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-Founder- Helicopter Club

Aidan Garvey

Aidan started his Aviation Career on 17 September 1986 as an apprentice aircraft engineer with Aer Lingus in Dublin Airport gaining experience on widebody commercial transport aircraft including Boeing 707, 737, 747, 767, Airbus A330 and A340.

He started flying Helicopters on 03 March 1999 gaining his CPL(H), Flight Instructor Rating and ATPL knowledge by 2002. With an early passion for safety he completed Safety Courses both at Sloane Helicopters in the U.K. and at the Robinson Helicopter Company, Torrance, California.

He then became a licenced Helicopter engineer in 2007. He has been flying and fixing helicopters ever since.

Aidan holds multiple Pilot and Engineering licences.



-EASA CPL(H) FI TRI Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopters

Instructor rating Un-Restricted, Type Rating Instructor.

-CASA CPL(H) FI TRI Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopters Instructor rating Grade 1, Type Rating Instructor.


With over 4,000 hours on several helicopter types.



-EASA Part 66 Engineers licence B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B1.4 & C.

-CASA Part 66 Engineers licence B1.3 & B1.4.

With experience on:

Robinson R22, R44, R66.

Bell 206/206L.

Airbus Helicopters EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355, AS332, EC225.

Sikorsky S76 & S92.

Leonardo Helicopters AW139.

He has flown in Ireland, the U.K., France, Italy, L.A. (Robinson Factory Safety Course) and throughout Australia.


During his tenure with Bristow Helicopters (Australia) as an Engineer, he was posted in Tooradin Victoria, Darwin N.T., Perth, Exmouth, Karratha, Broome, Barrow Island and Truscott Mungalulu in W.A.


Prior to leaving Australia, he secured a post with the Civil Aviation Safety Agency (CASA) as a Flight Operations Inspector.

Since returning home to Ireland he set up 'The Helicopter Club' to make the wonderful world of helicopters accessible to all who wish to pursue their dream of flying.

As you can see, Aidan has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he is only too happy to share.

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