“Volatus tutus est non clamitas”

“Flight safety is no accident.” Our courses provide you with the essential information you need for flying and maintaining your Robinson helicopter. For unparalled expert advice on flight safety, general maintenance and repair, as well as factory maintenance, why not book one of our courses that are run in the UK, Europe and throughout the World?

Use our course application form to book, or alternatively call +60 (0)138 848007 or
+60 (0)198 683007
. You can read more about the different courses on offer below.

Our courses

Richard Mornington-Sanford is Robinson Helicopters Accident/ Technical investigator with unrivalled experience outside of the factory on the Robinson product and is accredited with CAA Engineering and Flight Instructor licences.

Civil Aviation Authority and European Aviation Safety Agency accredited

European Aviation Safety Agency Part 147 training course

European Aviation Safety Agency Part 147 training courses for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters

European Aviation Safety Agency Part 147 training courses

These are theoretical courses in the general maintenance and repair of the R22, R44 and R66 airframes with their relevant Lycoming and Rolls Royce engines.

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European flight safety course

European flight safety course

Richard Mornington-Sanford is the only UK safety expert presenting this course outside of the Robinson Helicopter factory.

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Robinson helicopter factory maintenance course

Robinson helicopter factory maintenance course

This is a “hands on” course in the general maintenance and repair of the R22, R44 and R66 helicopters.

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Latest video


Mornington Sanford Aviation and the first R66 in Thailand at Solaire

Mornington Sanford Aviation Assists with the Certification of the First Robinson R66 Type in Thailand

Richard Mornington-Sanford assists Solaire Heliluck Aviation Services (Robinson Helicopter Co. R44 and R66 dealer in Thailand) with the first of type certification of the Robinson R66 helicopter in Thailand.

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Richard’s Harps

short flight safety reminders
  • The dangers of trial lessons and flights with new students

    One of the most dangerous times for a flight instructor is the trial lesson and/or the early flights with the new student. One of the main reasons for this is the sensitivity of the cyclic control and the students heavy handedness.

    To overcome this potential threat the instructor should keep their airspeed between 60 to 65KTS IAS which will enable them to easily and safely manage the students over controlling.

    One of a regular series of reminders and points in regard to flight safety.

News & course updates

  • UK AAIB give praise

    After conducting a closed European Robinson R22/R44 Pilots Flight Safety Course for the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch, they have remarked that it is "invaluable for its target audience of PPL owners."
    See our course information to book your place on our next session.

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Our services

Richard instructs ground crew on the assembly procedures and safety checks

Mornington Sanford Aviation offers the following services:

Training courses in:

  • Flight safety
  • Factory maintenance
  • New helicopter build and set-up

EASA approved type training
Legal work – expert witness

Helicopter walk around DVDs
Flight safety publications