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AEROSTAT Production Facilities

and Ongoing Support

Production Facilities, Training and On-going Support


Allsopp Helikites Ltd manufactures and maintains Helikite aerostats in two dedicated buildings located in Hampshire UK.  Allsopp Helikites also has a year-round flight operations and training facility in Dorset, delivering tailored made training programs, demonstrations, and testing. Capable of flying up to 600ft subject to NOTAM.

Our professional team offers a variety of training courses to suit the requirements and budget of our customers.

Full Training Course.  Free with every Desert Star Helikite.

Normally over a two day period.

Starting with a classroom session outlining Helikite theory, flight instructions, risk assessment and safety training. After the classroom session the training leads outside to the Allsopp Helikites flying facility where the customers Helikite is inflated with helium, launched and flown to significant altitude by all the trainees.

The training includes Helikite retrieve, payload attachment, pack up, storage and maintenance. Everything required for the future successful operation of the Helikite in all required circumstances.


Short Training Courses

These are either a half day or full day. They are highly recommended for owners of smaller Skyhook Helikites, or to delve more deeply into particular aspects of Helikite operations, because trainees receive the advantage of many years of Helikite flying experience from our trainers which always saves the customer considerable time and money in the long run.


Customers can meet the manufacturing staff and not only receive valuable information before and during your purchase, but also on going afterwards.

Support is provided for maintenance, repair, and day-to-day operations. Helikites can be sent back to Allsopp production facilities for larger repairs and evaluation.

Below are images showing examples of hands-on training at our facilities in Dorset UK.

10x BT Helikite crew fully trained in on
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British Army Helikite having been launch
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45m3 Desert Star Helikite in Australia (
45m3 Desert Star Helikite in Australia (
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