Gift Flights

Discover the ultimate thrill with a helicopter flying experience.

Do you dream of taking to the skies, but want to try it in an exciting and unique way? There's nothing quite like the thrill of vertical flight and you can enjoy a real adrenaline rush with a helicopter flying experience. Ideal for anyone after a truly unique experience day, we offer a number of exhilarating helicopter flights that are sure to put your head in the clouds.

At Phoenix we offer two types of gift flights, Trial Lessons and Pleasure Flights.

Trial Lessons

If you're after a 'hands-on' helicopter flying day, why not find out if you've got what it takes to become a pilot? With one of our helicopter flying lessons you'll have the unique opportunity to command a helicopter as you are given guidance by an experienced instructor. Perfect for aspiring aviators and adrenaline junkies alike, you'll learn the basics of helicopter flight with a pre-flight briefing before taking the controls with this exciting experience day.

These gifts are more ideal for a single person as they are given on a one to one basis with an instructor and may be more convenient as you can choose your own date. We offer four main vouchers in two aircraft types; you can choose from 15 minutes to 2 hours in either an R22 two seater (instructor plus one) or the R44 four seater (instructor plus three interested parties). The vouchers have a life span of eight months and can be given and booked at any time to suit you. 

Also remember your lesson counts towards a Helicopter Pilots Licence so if you are planning on taking it further this is the ideal start.


Weight Limits For Trial Lessons
Maximum Weight R22 250 Lbs (113Kg)
Maximum Weight R44 300 Lbs (136Kg)



Pleasure Flights


An alternative to a lesson is a Pleasure Flight. Usually reserved for the rich and famous, you can become a high flyer for the day with a helicopter flight experience. Your heart will race as the blades begin to spin and you are lifted gracefully into the air, before cutting through the clouds at up to 100mph. We offer several pre set flights starting with our 15 minute Helicopter Experience flight held on the Goodwood Breakfast Club days, normally the first Sunday of each month or the second Sunday of the month from Blackbushe Airport. For something a little longer and more personal we have our Castles and Coast Flight, a thirty minute experience taking in the breathtaking sights of Sussex and Hampshire South Downs then flying over Petworth House, Amberly Castle and Arundel Castle finally ending on the south coast before returning to Goodwood. Or from Blackbushe our 30 minute Surrey and Thames Valley adventure.

Our next Adventure form Goodwood is a Pleasure Flight over Portsmouth, this is a 40 minute flight taking in the all the views of the harbour including the Spinnaker Tower and returning to Goodwood via the beautiful West Sussex coast line. Alternatively try our Lodnon Helicopter Tour from Blackbushe available on certain dates only.

If you are up for the ultimate adventure then why not try our longest flights from Goodwood of either the Isle of Wight Helicopter Tour or our London Helicopter Tour. These are almost a one and a half hour tour with the options to break up the flight for lunch at a hotel. What an experience of either seeing the sights of London from 1000 ft above the Thames or the spectacular cliffs of the South side of the Isle of Wight towering to nearly 800ft out of the sea. Then feel like a super star with our optional lunch offer where our pilot will fly you into a high class hotel for lunch.

All our pleasure flights are sold on a per seat basis but if you want exclusivity then a minimum of three seats must be purchased. If you are looking for something a bit more bespoke this is no problem as we can cater for individual requests and can manage parties of any size. Simply contact us for more details.

For further detail please have a look through our dedicated pages or if you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Vouchers available on-line

or phone 0800 864 4414

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I really enjoyed my training with Phoenix Helicopters (even with the stresses of a tight budget and timescale!), and having now passed my PPL I will definitely be continuing my training and self-fly hire there.

Sean Larsen (Student)

Phoenix Helicopter Academy at Goodwood is a great place to learn to fly. Relaxed, yet totally professional. The instructors go out of their way to ensure you get the best training. Highly recommended!

Kevin Piotrowicz (Student)

We would like to say a huge thank you for all your help and service on our big day. It was an amazing day and your contribution helped our wedding be the day we wished for and a success. We appreciate all your efforts on the day. Lots of Love Vanessa & Ravi  

Vanessa & Ravi (Wedding Charter)

Thank you all at Phoenix, SO much! I think it's finally sinking in for Matt exactly what went on yesterday. His maiden chopper flight was wonderful and he had a great day. Such a smooth flight. Really can't thank you enough for making the day so special

Aimee and Matt (Charter)

A very enjoyable flight. A birthday present for myself and friend and trial first flight. Hoping to do the flight down The Thames next year for our 40th and 60th birthdays!

Groupon Customer

Thank you for a fantastic experience. It was very well organised and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Groupon Customer

We both had a fantastic flight and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was a lovely clear day which helped make the views over West Sussex stunning. 
Having a flight in a helicopter is something I have wanted to do for years, it was great to enjoy such an experience.

Kim and David Edwards (Pleasure Flight)

Just a short note to express our thanks to all at Phoenix Blackbush,for a truly enjoyable experience.Our special thanks go to Simon Halfpenny not only for his cheerful sense of humour but also for his skill as a pilot,over the last 25 years I have flown with many pilots most being military or EX.& I can say that Simon ranks amongst the best that I have had the pleasure to fly with. (London Helicopter Tour)

Clive Stewart Morrison

Easy to find with excellent parking. All staff, including Toby, our pilot, were very approachable and happy to chat. Great atmosphere. A thoroughly enjoyable experience all round.

Groupon Customer

Phoenix for me is now more than just a school to learn how to fly, it has a very homely feel to it, where students and the staff have become a family.

Stuart Russell (Student)