UK – Management Buy-Out at Aeromega

UK – Management Buy-Out at Aeromega 2 Jun, 15, Source:

Aeromega have announced that Captain Duncan Bickley (photo) has joined the board as Managing Director of Aeromega Helicopters. Duncan has been Head of Training at Cambridge for some 11 years and, together with help from Philip Sheldon and Robert Mackenzie, has effected a management buyout of the company from Airtask Group Ltd. Airtask have had two key parts of their business, and are expected to now concentrate on their fixed-wing operation Directflight.

Commenting on the move, Duncan said “I am grateful to Airtask, the previous owners, for all their support over the past few years and for offering us this exciting opportunity. Our aim is to continue to provide the high quality helicopter training for both private and professional pilots that has been the bedrock of our business for the last 18 years at Cambridge. I am also delighted that this will mean that we may see Philip Sheldon back in the air giving our customers the benefit of his vast experience and sense of joy to be found flying an R22″

Aged 54, Duncan is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner and Flying Instructor Certificate (FIC) Instructor. He is also a TRI and a TRE with over 6,500 flying hours as well as a ground examiner.

Aeromega has been through various incarnations over the years and can trace its history back to the early 1980s when it was formed by Kit Pemberton and Mark Barry-Jackson using leased Bell 206s for charter and filming work.  The current operation looks back more to the formation of Cambridge Helicopters Ltd in 1997 by Philip Sheldon

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