The MD520 is available for daily hire from our Elstree Aerodrome base.

Self Fly Hire

The MD520N is a variant of the MD500 helicopter which was originally designed in the 1960s by Howard Hughes (Hughes Helicopters) for the US Army.

Building on the proven design of the MD500, the MD520 introduced a revolutionary design with its NOTAR (NO Tail Rotor) system, which was added in 1990, replacing the conventional tail rotor, to create a safer and extremely quiet aircraft. The MD520 is now used by law enforcement, training schools and for private ownership worldwide due to its low noise footprint and high reliability.

Our MD520 looks fresh in its recently-received coat of paint, and is in the process of a number of avionics upgrades. The 5 bladed fully-articulated rotor system means the helicopter is incredibly smooth, very manoeuvrable and exciting to fly! It’s available with ICE Helicopters for private hire and type ratings.

We have a variety of aircraft available for you to self fly hire from us, perfect for PPL(H) holders going off on a local buzz as well as those hour building and furthering their flying experience. If you’re an aircraft owner and your helicopter is away for maintenance, give us a call and borrow ours for the day!

Hiring with ICE couldn’t be easier – after you have completed a check-flight with one of our affiliated instructors, you will be able to hire the helicopter by booking in with our friendly operations team. No membership fees, and no bulk payments up front! We only ask that if you’ve gone 28 days without flying a helicopter, we can hop in for a quick check-flight with you just for safety before you next hire the helicopter.​

Aircraft Leasing

For short or long term dry-hire lease options, please get in touch.