With over 200,000 flying hours logged since 1995, we are the leading on shore helicopter operator in the UK and Ireland. Today, from our nationwide network of operational bases, the proud and professional PDG team bring their knowledge, skill and passion to bear on every challenge. We are your dedicated aviation support partner.
Your Safety Is Our Business
Safety is PDG Aviation Services number one core value. The company has built its safety culture over many years of experience and operation and has developed a comprehensive safety management system.
Our safety management system has full top level management commitment and provides a systematic, explicit and comprehensive process for managing risks. As with all management systems it involves the setting of objectives, planning, documentation and the measuring of performance against targets.
Our helicopter shoot was a resounding success. We now have so much amazing aerial footage to put into the show. Everything went to plan. I was incredibly impressed with David’s skill as he managed to get into every position we needed. The weather was perfect for us and David & Peter were both so charming & accommodating. I am hard-pushed to think of a better way of spending a day at work.
I just wanted to say a big thank-you-very-much for your excellent team on this Top Gear shoot. The pilot and camera combo were superb… Please pass on my regards and my respect to Alex and Pete for their brilliant work. For me, it was one of the best heli-shoots I’ve ever had under trying circumstance - constant bands of rain. I look forward to next time and hoping its sooner than later!
Just a brief note to thank you for all your work on Hogmanay. We’ve had some great feedback and the ratings, in particular, have been very good, just under 70% of viewers choosing to see in 2017 with BBC Scotland- the highest since 2012. Our thanks are sincerely passed on to you and everyone on your team who helped make the show a success. The images this year were great, and once again we used the heli-cam a lot during the fireworks coverage. Many thanks also for working with us through all the health and safety issues around the laser activity this year, your RA was a joy to read!
Executive Producer, BBC Scotland
The safety and performance benefits we have achieved for customers from being able to deliver a safe, reliable and cost effective aerial inspection capability with no disruption to train services have been significant.
Head of Air Operations, Network Rail
We had to rush a VIP Asian client back to Glasgow after a visit to the Dalmore distillery near Inverness. Despite less than 24 hours notice, PDG Helicopters arranged a seamless transfer at a reasonable price and were very professional in all their communication ensuring all parties were kept informed of the arrangements and punctual arrival. And for the the VIP guests, the flight over the Highlands was the highlight of a memorable trip.
Travel retail director, Whyte and Mackay
PDG feels like an extension of our business, always actively nurturing a symbiotic relationship as both a supplier and client. Operations-wise, each member of the team totally engages in each project as if it was their own personal mission. They do it right, so we don’t ever have to do it twice.
MD, RSK Orbital
Please pass on my thanks to your team for the professional lift at Cawdor Castle on Tuesday. It was a truly memorable experience for all of us for a very local and prestigious location. Once again many, many thanks and I do hope that we can work together on another exciting project in the near future.
Black Isle Bronze Ltd.