Bristow invests in next generation of pilots with latest sponsored U.K. cadet program

©Bristow has a long history of sponsoring cadets

Bristow Group is investing in the next generation of offshore helicopter pilots with its latest sponsored U.K. cadet program in partnership with Helicentre Aviation, designed to attract, train, and retain the professional pilots of the future.

Applications are now open for the program, which will see four cadets chosen through a rigorous joint selection process. Successful applicants’ training, from ab-initio to commercial pilot on an Integrated CPL(H) course, ultimately obtaining a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating, will be fully funded by Bristow.

Established in 2018, the program provides a pathway to enable cadets to graduate and transition from training straight into employment with Bristow, where they will gain type ratings and begin as First Officers with the world’s largest helicopter operator. Bristow is the only North Sea helicopter operator in the U.K. that continues to sponsor the future helicopter pilot workforce through its sponsored cadet program.

During training, the cadets will also have access to Bristow’s flight simulator hall at Dyce, Aberdeen. The purpose-built center hosts three full-size helicopter simulators which use advanced, motion-compensation technology, combined with realistic visuals to replicate the experience of flying Leonardo AW189, Sikorsky S-92 and S-76 aircraft.

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