Scotia Helicopters operates out of Cumbernauld Airport in Central Scotland roughly halfway between Edinburgh (EGPH) and Glasgow (EGPF). Its convenient location makes it an ideal airfield to learn to fly helicopters.
Cumbernauld Airport is situated within free airspace which offers you the freedom to enjoy beautiful countryside from the air. Within a short space of time, you can be flying over the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands. However being located between two major international airports gives student pilots the exposure to restricted airspace and the challenges of conversing with Air Traffic Control.
Landing fees are extremely competitive compared to the two major airports.
Both Jet A-1 and Avgas 100LL aviation fuels are available as well as parking and hangarage.
The operational staff consists of Flight Information Officers who offer a very high standard of radio service to both visitors and based pilots alike. The Civil Aviation Authority regulates these professional members of staff so expect an excellent service when you next fly in.
In the terminal building, there is also a wonderful cafe/restaurant serving a variety of hot and cold meals, sandwiches, home-baked cakes, drinks and snacks all overlooking the airfield.
How to get here - By Road
|From Glasgow & South
Take A80 to Dullatur turn off (ignoring Cumbernauld signs), leave A80
with Dobbies Garden Centre on your left then follow signs to Cumbernauld airport.
|From Stirling & Edinburgh
Take A80 to Dullatur turn off (ignoring Cumbernauld signs), turn left under carraigeway & right at next roundabout, follow signs to Cumbernauld airport.