Robinson R22 & R44 helicopter

European flight safety course


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

classroom and workshop tuition


The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch AAIB have commented: “All of the inspectors thought the course was worthwhile and that it would be invaluable for its target audience of PPL owners. Most were impressed by the pro-active stance which Robinson had taken towards improving safety by pilot education, recognising that the education should continue after the award of a license.

“Our engineers were pleased by your technical explanations, which they felt made up for the less than comprehensive manuals”.


Courses are taught in English only with a maximum of 10 students. Those not fluent in the English language must arrange for an interpreter.


This is a two day course with the flying aspect carried out as and when convenient.

Instruction commences promptly at 08:30am each morning and ends at approximately 17:30 to 18:00pm each day. It is recommended that students should arrive at least 15 minutes early each morning.


The course is run from an airfield in Northamptonshire:
Sloane Helicopters Ltd facility at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN60BN.

However, this course is also available outside of the UK. Please contact us for details.


Activity Time
Arrive, welcome and morning coffee 08:00-08:30
Introduction 08:30-08:45
Reasons for course, General accident review, Types, Causes 08:45-10:45
Coffee Break 10:45-11:00
Helicopter Theory, Engine Management 11:00-13:00
Lunch 13:00-14:00
Critical Flight Conditions 14:00-16:00
Regulations 16:00-16:30
Afternoon tea 16:30-16:45
Individual Accident Review 16:45-18:00


Activity Time
Arrive, welcome and morning coffee 08:00-08:30
R22/R44 Pre Flight Inspection 08:30-10:45
Coffee Break 10:45-11:00
R22/R44 Systems 11:00-12:45
Lunch 11:00-13:00
R22/R44 Flight Manual 13:45-14:30
Afternoon tea 14:30-14.45
Examination and evaluation 14.45-18:00


If you have any questions or require information on course tariffs then please contact us. If you wish to enrol in this course then please click here for an application form.