along with potential Career Prospects. Should you wish to fly we will be offering discounted 30 minute trial lessons (more details to follow) If you are interested in attending or if you have any questions please email our Student Liaison Manager at training@elstreehelicopters.co.uk
Cabri Day Success

Cabri Day Success

Last year when we received our first Guimbal Cabri G2 we celebrated by hosting an open day  so we could not think of any better way to celebrate the arrival of our second. There was food, fun and flying. We offered trial lessons all day at a special rate to give an opportunity to pilots, students and enthusiasts to experience the Cabri G2 - A helicopter for the 21st century, a two-seat, light piston-engined helicopter designed by a former Eurocopter engineer. The Cabri G2 boasts a three-bladed, fully articulated main rotor and fenestron-type tail rotor. Its sleek styling and modern looks really makes it a supermodel of the helicopter world. This … Continue reading »
Cabri Open Day and BBQ

Cabri Open Day and BBQ

Celebrate the arrival of our NEW Cabri G2 Helicopter by joining us at our ‘invitation only’ Open Day BBQ. This event is dedicated to getting up close and personal with our second state-of-the-art helicopter, perfect for pilots, students and budding captains such as yourself. Trial lessons on the day are available to pre-book with 50% off and there’ll be a chance to take a tour around the helicopter and see what makes the Cabri G2 such a popular choice for training. You will also have the opportunity to discuss PPL(H) training with our instructors, pilots and students. You’ll also be able to pig out with our BBQ whilst you look … Continue reading »
Get a buzz – fly HONI

Get a buzz – fly HONI

Elstree have added to their fleet, a fabulous white R22 Robinson Beta I. The Robinson R22’s are the world’s most recognised training helicopter and ‘HONI’ is no exception! This light, sensitive aircraft complete with GoPro cameras is perfect for trial lessons, experiences or full PPL(H) courses. Get a buzz like no other, bee one of the first to fly this wonderful aircraft HONI. Book now email info@elstreehelicopters.co.uk or call 0208 099 7766