Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

28-Aug-2019 Source: Aeromega

It is with great regret that Aeromega Helicopters have to announce we will cease operating from our existing Cambridge offices on 31st October 2019. Despite being a profitable, safe and professional training school for the last twenty two years at Cambridge, we have fallen victim to the greed of developers and are being forced out by our landlords. However until that date we will be flying and operating as normal.

This is a particularly serious development for the future of helicopter general aviation in England as we are the last remaining, full time, helicopter training company operating on the Eastern side of the country between the Thames and Newcastle!

Even more frustrating, we have been unable to find an alternative base. Nearly all small airfields now seem to be under threat of closure for development or have planning restrictions that preclude helicopters.

We will continue seeking a new home and hope we may be able to reopen in Spring 2020 at a new location but as yet we have no confirmed option.

Consequently, we cannot take any bookings beyond 31st October 2019. Whilst we will make every effort to complete flights and training before that date, we are unable to guarantee operations beyond 31st October 2019, so we shall not be selling any more of our own flight vouchers. Should you already have a voucher for a City Tour or Introductory Lesson, it’s expiry date should fall before that date; we recommend that you book and use the voucher well in advance, so that weather does not preclude taking your flight before expiry.

We would like to thank all customers, owners and staff for their contribution over the years at Cambridge and we can only hope that we will be able to start a new chapter somewhere else in 2020.

We’d also like to emphasise that this planned closure is solely down to a lack of available accommodation and not, in any way, being forced by financial considerations.

Capt. Duncan Bickley will continue to be an instructor and examiner to provide continuation training, examinations and proficiency checks for license holders. He will also be available for other types of advanced training by arrangement on a freelance basis.

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