Last week at Phoenix we welcomed Thomas Kennedy for work experience. He was able to get an inside look at how things work in the aviation industry. Tom wasted no time getting stuck in to working life, helping with the operations side of flying, keeping the aircraft clean, assisting students and helping with the day to day running of our Blackbushe branch.
Last weekend saw the new Robinson R22, G-HIEL, in action for the first time at Phoenix. The latest aircraft purchase takes the pressure off the busy fleet and opens up more availability for students. G-HIEL will be based at the Blackbushe Branch to join the ever growing Phoenix training fleet.
Vacancy Now Closed
Becoming a Commercial Helicopter pilot for many can seem like just a distant dream. Financing your helicopter training privately can be daunting but Phoenix Helicopters are proud to announce that we are looking for a second apprentice to join the team at our Blackbushe branch. The apprenticeship scheme combines a full time role at the company, while training towards your Commercial Pilots Licence.
Last weekend saw the annual Phoenix convoy flight take a fleet of seven aircraft ,including two R44’s and five R22’s, over the channel to the beautiful French town of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage.
After being cancelled due to weather four times the Weston Super Mare Helicopter Museum trip finally took place. The Museum trip was a great opportunity for PPL students and hour builders to test their navigation techniques with a practical challenge. The day was a huge success with some great flying as well as some interesting sights at the museum.
Phoenix Helicopters are very excited to announce that we will be providing helicopters for the new Jack FM eye in the sky flights. The eye in the sky will provide commuters with valuable traffic information for the Reading and Berkshire area between 07:45 and 08:30. Click the story to read more.
2013 has been a great year at Phoenix Helicopters, there as been new additions in staff, aircraft and facitlies as well as countless success for students training with Phoenix.
G-BROX is the newest edition to the ever growing fleet of training aircraft at Phoenix Helicopters.
The Devils Punch Bowl was this year’s venue of choice for Phoenix Helicopter’s Christmas party. The party was a great success with loads to celebrate both for the business and for the students. See below for more information.
If you have started any of the PPL ground school studying or perhaps purchased our PPL starter pack, you will have notice the navigation book is quite substantial. Our introduction day will cover the majority of the practical elements of Navigation, the class is intended to take you to the next step with your flying. It introduces the navigation element, but it will also provide great assistance with the PPL Navigation exam its self.
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.
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
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.
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!
Thank you for a fantastic experience. It was very well organised and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
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
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.
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.
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)
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!