“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.

Read More


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.

Read More


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.

Read More



Visual Flight Rules (VFR), Weather and You!

The helicopter should be a reasonably good ‘bad weather avoidance’ flying machine due to its flight control versatility.

The pilot can slow down, descend in a considered manner, land or even hover taxi should the en route weather deteriorate into difficult flying conditions. Therefore, the helicopter should be a flying machine that has a very low fatal accident rate relating to weather.

So why is weather one of the leading causes of helicopter fatal accidents?

Click here to read more →

Latest video

Coronavius COVID-19 Message

An update on our courses

Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. were scheduled to conduct a number of EASA courses within the UK throughout the months of September, October and November 2020.

Following on from various announcements across Europe regarding the implementation of further lockdown measures due to COVID-19, it is with regret that we have had to make the decision to postpone these courses.

The current situation is very fluid and changing on a daily basis and we do not want to cause you the inconvenience of booking flights and hotel accommodation only to have to cancel and possibly incur costs.

We are hopeful that we can reschedule the courses for the first quarter of 2021.

We sincerely apologise for the postponement and fully appreciate your patience.

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.

    More about our courses...

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