Well what can you say about petrol-head heaven? Goodwood is one of those nostalgic places deliberately set back in time. Its buildings and grounds are very highly maintained to give you a 1930’s feel and return you to that period of art deco. It does however have modern track days and is well known for the Festival of Speed, Revival and Breakfast Clubs where owners show off their prestigious cars to the public and enthusiasts alike.
Goodwood is a grass strip aerodrome with a racing circuit around the outside. The aerodrome itself is fully licensed and approved for us to conduct training. They offer fuel, parking and hangarage as well as an onsite café. It is a wonderful training environment for helicopters with large hover training areas, no fees for helicopter circuits and located in uncontrolled airspace so you are training the minute you get in the air. What’s more, there are small landing fees, only one per lesson. You will be training in the beautiful South Coast and the picturesque South Downs National Park with no restriction on airspace. When the need does arise for more complex airspace we are very nearby to the Gatwick and Southampton control zones.
Goodwood’s prime location in the affluent South of England is perfect for trips to France, London or even just one of the many hotels, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity that welcome helicopter landings. Because of its location we don’t tend to have the poor weather that other fields can get although it can be windy as we are close to the sea and relatively flat. Being part of the industrious Goodwood Estate means the future of Goodwood Aerodrome is secure unlike many struggling airfields in the country reliant on their income from aviation alone. Goodwood is very accessible by road being close to the A27 and A3 and also Chichester and Barnham Rail stations are very nearby.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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