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FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices “FBH”, the Cobham Group company managing the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) in the UK, has started the process of disposing of its fleet ahead of the end of the contract end in March 2018.  From 1st April 2018, a new helicopter contract begins under the new acronym of MFTS Military Flying Training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-17

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

Following the recent gradual disbandment of UK military SAR, the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the DHFS. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become the maritime and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-May-16

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New commandant for UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

New commandant for UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

The current Group Captain, ‘Jock’ Brown is leaving RAF Shawbury after 2 years to take up a vital and exciting role in Afghanistan. His replacement is Captain Paul Shawcross from the Royal Navy who arrives from the same role. (full story)

28-Jul-11

Success for RAF Squirrel pair in helicopter contest

Success for RAF Squirrel pair in helicopter contest

Members of the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury were successful in the annual Helicopter Club of Great Britain Air Games in Northampton.  The team, comprising of “JJ” Jackson, of 705NAS and Sqn Ldr Craig Finch, Officer Commanding DHFS Standards, achieved first and second places and were crowned overall winners.

Source: Shropshire Star, 13-Jun-11

09-Dec-09 Eurocopter AS350 Pewsey, UK

A gamekeeper could have killed two Army helicopter pilots when he drove his Land Rover straight at the low flying aircraft, a court has been told.  The pilot of a squirrel helicopter avoided disaster when he saw Malcolm Hughes’ car driving towards him.

09-Dec-09