The Defence Helicopter Flying School was a military flying school based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, England. The school, established in 1997, was a tri-service organisation and trained helicopter aircrews for all three British armed forces. It initially used the Eurocopter Squirrel HT1 and Bell Griffin HT1 helicopters, which were retained despite the introduction of the Airbus Juno HT1 and ...
Tracking. Formed in Apr 1997 as a Joint Services helicopter flying training service, under the Private Finance Initiative. Civilian contractors run a fleet of civilian owned, military registered (COMAR) training airframes under contract to MoD. Covers basic single engine to advanced multi-engine & SAR training.
17 apr 2009 · Prince Harry – known as Lieutenant Harry Wales – is about to finish the Fixed Wing Phase of the Army Pilots’ Course at RAF Barkston Heath, which he commenced on 28th January. The Prince undertook his first solo flight – along with other course members – on 2nd March following nine hours of instruction.
27 ago 2019 · The tri-Service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) operating the Juno (H135) and Jupiter (H145) at RAF Shawbury since April 2018 under contract with Ascent Royal Air Force, August 27, 2019 - ON 23 August 2019, a total of 22 tri-Service aircrew graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury.
Another Jupiter Arrived at RAF Shawbury, 27-May-20 : #Jupiter The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) part of the United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) took delivery at RAF Shawbury of a brand new Airbus EC145T2/H145 known as Jupiter HT1 in British service. It is the fourth delivered and three more are expected
17 giu 2021 · 2 July: The NH90 completes its first fly-by-wire flight, and is the world’s first helicopter to be equipped with a fly-by-wire control system. July: delivery of the 2,000th single engine Ecureuil/Fennec (an AS350 BA) to DHFS (Defence Helicopter Flying School) in charge of pilot training in the UK. 1998
Family flying day at RAF Shawbury featuring the Griffin HT1 - used as an advanced flying-training helicopter at the Defence Helicopter Flying School.