Heliflight Flying School at Staverton Airport

Congratulations to our Director, Kay Herbert on passing her final Helicopter pilots theory exam. Kay is the owner of Global FLT but in her spare time likes to fly helicopters.  Once she had got the bug she decided to take her Private Pilots Licence.  The practical side of flying the Robinson R22 helicopter is fairly straightforward and Kay soon mastered the basics, including auto rotation which is where the engine is switched off whilst you are airborne and you have to control the helicopter and land it safely without engine power….. don’t panic!!

The most difficult part of getting the private pilots licence is all the theory side, there are nine exams that must be undertaken, and passed:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Planning & Performance
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications


Well done Kay, we are very proud of you.  It cannot be easy to fit all of this studying in whilst running the company, carrying out training courses and also being a full time mum.  I wonder what your next challenge will be?