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The British Helicopter Association news will be posted here on a regular basis. Journalists wanting further information or requests for interviews should contact: | tel: +44 (0) 1276 856 100

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AGM/Annual Dinner – Thursday 8 November 2018

BHA ANNUAL DINNER Thursday 8 November 2018 at The Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED AGM – 18:30 Drinks reception – 19:00 Dinner – 19:30 Carriages – 24:00 Reserve you seat early as space is limited, please contact Caro or Jo at the BHA Telephone: 01276 856100 Annual Dinner 2018

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The next course is scheduled for 24th and 25th October 2018.   Course costs are £50 to BHA members but non-members are welcome to attend on payment of the course fee of £400. The course runs over a two-day period and the areas that are covered are Aviation Insurance, Legal Matters, Flight Operations, Form Four Interview, The Chief Pilot […]

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The BHA will be at Helitech International 2018

16 – 18 October 2018, Amsterdam RAI  

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Eric Brown Award 2017

Eric Brown Award was presented to Gerry Hermer AFC Gerry Hermer AFC, one of East Anglian Air Ambulance’s (EAAA) founding members, fully retired in March this year after nearly 50 years in rotary aviation! Gerry was the driving force behind the establishment of the Air Ambulance and Police flight in East Anglia; not only did […]

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25th Annual Golf Day

  BRITISH HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION 25th ANNUAL GOLF DAY     The annual golf day unfortunately did not have the weather on our side this year, with the rain coming down early afternoon.  There were 14 participants at Temple Golf Club, near Henley. The following winners of various categories were: 2017 Winner                                     Peter Ashby, The Queen’s […]

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New Look Website

Date: September 26th, 2016 For Immediate Release New Look Website for the British Helicopter Association The British Helicopter Association has launched its new-look website: Featuring images and video from its members, the website is attractive, easily navigated and accessible. It provides visitors with clear information about the association, its membership and the UK’s civil […]

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BHA Governance and Independence

Response to Jeremy Parkin,, request for a statement regarding BHA Governance and Independence. Are We Independent? From time to time, the British Helicopter Association is quizzed on how it can fairly and effectively represent its members. After all, it has a broad membership comprising large companies and some smaller independent operators with diverse focus […]

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BHA President Calls for Post-Brexit Reassurances

The President of the British Helicopter Association, The Lord Glenarthur, has called on the Government to do all in its power to ensure the voice of the UK’s aviation expertise is not wasted, as the country withdraws from the EU. Speaking during a House of Lords Debate on Tuesday 5th July, The Lord Glenarthur said: […]

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The British Helicopter Association Goes Social

The British Helicopter Association has ventured into the world of social media. It now has a Facebook page and Twitter account and will be posting industry updates and news on these sites. Please like us at: And follow us at: @BritishHelicopt The BHA is a non-profit trade organisation that represents the UK’s civil helicopter […]

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Illegal Public Transport

There is nothing in law to prevent the carriage of non-paying passengers on an instructional flight, apart, of course, from solo flights by a student pilot. If the only payment made is for carriage of the trainee pilot under instruction, the flight is classed as aerial work, and no Air Operator Certificate (AOC) is needed. […]

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