DHFS

DHFS

Defence Helicopter Flying School

DHFS

The task of The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) located at RAF Shawbury is to provide basic helicopter training for the pilots of the three Services and Foreign and Commonwealth Countries. The School was formed on 01 April 1997 and although it is a military school , Cobham Aviation Services as the contractor supplies the helicopters, their maintenance and 40% of the instructors.

DHFS

DHFS

Operating the Squirrel HT Mk1, 705 Naval Air Squadron and 660 Squadron Army Air Corps conduct single engine basic and advanced training. preparing the students for the later complexities of twin engine and operational flying.

DHFS

DHFS

DHFS

Operating the Griffin HT1, 60(R) Squadron and 202 squadron based at RAF Valley conduct a wide variety of multi-engine advanced rotary wing flying training for both pilots and aircrewman before moving on to their respective Operational Conversion Units/Flights (OCUs/OCFs).

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