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Captain Douglas J K Allen, Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (Helicopter).

My Career:

1989 – 1992 Studied Aeronautical Engineering at Bristol University, BEng (Hons).

1992 – 2009 Served as a Helicopter Pilot in the Royal Navy flying the Sea King Mk 4 in a variety of different roles throughout the world and embarked on Ships.

November 2009 – Completed Twin Squirrel AS355 Type Rating and the UK CAA Single Pilot Multi Engine Helicopter Instrument Rating Course at Bristow Academy, Staverton Airport, Gloucester.

2010 – 2011 Gained a 1 year contract with PremiAir Aviation Services to fly an EC135 T1 CDS and P2+ in the Police Operations Role, in support of the North Wales Police Constabulary. This Police crew role involved both day and night operations, in a challenging coastal, urban and mountainous environment.

2011 – 2013 Line Pilot with Starspeed Limited flying the EC135 and EC155 on both UK VIP Charter Flights and flying for Private Clients throughout the world, specialising in Superyachts.

2013 – Present. Formed Allen Aviation Ltd in December 2013 in order to conduct Freelance Pilot operations for Private Owners as well as augmentation of Line Pilots for Air Operations Certificate Holders. I currently fly for two Major Commercial Companies, one in a Single-Pilot role and the other as a Multi-Pilot Offshore Operation and additionally I fly private operations in the UK and on board a Superyacht Worldwide.