The Central Flying School (Helicopter) delivers the next generation of helicopter instructors. The Defence College of Air and Space Operations (DCASO) trains the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers, Weapons Controllers, Identification Officers, Flight Operations personnel, Air and Space Operations Specialists, and is a worldwide centre ...
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
- United Kingdom
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. No. 1 FTS comprises two main elements, 2 Maritime Air Wing (2 MAW) and No. 9 Regiment.
- 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)
Formed in Apr 1997 as a Joint Services helicopter flying training service, under the Private Finance Initiative. Civilian contractors run a fleet of civilian owned, military registered (COMAR) training airframes under contract to MoD. Covers basic single engine to advanced multi-engine & SAR training.
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