We are pleased to announce we will be attending this year's Pilot Careers LIVE exhibition at Heathrow Airport on 7th November!
We would like to welcome our new R22 Beta II G-PERE to the Phoenix Helicopter Fleet! This new addition will be based at our Blackbushe branch, and will be available for training flights and also for self-fly hire!
Phoenix Helicopters are pleased to announce that our Flight Instructors Course has been approved!
The Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting is a Motor Racing Event which aims to capture the atmosphere and camaraderie of the BARC Members Meetings held at Goodwood back in the 50s and 60s. The event features live track demonstrations of both retro and modern racing cars.
Every year Phoenix staff are required by the Civil Aviation Authority to conduct a first response training course. The course is split into a morning of fire-fighting followed by an afternoon of first aid training. Phoenix would like to thank Fire Training specialists “DDS International” and first aid instructor Tom Arkle for conducting a brilliant course.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary Phoenix arranged a Helicopter party for the fleet of Robinson Training Aircraft. The morning wasn’t as we had hoped, overcast with patches of low cloud, but by midday the weather at Blackbushe cleared and the crew of three R22’s and an R44 were on their way to join the rest of the team down at Goodwood.
Every year Phoenix hold an annual Xmas Party and 2014 was no exception. The party is open to all staff and students at both our Goodwood and Blackbushe branches.
Every so often Phoenix Helicopters organise a group flying trip open to anyone flying at the school. The trips are a great opportunity for both students and self-fly hiring pilots to experience new challenges and locations. Last weekend saw a fleet of five Phoenix aircraft depart Blackbushe for a weekend’s mountain flying in the Welsh countryside.
Phoenix Helicopters welcomes two new commercial pilots to cope with the growing demand for pleasure flying at both the Goodwood and Blackbushe branches. The pilots will be put to work flying a variety of jobs from event charter to our increasingly popular executive dining packages which involved clients flying into top hotels for lunch.
Phoenix Helicopter Academy is excited to announce that we will be planning to run flight instructor courses in 2015.The flying school currently have courses for both the private pilot’s licence, commercial pilot’s licence and numerous type rating courses but are looking to expand further and offer the flight instructor course. The application and all the paper work for the FI course has been sent off to the CAA, so it’s now just a case of waiting for approval which is expected in 2015.
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.
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!
Aimee and Matt (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
Sean Larsen (Student)
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.
Thank you for a fantastic experience. It was very well organised and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Vanessa & Ravi (Wedding Charter)
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
Kevin Piotrowicz (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!
Kim and David Edwards (Pleasure Flight)
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.
Clive Stewart Morrison
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)
Stuart Russell (Student)
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.