Another happy customer / helicopter training Spain
WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OF GETTING HOOKED ON HELICOPTER FLYING.
Phoenix Helicopter Academy have opened a branch in Spain, half an hour's drive from Valencia airport, which is a two hour £60 return easyJet flight from Gatwick. A motorway leads directly from the airport to the airfield and then 10 minutes further west, to the local town of Requena, so access couldn't be easier.
Phoenix provide first class instruction from charming experienced UK instructors who take turns to do a short spell in Spain. So you can do a combined course at a Phoenix base in the UK (Goodwood or Blackbushe) and in Spain with the same instructors.
The scenery is fabulous.
The airfield is quiet and efficient.
To maximise your flying time and resources there is a hostel on the airfield, shared with a UK microlight school. The accommodation is clean and fun and costs only €25 per night. Another €25 per day will buy you three excellent cooked meals with unlimited drinks at the airfield provided by incredibly friendly willing staff.
My husband and I, both PPL(H) holders, have just returned from a two day trip. We each had over four hours of tuition honing our (in my case rather rusty) flying skills including manoeuvring around a deserted airstrip high in the mountains, an amazing experience.
We stayed in the hostel but if you have transport (our hire car cost €40 per day) there are hotels in Requena, 10 minutes away.
In the evenings we visited Requena where there is a lively Irish pub and various eating places including an incredible tapas bar, reached via narrow medieval streets in the old part of the town. Sadly we didn't have time to explore more or visit the sixteenth century church whose magnificent entrance we tantalisingly glimpsed.
The flying is the main expense and you may even be able to get this partly or totally sponsored in the near future as Phoenix are hoping to link with a University to make training as a commercial helicopter pilot a degree course.
If you are still not sure why not give it a try over a weekend? You are guaranteed to have an amazing time and, as I say, the chances are that you will become irrecoverably hooked.
PS Microlight flying, walking, mountain biking and motor bike scrambling are all on offer from the same site.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!