Hibernate or Accumulate?
You could be forgiven for thinking that we at Elite Helicopters are looking forward to a few months of hibernation now that our busy summer flying season is drawing to a close. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Firstly, this winter does not look as if it will be quiet at all. With our increased fleet of training aircraft, and growing pool of experienced instructors, all the signs are that we will be busy training, supervising self fly hire and hour-builders, and developing candidates as they approach their Commercial Pilot training programmes.
Our students and self fly hirers travel from far and wide to be with us. Goodwood is a great location to train from, being a small and friendly airfield and without too many airspace restrictions to fret about. Our current roster includes clients who come from as far afield as Winchester and Andover, London and Southampton, Woking and Guildford, Brighton and – of course – Chichester. It really is a testimony to the regard our students hold for our instructors that they are prepared to travel from across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire to fly with us.
The winter isn’t just about training. We are already having detailed discussions with event organisers about pleasure flying at fetes, fairs and shows for next season, with firm plans in place to attend many major events next summer – details will be announced shortly. Hibernation really isn’t an option!