A DISTINCTIVE black and yellow helicopter has been spotted over Hereford.

The Defence Helicopter Flying School was flying low over Rotherwas at around 2pm today (May 23).

It is unclear from tracker Flight Radar where the helicopter started its journey, but it travelled from Leysters, over Leominster, Bodenham, Sutton St Nicholas and Lugwardine, before soaring over Hereford.

The school trains helicopter crews for the armed forces, with qualified helicopter instructors.


According to the Royal Air Force web page, helicopter flying courses take place five times a year, with 12 pilots and two crewmen on each course. This is to train the next generation of personnel.

The defence helicopters are often spotted over Herefordshire, and often stop at the territorial army centre in the city.

The TA centre in Harold Street is home to A Company 6 Rifles, which trains and prepares soldiers for front line operations based around the world.