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Helitech 2017: HeliOperations provides Sea King training for German Navy

3rd October 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


HeliOperations is now delivering SAR training to the German Navy from its new UK facility in Portland, Dorset.

The company, which specialises in commercial, SAR, maritime and military operating roles and training, has a team comprising ex-UK service helicopter instructor pilots.

To provide the training to Germany, HeliOperations is utilising the Westland Sea King Mk 5 helicopter, on lease from the UK RN. The aircraft is flown under military regulations and the aircrew are all former UK RN SAR pilots.

Steve Gladston, CEO at HeliOperations, told Shephard that the German Navy could have conducted the task itself, but in this

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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