The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) was a military flying school based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, England. The school, established in 1997, was a tri-service organisation and trained helicopter aircrews for all three British armed forces.
- Basic and advanced helicopter training
- No. 22 Group RAF
RAF Shawbury provides world-class training to around 900 personnel a year, from the UK Armed Forces and international partners. No.1 Flying Training School trains helicopter aircrew for the Armed Forces. The Central Flying School (Helicopter) delivers Qualified Helicopter Instructors. The Defence College of Air and Space Operations trains Air ...
An Airbus Juno HT1 of No.1 Flying Training School. No. 1 Flying Training School (No. 1 FTS) (formerly the Defence Helicopter Flying School) provides basic helicopter pilot training for the RAF, Royal Navy and Army Air Corps (AAC), as well as foreign and commonwealth countries, using twenty-nine Airbus Juno HT1.
- 1916, rebuilt 1937
- Group Captain Phillip Wadlow
- No. 22 Group (Training)
- 1917–1918 (Royal Flying Corps), 1918–1920 (Royal Air Force), 1938 – present (Royal Air Force)
Defence Helicopter Flying School, British Ministry of Defence (UK MoD). Bases and helicopter types history, present and future (DHFS). United Kingdom
The Central Flying School (CFS) is the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors. Established in 1912 at the Upavon Aerodrome, it is the longest existing flying training school. The school was based at RAF Little Rissington from 1946 to 1976.
- Instructor training and flying training oversight
- Group Captain Martin Higgins
The UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) takes UK armed forces aircrew from initial training through elementary, basic, and advanced flying training phases, preparing them for their arrival at their designated operational aircraft units.
The Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, a Royal Air Force station near Shrewsbury, England, trains aircrew from all three of the Armed Forces. The DHFS has three flying squadrons: 660 Squadron, Army Air Corps and 705 Naval Air Squadron - These are 'parallel' training squadrons...