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Here you will find the stories of the students that we have had come through our training school. You will find a mixture of PPL (H), CPL (H) and type ratings amongst our students. We have a wide variety of students from all different backgrounds, just going to show that learning to fly helicopters, no matter what your ultimate goal is something that, with the right tuition, is within the grasp of most of us.


Congratulation to Joe Hamlin for passing his PPL (H) - (Read More…)

Congratulation to Joe Hamlin for passing his PPL . After a lot of dedicated and focused training, Joe passed his PPL with flying colors. An all round excellent flight.



Congratulation to Thomas Joyce for passing his CPL (H) - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Thomas Joyce on passing his CPL. Thomas worked really hard this year and dedicated all his time to this venture which has finally paid off for him with a pass today.



Congratulation to Ricky Reeves for passing his PPL (H) - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Ricky for Passing His PPL (H) with us. Ricky has been flying since 2014 and took a short break but has gone all guns blazing this year for an outstanding pass.



Richard Gay Passes PPL (H) August 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Richard Gay for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Richard has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch. Well done Rich, keep up the great flying!

 



Brian Hill Passes PPL(H) July 2016 - (Read More…)

Huge congratulations to Brian Hill for completing his helicopter private pilot’s licence. Brian is a regular face at our Blackbushe branch and has been working extremely hard over a number of years towards his lifelong dream of becoming a qualified helicopter pilot!



Thom Thorpe Passes PPL(H) July 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Thom Thorpe for completing his helicopter private pilot’s licence. Thom is a regular face at our Blackbushe branch and has been working fairly intesively towards his PPL, having started flying in February 2016!



Alex Leonard Passes PPL(H) - July 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Alex Leonard for completing his helicopter private pilot’s licence. Alex has been training towards his PPL licence at our Goodwood branch. Congratulations Alex we hope you have many years of exciting flying with your new licence!



Mikey Cross passes PPL (H) - July 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Mikey Cross for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Mikey has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch. Well done, keep up the great flying.



Malvina passes CPL (H) – March 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Malvina for completing her Commercial Helicopter Pilot's Licence at Blackbushe Airport, with instructor Paul Andrews!



Lee Waters passes PPL (H) – January 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Lee Waters for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Lee has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch. Well done Lee, keep up the great flying!



Tom Preece passes CPL (H) – January 2016 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to apprentice Tom Preece for completing the CPL (H) course. Tom can now work commercially as a helicopter pilot, starting his professional flying career.



James Rowland passes PPL (H) – November 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Phoenix Apprentice James Rowland for passing his Private Pilot's Licence skills test! James has been training at our Goodwood branch, flying once per week, under our apprenticeship scheme.



Mat Reid passes PPL (H) - October 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Phoenix Apprentice Mat Reid for passing his Private Pilot's Licence skills test! Mat has been training at our Blackbushe branch under our apprenticeship scheme. 



Mike Moorey passes PPL (H) - October 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Mike Moorey for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Mike has been training towards the PPL licence at the Goodwood branch. Well done Mike, keep up the great flying!



Sam Richards passes CPL (H) - October 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Sam Richards for completing his Commercial Helicopter Pilot's Licence at Goodwood Aerodrome!



Tim Crisp passes CPL (H) – October 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Tim Crisp for completing the commercial helicopter pilots licence. Tim has been conducting the 35 hour CPL training course down at Goodwood. Well done Tim!



Ben Machin passes PPL (H) – October 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Ben Machin for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Ben has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch. Well done Ben, keep up the great flying.



Phill Barnet passes PPL (H) – October 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Phill Barnett for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Phill has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch. Well done Phill, keep up the great flying.



Ian McGregor-Paterson passes PPL (H) - September 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Ian McGregor-Paterson for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Ian has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch. Well done Ian, keep up the great flying.



Austen Short passes PPL (H) - July 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations Austen Short for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Austen has been training towards the PPL licence intensively at our Goodwood branch.



Tom Newey passes PPL (H) - July 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Tom Newey for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Tom has been training towards the PPL licence intensively at our Blackbushe branch.



Mark Kelliher passes PPL (H) - July 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Mark Kelliher for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Mark has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch under instruction from Captain Ian Smith. Well done Mark, keep up the great flying.



Graham Portbury passes PPL (H) - June 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Graham Portbury for completing the Private Pilot’s Licence with Phoenix Helicopters. Graham can now share his passion for flying by hiring the aircraft for his personal use, taking up friends and family.



Matthew Madden passes PPL (H) - April 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Matthew Madden for completing the Private Pilot’s Licence with Phoenix Helicopters. Matthew can now share his passion for flying by hiring the aircraft for his personal use, taking up friends and family.



Ivan Snell passes PPL (H) – April 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Ivan Snell for completing the Private Pilot’s Licence with Phoenix Helicopters. Ivan can now share his passion for flying by hiring the aircraft for his personal use, taking up friends and family.



Maxim Tebbitt passes CPL (H) - April 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to apprentice Maxim Tebbitt for completing the CPL (H) course this week. Max can now work commercially as a helicopter pilot, starting his professional flying career.



Jonathan Deibel passes PPL (H) – March 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Jonathan Deibel for completing the Private Pilot’s Licence with Phoenix Helicopters. Jonathan can now share his passion for flying by taking up friends and family, building his all-important flying hours whilst working towards the commercial pilots licence.



Philippe Perreaux passes PPL (H) – March 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Philippe Perreaux for completing the Private Pilot’s Licence with Phoenix Helicopters down at the beautiful Goodwood Aerodrome. Philippe can now share his passion for flying by taking up friends and family whist he builds his flight hours.



William Thorne passes PPL (H) – February 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to William Thorne for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. William has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch under instruction from Captain Ian Smith. Well done William, keep up the great flying.



Matthew Fedrick passes PPL (H) – February 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Matthew Fedrick for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Matthew has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch under instruction from Captain Dave Ruston. Well done Matthew, keep up the great flying.



Andy Waite passes PPL (H) – February 2015 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Phoenix Apprentice Andy Waite for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Andy has been training towards the PPL licence at the Blackbushe branch under instruction from Captain Ian Smith. Well done Andy keep up the great flying.



Martin Rayner completes PPL (H) – December 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Martin Rayner for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Martin has been training towards the PPL licence with Phoenix at Blackbushe Airport. Well done Martin keep up the great flying.



John Verkroost completes PPL (H) – December 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to John Verkroost for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. John has been training towards the PPL licence with Phoenix at Blackbushe Airport. Well done John keep up the good flying.



Charles Wilkinson completes PPL (H) – December 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Charles Wilkinson for completing the helicopter private pilot’s licence. Charles has been training towards the PPL licence with Phoenix at Blackbushe Airport. Well done Charles keep up the good flying.



Caleb Chadfield completes CPL (H) – November 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Caleb Chadfield for passing his commercial skills test. The skills test is the last hurdle in the long but satisfying journey to becoming a fully qualified commercial helicopter pilot. Well done Caleb, good luck in your future flying!



Dave Wright completes CPL (H) – November 2014 - (Read More…)

A big congratulations to Dave Wright for passing his commercial skills test. The skills test is the last hurdle in the long but satisfying journey to becoming a fully qualified commercial helicopter pilot. Well done Dave, good luck in your future flying!



Angus de Watteville completes PPL (H) –November 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Angus for completing the private pilot’s licence. Angus has been training towards the PPL licence with Phoenix down at Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex. Well done Angus keep up the good flying.



Dean Stoneman completes PPL (H) – October 2014 - (Read More…)

Dean Stoneman completes his Helicopter Private Pilot’s Licence at Goodwood Aerodrome. Dean can now hire helicopters with his European licence all over the continent. Well done Dean. 



Congratulations to Blair for completing his PPL (H) – September 2014 - (Read More…)

Blair Woodward pictured here after passing his PPL skills test. Well done Blair what an fantastic milestone. Blair can now take passengers up to share his passion for the skies. 



Congratulations to Tom Arkle on completing his PPL (H) – August 2014 - (Read More…)

Tom Arkle pictured here with company boss and PPL flight instructor Paul Andrews after completing his PPL Skills Test. Well done Tom great effort. 



Congratulations to Charlie Coumbe PPL (H) Pass – August 2014 - (Read More…)

Charlie has been on the apprenticeship programme at Phoenix for just over a year now in which time she has completed her PPL (H). Charlie will now start studying for her commercial theory examinations while building her hours at Phoenix. Well done Charlie keep up the hard work.



Congratulations to Greg May for completing his PPL (H) July 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Greg May for completing his Private Pilots Licence (H). Greg can now enjoy self fly hiring the helicopters and taking up friends and family to share his passion for the skies.



Congratulations to Matthew Collins - PPL pass May 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Matthew Collins for passing his Private Pilots Licence today. Matthew has completed the PPL course and will now enjoy the luxury of sharing his passion for flying with passengers. 



Congratulations to Tom Joyce PPL pass May 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Tom Joyce for passing his Private Pilots Licence today. Tom has completed the PPL course in record time and will now be able to move on to the hour building stage. Well done Tom.



Congratulations to Joel Buttery PPL Pass April 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Joel Buttery for completing his Private Pilots Licence this week. Joel Buttery is now qualified to share his passion for flying with friends and family by taking them as passengers. What a fantastic achievement, well done Joel.



Congratulations to Richard Willshire PPL Pass - March 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Richard Willshire for completing his helicopter private pilots licence. Richard is now a fully qualified private pilot. What a fantastic achievement, well done Richard.



Keegan Campbell First Time CPL (H) Pass, March 2014 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Keegan Campbell who passed his CPL (H) skills test yesterday. Keegan can now start his professional flying career with his EASA commercial helicopter pilots licence. 



Sam Richards completes PPL (H) with yet another first time pass, December 2013 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Sam for completing his PPL (H), passing first time. Sam has been flying roughly 4 days a week down at our Goodwood Branch and rocketed through the course in a matter of just a few months. Sam will now continue to fly with Phoenix on our professional pilots program as he enters the structured hour building phase of the course.



Dan Falconer completes R44 type rating September 2013 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Dan for completing the R44 type rating course. Dan can now hire the R44 for his own leisure, taking advantage of the larger and faster aircraft to take friends and family up with him to visit private sites, hotels or just up and around for fun.



Well done to Ray Jewitt for passing his PPL (H) first time September 2013 - (Read More…)

Ray Jewitt quite his job in pursuit of a new career as a helicopter pilot, Ray is completing our zero to hero CPL which will take him from zero hours experience to a fully qualified commercial helicopter pilot. Last week Ray achieved one of the major milestones of the course by completing his private pilots licence (PPL)



First time pass for Arne Smestad September 2013 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Arne Smestad for completing his PPL (H) and R44 type rating at Blackbushe Airport with Phoenix Helicopters. 



Congratulations to Chris Kirk for passing his PPL (H) September 2013 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Chris Kirk for passing his PPL (H) Chris showed inspiring drive and dedication while training with Phoenix for his PPL. Chris knocked out the ground exams at record speeds before focusing on the flying. Chris progressed through the flying course quickly and after all the hard work is now a full qualified private helicopter pilot. Chris will now continue his flying, building his hours in a structured manor while studying for the commercial exams before conducting the CPL course.



Nick Virgo Passes his helicopter PPL July 2013 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Nick Virgo for completing his helicopter private pilots licence at Blackbushe Airfield with the Phoenix Helicopter Academy.



Henry Passes his PPL (H) at blackbushe July 2013 - (Read More…)

Henry passed his PPL skills test this week as a result of lots of fun and hard work training at Blackbushe aerodrome with the Phoenix Helicopters team of instructors.



Congratulations to Giles for passing his CPL (H) July 2013 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to our student Giles for completing his CPL (H) course within exactly the required hours and passing first time with no recomendations at Goodwood with Phoenix. Well Done Giles

 



Dan Falconer-PPL(H), R22 December 2012 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Dan Falconer on passing his PPL(H). Dan is shown here with one of our Blackbushe instructors Steve Edginton.



Monty Monteith - PPL (H), R22 - September 2012 - (Read More…)

Well done to Monty on passing his PPL (H) skills test today! Monty is shown here with Wings for Warriors instructor Mark Radcliffe



Jonathan Owen - PPL (H), R22 - August 2012 - (Read More…)

Congratulations Jonathan on obtaining your PPL (H). August's reasonably forgiving weather finally gave Jonathan a chance to finish his training and go for the skills test.

 



Michael Richards - PPL (H), R22 - July 2012 - (Read More…)

Micheal Richards obtains his PPL(H) on the Robinson R22. Well done for keeping your cool Michael, despite the oppressive heat!



Keegan Campbell - PPL (H), R44 - June 2012 - Type Rating R22 July 2012 - (Read More…)

Keegan has passed his PPL (H) Skills test having converted his South African PPL (H). Congratulations! *UPDATE* July 2012 Keegan has now successfully obtained his R22 type rating.



Giacomo - CPL(H), R22 - May 2012 - (Read More…)

Well done to Giacomo for successfully converting his CPL (H)!



Rocco Morrone - PPL(H), R22 - May 2012 - (Read More…)

Congratulations to Rocco for passing his PPL (H)! All the hard work paid off!



Paul Thompson - PPL (H), R22 - April 2012 - (Read More…)

Paul has completed all of his PPL (H) training with Phoenix Helicopters, working hard to gain his license on the Robinson R22.



Mark Avery - PPL (H), R22 - March 2012 - (Read More…)

Mark has passed his PPL (H) in the R22 with Phoenix Helicopters, after conducting most of his training with an alternative training provider. Mark has now successfully gone on to complete his type rating in the R44, well done Mark!



Oliver Kinnell - PPL (H), R22 - December 2011 - (Read More…)

Oliver is another of our students who is keen to go on and become a commercial helicopter pilot. He completed his PPL (H) training with Phoenix Helicopters on the R22.



Pat McLarry - PPL (H), R22, R44 - September 2011 - (Read More…)

Pat McLarry has been one of the fastest students to go through his helicopter flight training, completing his PPL (H) on the Robinson R22 and a type rating on the Robinson R44 in under four months.



Michael Southouse - PPL (H), CPL (H), R22, R44, B206 - June 2011 - (Read More…)

Michael joined Phoenix Helicopters to complete his commercial helicopter pilot training after having carried out some of his hour building with us here at Goodwood as well as a type rating on the Robinson R44. Michael enjoyed some of the benefits of our structured hour building programme, with specific flights put on to help build his skill level with a view to taking his CPL training.



Jonathan Symons - PPL (H), R22, R44 - June 2011 - (Read More…)

Jonathan is another one of our students who wanted to get through his training fairly swiftly, and he did just that. Going solo in the R22 in only 22.5 hours, was a massive achievement, and testament to his natural ability behind the controls. Jonathan benefited from the nice weather throughout the summer months and was able to spend most days here with us at Phoenix Helicopters, to complete his PPL (H) in less than three months. A very impressive achievement!!



Ken Brackwell - PPL (H), R22 - May 2011 - (Read More…)

Ken learnt to fly helicopters in New Zealand, while he was away on holiday, having returned to the UK he was keen to convert his license to JAA version to self fly hire here in sunny England.



Sean Larsen - PPL (H), R22 - November 2010 - (Read More…)

Sean is a fantastic example of how you can achieve your PPL (H) on a budget. Flying helicopters was something that Sean had always wanted to do, and so throughout his time studying at college and university he saved hard to ensure that he had enough money to get him through his PPL (H).



Alastair Lovell - PPL (H), CPL (H), R22, R44 - August 2011 - (Read More…)

Alastair started his training with us at Phoenix Helicopters, working through his PPL (H) successfully in 47 hours. He then went on to complete his R44 type rating as part of his hour building for his commercial license. Alastair went through our apprentichip schemue. Alastair went through our apprenticeship scheme, working for phoenix while training for his commercial licence. All Alastair’s hard work is paying off as he is now just taken a job flying for Bond on North Sea operation. North Sea operations are often the dream of many aspiring pilots.



Laurence Tonna - PPL (H), R22 - September 2010 - (Read More…)

Laurence was another example of a student who wanted to get through his training fairly quickly, wanting to start his training in July and complete his PPL (H) prior to going back to university in September.



Stuart Russell - PPL (H), R22 - September 2010 - (Read More…)

Stuart started training with us with the ultimate goal of becoming a commercial helicopters pilot, something that he is currently working towards. Stuart began his training, working steadily through his PPL (H). Stuart passed his test successfully in 51 hours.



Kevin Piotrowicz - PPL (H), R22, R44 - September 2010 - (Read More…)

Well done to Kevin both for passing his PPL (H) and also later his R44 Type rating. Kevin is another one of our CPL potentials with him keeping momentum going towards achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a commercial helicopter pilot.