This site exists because two pilots, both with an instructing background thought it was time to try and do something to address the unacceptable level of General Aviation helicopter accidents in the UK.
The idea was to organise some helicopter safety evenings around the UK which one of the guys started to do in 2005, then work took over and the idea was shelved. As a result of a crash in early 2008 the cause of which has not yet been determined (as of Oct 2008) on of the guys suggested on PPrune that it might be a good idea to organise some helicopter safety evenings at venues around the UK. We have decided to pool our resources to assemble as much helicopter safety information as possible and put it on the web. We are also putting together helicopter safety promotion evenings around the UK.
We have secured support (not financial) from organisations such as the BHAB, CAA and GASCo and some experienced pilots and examiners around the UK. Several people have pledged to dedicate their time and we have been promised some free accomodation for the evenings at airfields around the country.
A software developer by previous trade he is responsible for the design of the website and the studies upon which the more formal safety evenings are being based. He has for the last 7 years run the Griffin Helicopters Website, and had the original idea of setting up helicopter safety evenings along with David Cockburn from the CAA back in 2005.His commercial website can be found at www.beavair.co.uk
Phil's company Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training is based at Wycombe Air Park and Phil runs his own helicopter safety evenings there from time to time.
Helicopter Safety UK, C/O The Round House, Trevelmond, Cornwall, PL14 4LZ t:07775631465
(c) Gary Spender 2007-2021