Richard has been flying helicopters for 30 years, initially operating in support of offshore oilfields throughout the world from the North Sea to South China Sea.

He swapped into VVIP & corporate passenger flights when he joined a middle Eastern Head of State operation in the 1980s. There followed a long period of working with government owned and private super yachts, and their guests, throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean and Caribbean regions.

After returning to UK, Richard specialised in training and examining helicopter pilots for license, and instrument rating issue and renewal. Richard is a leading pilot for Starspeed and conducts much of our in-house training and testing on the EC155 both in the aircraft and the Simulator.

Richard Poppe

Pilot since: 1980 
10,000 hours
JAR ATPL (H) with Instrument & Instructor Ratings, TRI & TRE on EC155, A109 and SK76 helicopters