Helicopters: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the existing MoD or private sites with helicopter simulation facilities are; which services use such sites; and what the annual operating cost of each such site is.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 09 January 2015

A list of those Ministry of Defence establishments at which helicopter flight simulators are based is provided below. For the purposes of this answer, I have interpreted helicopter simulation facilities to mean only full-motion flight simulators.

In addition to helicopter simulation, each establishment undertakes a range of defence activities and the full annual operating cost of each establishment could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Name of Establishment

Service

RAF Benson

Tri-Service

MOD Boscombe Down1

Empire Test Pilots School

RNAS Culdrose

Royal Navy

Army Aviation Centre - Middle Wallop

Army

RAF Shawbury

Tri-Service

RAF Valley

Royal Air Force

RNAS Yeovilton

Royal Navy and Army

Wattisham

Army

1 - A generic flight simulator that can be configured to represent a helicopter.

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