Please note: The dark grey AS350B2 Squirrel helicopter (registered G-VGMG) advertised on this website is no longer available.

For the present moment there is no helicopter based in Bideford, North Devon and we are therefore currently unable to undertake any flights to Lundy.

We can however still offer charter flights and filming with our Somerset based Jetrangers.

We apologise for any inconvenience and we will update this website when a new plan emerges.

Aerial Crane

Aerial Crane


Lomas Helicopters have over 25 years experience in helicopter load lifting, under slung loads and using the helicopter as a crane.

Literally a flying crane in the sky, a helicopter is capable of carrying numerous underslung and heavy loads within a confined space or to remote and otherwise inaccessible locations.

In just a matter of hours we can carry out work which would otherwise involve the hiring of cranes, manpower, other plant or even sea going transport which would take days.

With a maximum lift of up to 1 tonne our helicopters can be used for fire fighting, lifting bags of gravel, laying concrete and the placing of air condition units and solar panels.

Pilots and Groundcrew employed for underslung operations are specifically trained in this work.

Tasks include

  • Fire Fighting
  • Sandbags for flood prevention
  • Solar Panels
  • Construction
  • Concrete Laying
  • Pipe Laying
  • Flood Survey
  • Aerial Survey
  • Power Line Survey
  • Water Sampling
  • Fertiliser Spreading
  • Flying materials & equipment to remote locations
  • Salvage
  • Gravel Paths & Footpath Construction
  • Target Retrieval
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Jacuzzis
  • Boats too big for the garden gate
  • Building Materials

We have undertaken tasks such as laying concrete onto pipes at Westward Ho, placing fibreglass dinosaurs into a model village, taking railings and gravel over to Tintagel to build new footpaths and a live cow which was stuck in a bog on Dartmoor.

We have experience of fire flighting using our own bambi bucket and helicopter on the Brecon Beacons and Dartmoor.

Our load lifting team come complete with ground support crew, air to ground radios, 2000 litre fuel bowser and fire and first aid cover.

Please call us on +44 (0) 1237 ­421054 for more information or if you would like a quotation.

Directing helicopter lifting
Directing helicopter lifting
Helicopter carrying load
Helicopter carrying load