An investment of £1.6m has produced a dedicated state-of-the-art training facility, which includes the provision of the high tech EC135 simulator (Level III FTD) together with a first-class supportive training environment.

Babcock’s training team have more than 60,000 hours of flying experience between them, covering military, offshore, emergency services, and marine operations both in the UK and internationally.

This experience, combined with their high-standing training qualifications, offers the student optimum support and encouragement through every phase of each specific course.

Based at Babcock’s facility at Gloucestershire Airport, they have trained thousands of pilots on a variety of courses.

Pilot using NVIS goggles

Courses available are:

  • EC135 Type Conversion Course  

  • Instrument Rating Course

  • Multi-Crew Cooperation Course

  • MPT/Instrument Rating w/ Integrated MCC

  • ATPL Skills Test

  • Type Rating Instructor Course

  • TRI Add-Type Course

  • Type Rating Examiner Standardisation Course    

  • Instrument Rating Instructor Course

  • TRE Seminar

  • HEMS Crewmember Course

  • HEMS Dispatcher Course

  • Helicopter Ground Handling Course

  • HHO Crewmember Course

  • HHO Passenger Course

  • Medical Passenger Course

  • Crew Resource Management

For more detail, please view our Helicopter Training School brochure and our Training Courses brochure.

For more information about Babcock’s helicopter pilot training services, contact Elly Clark, Training Services Co-ordinator, on 01452 716348 or

For any queries about helicopter ground crew training, contact David Standbridge on 01452 856007  or