At Helicentre we have been involved in aviation for over 16 years. We provide commercial and private helicopter training as well as charter, surveying, helicopter sales and management. With bases at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport and City Airport Manchester (Barton), Helicentre is well placed as the leading training provider in the North West.
Helicentre own Kingmoor Aviation (AOC No 2208). This allows us to provide commercial helicopter work including charter and aerial filming to the highest standard fully complying with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations. We operate a large fleet of piston and turbine helicopters, and with our professional helicopter pilots and experienced ground staff we can perform operations swiftly and to the highest standard.
Meet The Team
Capt Jon Rayner
Managing Director / Head of Training / CFI / Flight Examiner / Chief Pilot
CPL(H), FI(H), FE(H), TRE(H) R22, R44, R66, S300, H500, B206, B505, EC145, EC120, AS350, Brantly B2
Capt Guy Cowper
ATPL(A), CPL(H) B757/B767/ B787, B505, S300, EC120, 280FX, R22, R44, R66
Capt Ben Worstencroft
Flight Instructor /
Commercial AOC Pilot
CPL(H), FI(H), AS350, R44, S300, EC120, A109
Capt Mike Jones
CPL(H), FI(H) R22, R44, R66, EC120, A169
Capt Michael Moylan
Flight Instructor/ Commercial AOC Pilot
CPL(H), FI(H) R22, R44, S300, AS350
Capt Paul Tucker
Flight Instructor / IR / Commercial AOC Pilot/ Safety Manager
CPL(H), FI(H) R22, R44, EC135, AS350, AS355
Capt Michael Wharton
CPL(H), FI(H) R44, B206, HU269, Cabri G2
Capt Chris Wood
Flight Instructor / Commercial AOC Pilot / Managing Pilot H145
CPL(H) IR, FI(H), TRI(H), TRE(H), TRI Instructor with b4 Privileges, B206, AS350, AS355, AS365, AW109, BK117/EC145
Explore Our Fleet
SEATS 5 VIP or 7 High Density
CRUISE 120 KTS
FUEL CAPACITY 143 USG
RANGE 600 Nautical Miles
MAX WEIGHT 5225 lbs
CRUISE 140 KTS
FUEL CAPACITY 723kg/900 litres
RANGE 3.5hrs / 351 Nautical Miles
MAX WEIGHT 3700kg
CRUISE 110 KTS
FUEL CAPACITY 49 USG
RANGE 304 Nautical Miles
MAX WEIGHT 2500 lbs
CRUISE 85 KTS
FUEL CAPACITY 30.7 USG
RANGE 280 Nautical Miles
MAX WEIGHT 1370 lbs
Our Mission Statement
Our mission at Helicentre is to provide a helicopter service to the highest standard.
• To train private and commercial students exceeding the required standards.
• To provide a first class helicopter charter service with a modern fleet and highly trained flight crew.
• To always put safety first.
At Helicentre we have ambitions to become one of the largest and most professional Helicopter training and charter company in the United Kingdom.
• To expand the business and have multiple bases around the UK.
• To become the leading commercial helicopter training facility.
• To expand our fleet with more piston training helicopters and multi-engine turbine helicopters.
• To become the most desirable company for flight crew employment.
We have many values. At the highest it is our staff’s welfare and helicopter maintenance.
• Our team work, both ground and flight.
• The quality of our fleet of helicopters. Both maintenance and cleanliness.
• Our modern working environment for our staff
• Our customers experience.
Making owning a helicopter simple.
At Helicentre we are professionals at managing helicopters.
Using our expertise makes owning a helicopter simple while maximizing the potential of your aircraft.
The services that Helicentre provide are below,
Licensing and documentation Maintenance advice
As well as these services Helicentre can optimize the use of your helicopter by leasing it for training and charter.
This contributes towards the maintenance and running costs.
Please call Helicentre on 0151 448 0388 for more information.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the main operational base for Helicentre. This is where the majority of the aircraft and pilots are based. The airport boasts many facilities that won’t be found anywhere else. This includes multiple radio navigation beacons, full Air Traffic Service (ATC) including primary and secondary radar assistance, 24 hour customs, 24 hour handling, category 7 fire service and separate helicopter landing strip and training area.
Our facilities are first class. We believe that a comfortable working environment is one of the key features to success. Everyone in operations has a designated desk and each helicopter commercial pilot / instructor has their own private work space for planning and briefing.
Manchester City Airport
Helicentre also has a base at City Airport Manchester. Situated in uncontrolled airspace beneath the Manchester Control Zone. City Airport & Heliport is a busy general aviation airport located in the City of Salford.
Open to the general public, there is a hive of aviation activity from flying lessons, private and business flying.
There are plenty of events too for all the family!