Yorkshire Helicopters is based at Walton Wood Airfield, situated between Wakefield and Doncaster but easily accessible via the M1 and M62 and just a minutes drive from the A1. This rural airfield setting is the perfect venue to learn the skills of helicopter flying in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Walton Wood Airfield is almost 100% helicopter having been home to Aero Maintenance Ltd for the last 20 years. There is no official air traffic control here, making this a relaxed atmosphere to learn all about helicopter flight, as well as being very cost effective.
Unlike being based at an international airport we have the ability to move freely around the airfield without sitting ‘holding’ waiting for a gap in air traffic or wasting time unnecessarily. This means that the essential skills of helicopter flying can be learned right here in the most cost-effective manner.
About Oliver Nicholls
Oli first began his career as a helicopter flying instructor at a busy Leicester based school. He moved to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands to challenge himself in a completely different flying environment with the unusual job of flying with filmmakers and photographers.
On returning to Yorkshire, Oli continues teaching helicopter flying and flies helicopters professionally all over the UK.
As his experience of the helicopter training environment grew, he realised that there was a growing demand for a helicopter flight training environment with none of the prevention, stress and complication that large operations based at international airports can sometimes project.
The Yorkshire Helicopters Ethos
Our relaxed teaching style and focus on the enjoyment of the challenges and successes is rapidly growing us a following of customers who are happy to recommend Yorkshire Helicopters to friends and colleagues who are jealous of their new piloting skills.
We take pride in everything we do – ensuring the helicopters are well kept and maintained to the highest of standards, committed to our clients and always attempting to facilitate their flying ambitions, and always there to offer advice (we are all still learning).
Choosing the right helicopter training environment, both for your early qualifications and ongoing development, is vitally important. To find out if Yorkshire Helicopters will be a good fit for your pilot training, feel free to contact us at any time.