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Helicopters (Flying Training)

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the number of flying hours in the initial training programme of a helicopter pilot for each of the three Services, distinguishing between hours of fixed-wing and rotary flying together with the cost per pilot of initial helicopter training for each of the three Services.

The number of flying hours in the basic helicopter pilot training programme in each of the Services is as follows:

Royal NavyArmyRoyal Air Force
Fixed Wing7040100
Rotary Wing708090
Up-to-date estimates of cost are not yet available.