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We are pleased to offer self-fly helicopter hire and private helicopter leasing (dry hire) with a growing fleet of modern aircraft from our Elstree Aerodrome base near London and Essex.

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 self fly hire & short or long term dry-hire lease options, please get in touch.

Our Helicopters

Cabri G2


The latest and greatest in the 2-seat training market

  • Maximum Speed: 130kt
  • Cruise Speed: 80kt
  • Max Take-Off Weight: 700kg
  • Engine: Lycoming O-360-J2A

Robinson R44

Clipper II & Raven I

Over 25 years of proven safety and reliability!

  • Maximum Speed: 130kt
  • Cruise Speed: 110kt
  • Max Take-Off Weight: 2500lbs  (2200lbs for Cadet)
  • Engine: Lycoming IO-540


Robinson R66


Our favourite single-engine turbine training helicopter

  • Maximum Speed: 130 – 140kt
  • Cruise Speed: 120kt
  • Max Take-Off Weight: 2700lbs
  • Engine: 300

MD520 N


A NOTAR® helicopter with looks from the future

  • Maximum Speed: 152kt
  • Cruise Speed: 125kt
  • Max Take-Off Weight: 3350lbs
  • Engine: Allison 250-C30

Robinson R22


The world’s most popular training helicopter!

  • Maximum Speed: 102kt
  • Cruise Speed: 75kt
  • Max Take-Off Weight: 1370lbs
  • Engine: Lycoming O-320

Bradshaw T5 Tug

Electric Tow Vehicle

Our trusty tow tug to move our helicopters around!

  • Maximum Speed: 10mph
  • Cruise Speed: 5mph
  • Max Tow Weight: 5000kg
  • Engine: Emission Free Electric Motor
Get in touch for more information & to book in!