CFS Helicopters

Welcome to CFS Helicopters. Offering professional training to PPL level


Cranfield Flying School, based in South East England, has offered the highest level of pilot training for the last 10 years. We have recently acquired a Schweizer 300CBi helicopter and are now delighted to be offering full helicopter pilot training as an addition to our portfolio.



The Private Pilot Licence for Helicopters, or PPL(H), entitles you to fly a helicopter for pleasure and is the first step towards a commercial licence. Pilot training at Cranfield Flying School is conducted in our Schweizer 300CBi. If you're new to helicopters we recommend you first book an Introductory Trial Lesson for a first-hand experience.

In order to gain your European JAR PPL(H) Licence you will need to complete a minimum of 45 hours flight instruction, at least 10 of which must be pilot-in-command. You will also need to pass a number of examinations.

For further information or to discuss your requirements give us a call on 01234 798858 or use the contact form to get in touch.



The Schweizer 300CBi is one of two preferred helicopters for pilot training (the other being the Robinson R22) and is proven to be exceptionally safe. It has a number of advantages over the R22 including a higher seat weight limit permitting us to fly with larger or taller students who may struggle to comfortably fit in smaller aircraft such as the R22. Another huge benefit offered by the 300CBi is that it allows students exposure to fully articulated rotor systems early in their training.

Contact Us

We are based at Cranfield Flying School in Bedfordshire, near Milton Keynes and Bedford.
To get in touch give us a call on 01234 798858 or fill in the form below: