First anniversary for Cardinal Helicopter Services

Cardinal Helicopter Services
celebrates its first anniversary this month after a busy year including over
141 flights to date and a new heliport opening at City Airport
and Heliport in Manchester.

Over the year, flights have
involved flying to numerous events such as the Grand National at Aintree in
April, Royal Ascot races and the Glastonbury
festival in June, the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone in July among many

Cardinal has also flown a
number of businesses to various locations around the UK and to international airports.
The company is able to offer services in 2012 to a number of events including
the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, horseracing events at numerous
racecourses around the UK,
FA Cup semi-finals and final, the MotoGP and Grand Prix at Silverstone, golf
competitions and various music festivals throughout the summer.

Cardinal Helicopter Services,
based at City Airport
and Heliport, Manchester,
is part of The Peel Group.

Captain Richard Cove, chief
pilot for Cardinal Helicopter Services said “Our first year has definitely been
a resounding success. When we began, we were unsure if there was the demand for
our services but our aim of providing a high class VIP charter service for the
future has been well received.”

He continued “Our clientele
this year has included heads of state, peers of the realm, captains of industry
and business people. Looking to future, we will continue supporting our
existing client base and look forward to welcoming new customers and providing
them with the first class, personal service that Cardinal is becoming
synonymous for.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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