The Robinson R44 is available for daily hire from our Elstree Aerodrome base.


The 4-seat Robinson R44 is the world’s most popular helicopter, with over 5,000 models produced since 1993. The R44 offers similar handling characteristics and performance to our R66, with high reliability, fuel economy and excellent safety features as well as hydraulically assisted controls – at an affordable price.

The high-performance R44 Clipper II has a Lycoming IO-540 fuel injected, tuned-induction engine, which eliminates the need for carburettor heat. The standard 28-volt electrical system ensures good starting performance in hot or cold weather and provides additional electrical power for optional equipment.

The R44 Raven I and R44 Cadet has a Lycoming O-540 normally aspirated engine. The R44 Cadet, with only two seats and a lower MTOW, means that some of our fleet had the additional weight capacity to be fitted with air-conditioning – a great addition for those hot summer flying days!

Most of our R44 helicopters are fitted with USB chargers for on-the-go power, digital cockpit instruments and bubble windows for enhanced viewing & cabin space

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.​


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