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Let temptation get the better of you
The Bell 206 is a two-bladed, single engine and the archetypal helicopter. Originally developed for the United States Army in 1962, this light utility aircraft is rugged and reliable. Although not called up for service, the B206 or Jet Ranger shifted into the private/commercial market due to its luxurious ride and fabulous safety record. The 60s produced many national treasures (The Beatles, the mini cooper, Julie Andrews) and the Jet Ranger is no exception and as seen on screen this 5 seater rotorcraft is synonymous with style and even today remains the world’s most popular turbine helicopter.
“Fully loaded as standard, you really do get a lot of helicopter for your money. It’s great for training and a fun, capable machine for private owners as it’s sedate qualities mean you don’t necessarily need to have quite the lightning reactions of a pilot that flies daily.” – Capt. White
Our Autumn Trip Collection
We have now finalised dates and destinations for October and November. As the flying school has become super busy we have just two student trips planned for the Autumn to find out more please head to our event page. These are great practice for a variety of piloting skills for students currently training and for PPL holders a fantastic opportunity to get out and about. Fly outs are extremely popular so book your ‘seat’ asap!
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 is now hybrid
We now offer our FREE monthly ground school group session both in person at the flying school and via ZOOM in our virtual crew room. This re-imagined ground school, born out of necessity due to COVID-19 has become popular for those who are unable to make it to the flying school. Don’t forget for more bespoke sessions ground school is available One-to-One with an instructor. Tag on to an existing booking or make use of those bad weather days.