Le Touquet, 2017
Le Touquet Airport, located in northern France, is a popular destination for many GA aircraft. Every year the Phoenix boys & girls arrange a convoy trip open to PPL students and PPL pilots. The trip is a great opportunity to push students/ pilots flying just that little bit further with the added confidence of strength in numbers over the channel. The trip is always timed to go ahead during the Le Touquet Jazz festival for some added evening entertainment. Saturday Morning – The Blackbushe crew got all their equipment and overnight bags together and made their way down to the south coast to join forces with the Goodwood crowd. In the meantime the Goodwood mob enjoyed coffee, tea and raided the office biscuit supplies. Once the two crews where united, more tea and biscuits were enjoyed before the group pre-flight briefing. The briefing included the general flight plan, frequencies to be used, maps and emergency channel procedures. With everyone informed, briefed and raring to go, the crew made their way up to the Goodwood apron for start-up. “Goodwood information, this is Black Phoenix Helicopter formation, request information and rotor start for 6 helicopters!”
What a way to spend a weekend, flying to France with friends! Fantastic trip."