(50 years experience of testing and flight innovation.)
( The civil helicopter industry’s trade association) BHAB negotiates with government departments and the industry’s regulator – the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – on behalf of the industry and promotes the helicopter’s diverse roles to the general public.
Home of the Cheltenham Festival, the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar, with around 480 horses competing for £3 million in prize money.
(The UK’s specialist aviation regulator) The CAA is the UK’s independent aviation regulator, with all civil aviation regulatory functions (economic regulation, airspace policy, safety regulation
and consumer protection) integrated within a single specialist body.
Based at the heart of the Cotswolds, Classic Motoring provides self-drive hire and classic car breaks with this classic 1960s sports convertible.
One of the most famous sporting occasions in the world. The Derby remains therace that everyone wants to win, as horses and riders are pushed to their limit around the unique and challenging course.
An agency for extreme sports courses & experiences in the UK & Spain.
Gloucestershire Airport (our home)
Gloucestershire Airport enjoys an unmatched location in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is just 10 minutes from the centre of the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham Spa and the Roman city of Gloucester, with its exquisite 11th Century cathedral and historic docks. The region is stunningly attractive and steeped with history and aviation heritage.
There is no other event in the world like the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is, quite simply, the greatest gathering of motor racing machinery on the planet, attracting starsand cars to Goodwood Park from every corner of motor racing’s Hall of Fame.
Heather Gunn is a commercial photographer based in Cheltenham and has contributed many of the photographs featured in the Rise Helicopters website. She specialises in PR and event photography.
Helicopter Schools on BestAviation.net
(Weather services for aviation) One of the world’s leading providers of environmental and weather-related services. Serving the general public, government and schools, through broadcasters and online media, to civil aviation and almost every other industry sector – in the UK and around the world.
Site covering news, fixtures, and results for all global events of racing.
Pilotweb is the website of Pilot magazine, the UK’s best-selling general aviation monthly magazine. Pilot has been published for more than 35 years and has won more awards for the quality and authority of its journalism than any other UK flying magazine.
Aim to standardise the quality of flying training, teaching and learning equipment through schools and their instructors throughout the UK. All the aviation training publications that have been produced have been closely scrutinised by the CAA and are all LASORS recommended reading.
Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading producer of civil helicopters and is known worldwide for high performance, reliable helicopters.
Supplier of pilot flight equipment and aviation accessories throughout Europe.
Silverstone Circuit has come a long way since it was turned from a wartime airfield into a motor racing circuit. It is now one of the world’s most famous motor sport venues and is both the birth place of British motor sport as well as being the home of the British Grand Prix.
AIS is the department within National Air Traffic Services Limited that is responsible for publishing all UK aeronautical information. It also holds a large collection of foreign Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs).
The Aircraft Registration Section of the CAA is responsible for maintaining:- The UK Register of Civil Aircraft, the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages, the Registers of Births, Deaths and Missing Persons on UK Registered Aircraft.
A UK Helicopter Pilot’s view on the world of helicopters.