As Cardinal’s aircraft is authorised to fly at night and in poor weather conditions our flight crew must meet strict minimum experience, qualification and training requirements.
They attend the world-known and industry setting Flight Safety International Academy in the United States on an annual basis as well as conforming to the UK Civil Aviation Authority requirements set down for Commercial Air Transport aircrew.
Each pilot has in excess of 6000 hours of helicopter flying and carried out their initial flight training and service in the Armed Forces.
Captain Richard Cove
Trained and served with the Army Air Corps from 1990.
Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules (SPIFR) aircrew with over twelve years of corporate helicopter operations with UK “blue Chip” companies.
Experienced in flying Sikorsky S76, Agusta 109 and Eurocopter EC135 helicopter types.
Previous experience includes Police operations and is a qualified helicopter instructor.
Captain Richard Stubbs
After leaving Sandhurst, trained and served with the Army Air Corps from 1990.
Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules (SPIFR) aircrew with over 13 years of corporate helicopter operations with major UK companies. Experienced in flying Bell 430, Agusta 109 and Sikorsky S76 helicopter types.