OUR HELICOPTERS

 

WE UTILISE LATE, LOW HOUR, MODELS FROM THE EXCELLENT ENSTROM 480B AND SCHWEIZER 300C RANGE. BOTH THESE HELICOPTERS ARE EVOLVED DESIGNS GOING BACK ALMOST 50 YEARS, WITH A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL AND PROVEN TRACK RECORD.

Both, for example, were specifically designed for military training capability. Over 30,000 US Army pilots trained on the Hughes TH-55 – the forerunner to the 300 models – flying more than 3,000,000 hours. The Enstrom TH-480B is currently being actively acquired by military forces around the world for turbine helicopter training.

Our helicopters are meticulously maintained and based at the modern, fully equipped and easily accessible Gloucester Airport. Our preference is for supervised training via Gloucestershire Helicopters, but SFH, subject to availability, can be arranged by negotiation, with repositioning possible.

 

THE ENSTROM 480B

The Enstrom 480B is powered by the venerable Rolls Royce 250 CW20 jet turbine engine, providing safe, comfortable, refined transport:

  • Spacious cabin with wonderful visibility from all seating positions
  • Versatile seating/stowage configurations for the pilot plus one to four passengers
  • Maximum Cruise Speed – 115 kts / 213 kph
  • Maximum Range – 370 nm / 685 km
  • Maximum Endurance – up to 4.7 hrs
  • Excellent economy and operating costs
  • Very refined with low noise levels, smooth ride and comfort characteristics
  • Beautiful design and build qualities
  • Proven track record

THE SIKORSKY 300C

Now part of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the Hughes/Schweizer '300C' is the top of the 269/300 range model, widely regarded as the world's best light utility and training helicopter, with an unrivalled record in its sector:

  • Very high specification (including optional side baskets for extra luggage capacity)
  • Powered by the powerful 190 shp Lycoming HIO-360 D1A piston engine
  • Cruise Speed – up to 86 kts / 160 kph
  • Endurance – up to 7.4 hrs
  • Spacious cockpit with superb visibility
  • Two or three seat configurations
  • Low noise characteristics
  • Safe, predictable handling with wonderful manoeuvrability
  • Superb built quality and engineering integrity
  • Proven track record

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