Starspeed has been providing training for qualified helicopter pilots since 2011.

Its instructor team has an impressive history of both civilian and military flying, with extensive experience of flying in adverse weather conditions and challenging environments.

The training school is based at Kemble Aerodrome in Gloucestershire. It includes an Elite AS 355 FNPT II twin engine device with dynamic control loading, trim and autopilot functions. Certain aircraft-based courses can also be held at Starspeed's base at Fairoaks Airport in Surrey and other remote bases on the ATO.

Starspeed can offer type ratings; instrument rating training including PBN; stand-alone PBN; TRI and Add-TRI courses; TRE training; differences courses; MCC (H); Elevated Helipad Training and Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT).

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Flying Safe During COVID-19
The government and CAA guidelines allow commercial pilot training to continue, but we only want to operate during this challenging time if we commit to keeping our instructors, students and all who visit our facility as safe as possible. We have completed a thorough risk assessment and our COVID policy is as follows:

  • All students and instructors to give a declaration of being symptom-free 7 days prior to course commencement
  • Daily temperature checks at the facility
  • All students, instructors and visitors to download the NHS app and check-in using the QR code at the facility on a daily basis
  • Students and instructors will be given access to anti-viral wipes, hand sanitiser and a mask (if required) upon arrival at the facility
  • No unnecessary visitors to the facility
  • Hand sanitiser to be made available throughout the facilities
  • The simulator and aircraft to be sanitised pre- and post-use
  • Social distancing to be maintained in the crew room and classroom
  • Masks to be worn where social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Earpiece and microphone covers to be provided, and headsets sanitised after use.
  • Any other equipment, i.e. foggles/iPads to be sanitised pre- and post-use
  • Masks to be worn in offices, corridors and crew room unless individuals are exempt for medical reasons

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch. Flight training is our business; health and safety are our priority.

West Entrance
Fairoaks Airport
Surrey GU24 8HU
T: +44 (0) 1276 859100