Further Investment in Helicopter Training Fleet ELSTREE, Herts., Sep. 7, 2020 – ICE Helicopters, the leading North London based Helicopter Pilot training provider, has announced further investment in its Ab-Initio training fleet, with the delivery of the first of its planned three Robinson R44 Cadet helicopters. Robinson built the ‘Cadet’ primarily for training, with customers such … Continue reading Press Release: R44 Cadet Added to ICE Helicopters Training Fleet
Following months of restrictions on flight training, the Department of Transport have today confirmed that dual training flights can resume from 4th July. In a statement, David Harding, the Deputy Director of General Aviation at the CAA has said: “Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about changes to lockdown measures, I can confirm that … Continue reading Flight Training to Resume from 4th July
Whilst the aviation sector is facing a challenging time due to the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we at ICE Helicopters are working hard to keep abreast of all of the latest developments with regards to the ‘restart’ of the helicopter training sector. We are hoping it won’t be too long now as we … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: 13/05/2020
LATEST UPDATE 07/04/2020 For those wondering what will happen to EASA type ratings and EASA medicals during the coronavirus restrictions, the CAA have since published ORS 1374 which extends the validity of various medical certificate and type/class ratings which were due to expire between 16th March 2020 and 31st October 2020. These can be extended … Continue reading CAA Regulation and Exemptions Update – 04/2020 – ORS 1374
When the time comes to decide which helicopter type to train in with ICE Helicopters, you will probably choose between 3 of the main training helicopters used worldwide that our training organisation uses. We use the Robinson R22, Robinson R44 and Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter types for training lessons at our Elstree base. There is … Continue reading Which Helicopter Should I Learn to Fly On? R22, R44 and Cabri G2 Comparison.
The R22 is the most popular training helicopter in use in UK schools because of its low cost per flight hour. It’s simple, reliable and does what it says on the tin! However, the R22 was never designed by Frank Robinson as a basic trainer and has several flight characteristics that can take a while … Continue reading What Do I Need to Know About Helicopter Training in a Robinson R22?
The only 4 seat helicopter in our list of top 3, many may consider the R44 to be a machine that you get a type rating for once you have a licence. However, this overlooks the excellent training environment provided by the R44 and some other basic realities for those only wanting to gain a … Continue reading What Do I Need to Know About Helicopter Training in a Robinson R44?
When introduced in 2008 the Cabri G2 was the first 2 seat helicopter introduced for 30 years. Its state-of-the-art design is reflected in many areas of the helicopter, from the higher inertia three bladed rotor head, to the Fenestron tail rotor and glass cockpit. Built to the latest European safety standards the Cabri G2 sits … Continue reading What Do I Need to Know About Helicopter Training in a Cabri G2?