HeliSpeed expands with new training helicopter and simulator

Local Enterprise Zone business HeliSpeed has expanded, with the investment of a new training helicopter and simulator.

Based at a new home on Piper Court, Helispeed Academy’s B429 Simulator is now officially certified by the UK CAA. The simulator can run helicopter pilot training sessions, without leaving the ground. The investment also includes a series of training rooms for tutors to play back a flying session as part of the learning experience.

The simulator is equipped with the latest advancements in flight simulation technology to provide a realistic training environment, including scenarios including emergency situations, adverse weather conditions, and complex manoeuvres. The realistic cockpit also replicates the Bell 429 cockpit, allowing pilots to familiarise themselves with the controls and instrumentation of this helicopter model.

Additionally, the company has invested in a new Cabri G2 G-OBBI helicopter, for real life pilot training. The helicopter is also equipped with a hook for hoist training and wide glass cockpit to help with training.