Helicopter Club of Great Britain

The HCGB was formed in 1966 with the aim of bringing together helicopter pilots, owners and enthusiasts.

The HCGB is the primary representative body for the growing number of private helicopter owners and pilots. The purpose of the club is to promote safe and considerate flying and to encourage its members to actively take part in the many varied sporting and social events that the Club organises every year.

In latter years the club has been heavily involved in fighting to preserve the interests of its members in the face of newly proposed European legislation that aims to affect the long established freedoms of general aviation both rotary and fixed wing. The aim is to ensure that wherever possible new legislation affecting general aviation is practical, appropriate and cost effective.

The club is represented on several committees including the Royal Aero Club, the FAI, the General Aviation Alliance, the General Aviation Consultative Committee, and the General Aviation Safety Council as well as other consultative committees.

As a member of the RAeC and the FAI, the club organises regular sporting events including the British Helicopter Championship / Helicopter Air Games. Club members (both crews and judges) are regularly take part in the World Helicopter Championships and other international events hosted by foreign aero sport organisations.

The President of the HCGB is His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales – other notable honorary members include, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Duke of York, Mr Robert Pooley and Wing Commander Kenneth Wallis.

Membership of the Helicopter Club of Great Britain can be requested by contacting the Secretary at, Ryelands House, Aynho, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 3AT.




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