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Graham Portbury passes PPL (H) - June 2015

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.




Graham has been flying with Phoenix at the Blackbushe branch in his spare time and has now qualified as a Private Helicopter Pilot. The private pilot’s licence course consists of at least 45 hours of flight training of which 10 hours are completed as supervised solo flight. Once all the required flight training was completed it was time for the final practical skills test.

The skills test was the last hurdle in the course and required Graham to demonstrate a variety of skills to prove his capability as a pilot. Graham passed with flying colours and can now share his passion for flying with friends and family, well done Graham!