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Elstree Helicopters is the ONLY CAA approved training organisation for Helicopters ATO(H) based at London Elstree Aerodrome. Established here in 2012, our unique, family run helicopter flying school has been delivering FIRST CLASS, accessible PPL(H)/LAPL(H) training for ALL since 1999.

Our highly skilled team of flight instructors offer bespoke tuition in a friendly, training focused environment and are dedicated to producing safe, competent pilots with a depth of knowledge that’s second to none. We also boast an impressive, well maintained fleet, so are well equipped to find the perfect helicopter for you, for your PPL and beyond.

In addition, we also provide FREE ground school, student trips, fantastic training and self fly hire packages plus an open invitation to be a part of our flying family. Whether your dream is to become a commercial pilot or simply fly for pleasure there is no better place to begin your flying journey.

Zero to Hero

Go solo in just 25 hours with this fantastic training package

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Test drive a Turbine

Ever dreamed of flying the Jet Ranger? Let temptation get the better of you

30% off 30 mins


Trial Lessons

Learn what it’s like to fly a helicopter, lessons available across the fleet

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Introducing Capt. Paul White
With 23 years of experience and over 7500 instructional hours, Capt. White is both our Company Founder and Head of Training. Fulfilling a childhood dream, Capt. White started his flying journey in 1997 and has since devoted the majority of his flying career to teaching. Previously operating as Heliservices out of Cranfield, in 2012 Capt. White and his wife moved the flying school to London Elstree and Elstree Helicopters was born!
“No two students are the same and everyone learns in different ways and speeds so we aim to find out what makes our students tick and tailor their training accordingly” – Capt. Paul White
You can find out all about Capt. White’s flying journey in his blog series

turbine test drive

Let temptation get the better of you

Have you ever thought about flying the Jet Ranger? Perhaps you are considering adding a turbine to your flying portfolio or simply want to hear the ROAR of the B206 engine. No matter what the reason there’s never been a better time! Capt. White is offering an incredible 30% discount when you purchase a 60 min Trial Lesson until the end of February from £425 down to a now turbine-tastic £299

student trips

Our Winter Collection

We have now finalised our programme of dates and destinations for December to February. A few of our student favourites and a couple of new ones too! From Silverstone to the Isle of Wight there is something to suit all; great NAV practice for students and for PPL holders a fantastic opportunity to get out and about. Looking for a real flying adventure? We have also planned 2 trips to Le Touquet in March and another UK Tour in May. Our trips are super popular so to join us get in touch ASAP…

beyond PPL

So now you’ve passed your PPL, what’s next?

Well the sky is the limit! Some of our students continue on to commercials or perhaps think about adding a type rating to their flying portfolio. Others opt for advanced skills training; London Heli Lanes, confined area, flying over water etc. or simply fly for pleasure with frequent flyers signing up to ‘Club Elstree’ for a cost effective way to self fly hire. A few students have even gone on to purchase their own aircraft, a process which we can assist with and potentially even operate for you should you wish to.

Whatever you choose to do after your PPL we are here to train, advise and guide through your PPL and beyond!

ground school

Ground School continues in person and our Virtual Crew Room!

Well we are nothing if not resourceful and by the magic of the internet we are able to offer all our students and friends of the flying school VIRTUAL GROUND SCHOOL!  This re-imagined ground school, born out of necessity due to COVID-19 is available One-to-One or our FREE bi-weekly group session.

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