Helicopter pilot passes her PPLH test

Another helicopter pilot has passed her PPLH test with the James Kenwright training school.

Another helicopter pilot has passed her PPLH test with the James Kenwright training school.

After passing her PPLH – Holly Griffiths volunteered the following unedited review of her progress:

“JK Helicopter Training is one of the best places to do your PPL (H). I did a lot of research before choosing a school and I can say I am very happy with my choice.

I came to James Kenwright (the owner and lead instructor) with a proposition: to get me my PPL (H) in 3 weeks. Which is pretty unusual. He said we can definitely try.

My main instructor was Ewan. He is a great teacher with a very calm and positive attitude to teaching. Ewan worked tirelessly all week and all weekend, juggling his other students and myself. I would fly 3 + hours a day and study for the ground exams in between. I also had Leigh for one day to give Ewan a break and he was also an excellent instructor.

The school help you book everything: medical and RT exam. James also meticulously compiles all your paperwork for your PPL(H) to be sent off to the CAA, ensuring everything is documented correctly. So they will help you with all of the admin necessary to complete your PPL (H).

The atmosphere at the school is great. Old students frequently come in to hire helicopters and ask how you are doing and give you hints and tips. You are also able to mix with other new students so you can have the inevitable conversation of ‘hovering is hard isn’t it?’. I would describe this more as a club rather than a school, of nice, like minded people. And once you go solo, you get presented the coveted red jacket and become part of the club.

All in all, I completed my PPL (H) in 3 weeks and 1 weekend (unfortunately due to weather). So that was approximately 19 days of flying and 53 flying hours. I cannot recommend this school enough for doing a PPL (H). James also gives you the best rates he can, unlike any of the bigger schools which may say ‘You can complete your PPL (H) for ~£17,000 ‘ but that is based on 45 hours and that is only achieved by perhaps 1% of students who are very young or who have, of course flown before. So when you are budgeting I would allow for at least 60 hours and if you are under that then great.”

Do these credentials inspire confidence in his ability to help you qualify for a helicopter licence? If so please ring him now on 07900 680859 or please click on the learn more button. Either way he’ll happy to answer any questions which you might have.

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Fancy learning how to fly a helicopter?

Have you ever fancied learning how to fly a helicopter?

Have you ever fancied learning how to fly a helicopter?

Learning how to fly a helicopter might seem daunting – but there are some ways to make the process easier. The best is probably finding a friendly, professional helicopter training pilot with decades of experience of helping people like you safely pass their PPL(H).

James Kenwright at JK Helicopter Training has just received this message:

“I have been flying aeroplanes for over 10 years, and then last year decided to learn to fly a helicopter. On a chance visit to Gloucester I booked a trial lesson with James. I was hooked and decided to continue, even though I live over three hours drive away. Over the years I have experienced many flying schools and I can confidently say that the team at JK is among the best; not only with great instruction but in the way that they look after their current and past students. Best of all I always feel welcome whenever I visit. I couldn’t recommend them more!”
Alan Barker

Do you fancy learning to fly a helicopter? And joining Alan Barker as the latest new pilot of the team to qualify for his exclusive JKHT jacket.

Based at Gloucestershire Airport the James Kenwright Helicopter Flying School have over 27 years expertise in helping pilots to pass their PPL(H), Type Rating, Night Rating, CPL(H) and have many happy people who can recommend them as “highly skilled, quality helicopter training instructors“.

Then please look no further for the best- PPL (H) Helicopter Pilot Training at Gloucestershire Airport.

Glos Airport Open Day

Gloucestershire Airport is having a Charity Open day today

Gloucestershire Airport is having a Charity Open day today

As you can see the weather is great – as the Gloucestershire Airport’s Fire and Rescue service are setting up a display, with a couple of James Kenwright’s pilot training helicopters in the background.

The Open Day is being help between 11 am and 4 pm with Spitfire and Hurricane fly pasts with pleasure flights, static displays and the Armed Services in attendance as well.

Why not come along- we’d love to see you.

Helicopter Flight over Cheltenham Races at Prestbury Park

Helicopter Flight today over the Cheltenham Races at Prestbury Park.

Helicopter Flight today over the Cheltenham Races at Prestbury Park.
Head helicopter pilot trainer James Kenwright took the opportunity of better weather today to fly over 2,500 feet above the Prestbury Park horse racecourse during the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Festival.

Looking at all of the thousands of parked cars flying in to the races by helicopter is definitely the way to go!

Helicopter Flight over Cheltenham Racecourse

James Kenwright flying a helicopter over Cheltenham Racecourse during the November 2017 meeting.

James Kenwright flying a helicopter over Cheltenham Racecourse during the November 2017 meeting.

Helicopter Pilot Training instructor James Kenwright flying a helicopter over the Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon.

Gloucestershire Airport (IATA: GLO, ICAO: EGBJ), formerly Staverton Airport, is located at Staverton, in the Borough of Tewkesbury within Gloucestershire, England. It lies 3.5 nautical miles (4.0 miles) west of Cheltenham, near the city of Gloucester and close to the M5 motorway.

Based at Gloucestershire Airport the James Kenwright Helicopter Flying School have over 27 years expertise in helping pilots to pass their PPL(H), Type Rating, Night Rating, CPL(H) and have many happy people who can recommend them as “highly skilled, quality helicopter training instructors“.

Then please look no further for the best- PPL (H) Helicopter Pilot Training at Gloucestershire Airport.

Another first solo helicopter flight at Gloucestershire Airport

Another helicopter pilot successfully completes his first solo flight at Gloucestershire Airport.

Another helicopter pilot successfully completes his first solo flight at Gloucestershire Airport.
William Lewis has just become another pilot to complete his first solo helicopter flight at Gloucestershire Airport after training with the James Kenwright Helicopter Flying School.

Do you fancy learning to fly a helicopter? And joining William Lewis as the latest new pilot of the team to qualify for his exclusive JKHT jacket.

Based at Gloucestershire Airport the James Kenwright Helicopter Flying School have over 27 years expertise in helping pilots to pass their PPL(H), Type Rating, Night Rating, CPL(H) and have many happy people who can recommend them as “highly skilled, quality helicopter training instructors“.

Then please look no further for the best- PPL (H) Helicopter Pilot Training at Gloucestershire Airport.

First solo helicopter flight at Gloucestershire Airport

Another helicopter pilot successfully completes his first solo flight at Gloucestershire Airport

Another helicopter pilot successfully completes his first solo flight at Gloucestershire Airport

Andy George has just completed his first solo flight at Gloucestershire Airport after training with the James Kenwright Helicopter Flying School.

Do you fancy learning to fly a helicopter? And joining Andy George as the latest new pilot of the team to qualify for his exclusive JKHT jacket.

Based at Gloucestershire Airport the James Kenwright Helicopter Flying School have over 27 years expertise in helping pilots to pass their PPL(H), Type Rating, Night Rating, CPL(H) and have many happy people who can recommend them as “highly skilled, quality helicopter training instructors“.

Then please look no further for the best- PPL (H) Helicopter Pilot Training at Gloucestershire Airport

Latest Qualified PPLH pilot from the JKHT Flying School – Edward Newbury

The latest qualified PPL(H) pilot from the James Kenwright Helicopter Training Flying School at Gloucestershire Airport is Edward Newbury

The latest qualified PPL(H) pilot from the James Kenwright Helicopter Training Flying School at Gloucestershire Airport is Edward Newbury

Do you fancy learning to fly a helicopter? And joining William Lewis as the latest new pilot of the team to qualify for his exclusive JKHT jacket.

Then please look no further for the best- PPL (H) Helicopter Pilot Training at Gloucestershire Airport