The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) was a military flying school based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, England. The school, established in 1997, was a tri-service organisation and trained helicopter aircrews for all three British armed forces.
RAF Shawbury provides world-class training to around 900 personnel a year, from the UK Armed Forces and international partners. No.1 Flying Training School trains helicopter aircrew for the Armed Forces. The Central Flying School (Helicopter) delivers Qualified Helicopter Instructors. The Defence College of Air and Space Operations trains Air ...
Photos. Tracking. Formed in Apr 1997 as a Joint Services helicopter flying training service, under the Private Finance Initiative. Civilian contractors run a fleet of civilian owned, military registered (COMAR) training airframes under contract to MoD. Covers basic single engine to advanced multi-engine & SAR training.
In February 2020, the Defence Helicopter Flying School based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, was renamed No. 1 Flying Training School and operates 29 Airbus H135 'Juno' and 3 Airbus H145 'Jupiter'.  Operations and training
The Central Flying School ( CFS) is the Royal Air Force 's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors. Established in 1912 at the Upavon Aerodrome, it is the longest existing flying training school. The school was based at RAF Little Rissington from 1946 to 1976.
The Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, a Royal Air Force station near Shrewsbury, England, trains aircrew from all three of the Armed Forces. The DHFS has three flying squadrons: 660 Squadron, Army Air Corps and 705 Naval Air Squadron - These are 'parallel' training squadrons...
22 de set. de 2023 · RAF Shawbury is home to 1 FTS (formerly the Defence Helicopter Flying School) which delivers the Rotary Wing UK Military Flying Training System. In addition to a fleet of Juno and Jupiter helicopters the station boasts a range of state-of-the-art synthetics and training devices.