Defence Helicopter Flying School
1997–2020 UK military flying school / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) was a military flying school based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, England. The school, established in 1997, was a tri-service organisation and trained helicopter aircrews for all three British armed forces. It initially used the Eurocopter Squirrel HT1 and Bell Griffin HT1 helicopters, which were retained despite the introduction of the Airbus Juno HT1 and Airbus Jupiter HT1.
1997–2020 UK military flying school
|Defence Helicopter Flying School|
|Active||1 April 1997 – February 2020 (continued as No. 1 FTS)|
|Branch|| Naval Service|
Royal Air Force
|Type||Flying training school|
|Role||Basic and advanced helicopter training|
|Part of||No. 22 Group RAF|
|Home stations||RAF Shawbury (HQ) and RAF Valley|
(Latin for 'I take joy from flight')
|Unit aircraft codes|
The school was re-badged as No. 1 Flying Training School during February 2020 and continues to provide helicopter training for the British armed forces.