We had a great turn out to the Start of Season BBQ at Hangar One this past weekend. The weather was perfect and the EBG Pilots brought lots of very satisfied smiles.
The day started out with Instructors Joe and Ken doing some lessons in the Robinson R44 and R22 with some of our regular students and Dave (also an Instructor and Commercial Pilot) taking an R44 out over London for a photography shoot. Dave removed one of the doors on the R44 for his charter flight, and fitted the customer with a harness so he had maximum movement whilst remaining safely in the aircraft, and Joe with it being so warm also decided to remove the doors on the R22 (see below!)
One O’Clock soon came around and the Barbeque began in earnest Linda and Nick (mostly Linda) did an amazing job with the food salad, pasta, chicken wings, burgers & baps, sausages and rolls plus lots of sweet treats too. The afternoon consisted of lazing in the sun, catching up with other EBG Club members, their friends and family and lots and lots of EC120 taster flights!
You wont want to miss this fantastic Deal! In the spirit of Black Friday from the first of December 2016 EBG Helicopters will be offering Training and Self Fly Hire in the Guimbal Cabri G2 Helicopter at the same rate as the Robinson R22 for Six Months Only.
To take advantage of the fabulous opportunity call us on 01737 823 282 to book your flight now!
Offer open to both New and Current students as well as New and Current Self Fly Hirers. The Cabri G2 is also available for Type Ratings and other types of training at this reduced rate. If you have any questions please give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you!
A number of our students have achieved steps in gaining their Private Pilot Licence, to them and the CPL(H) holders that have jumped additional hurdles for their chosen career we say CONGRATULATIONS!
Daniel G, a Commercial Helicopter Pilot from a land down under, who got fed up with constantly flying upside down, decided to embark on his EASA Commercial Helicopter Licence here at EBG Helicopters, With Daniel’s existing experience we were able to allow him to take a reduced course in the Robinson R22 Helicopter before taking his skills test with a CAA examiner.
If you haven’t heard already the Directors of Redhill Aerodrome have carried out a review of the site and its potential for development and have come up with a scheme to build the Redhill Aerodrome New Garden Community. This development will become a new community of 4,500 homes supported by schools, link roads and open space.
First off the mark to take action against this proposal was 13-year-old Casper Pierce who set up petition to fight plans to replace Redhill Aerodrome with 4,500 homes.
Stop Redhill Aerodrome from becoming a housing estate! Add your name to the petition now!
The following extract is from his email asking for support to sign the petition against the proposed development to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Tandridge District Council. “Redhill Aerodrome is very important to me because I work there and if it closed I would lose my job. I won’t be the only one affected. Many businesses such as flying schools will lose their place and where will they go? Redhill Aerodrome can inspire young people like myself to possibly go on to getting a job in the aviation industry and living out their dreams. If Redhill Aerodrome was to go it will not only leave a hole in my heart but will leave a huge hole in the sky where I once used to look up as a child and marvel at the planes as they flew over my house.”
This is the message that greeted us from Captain Joe Searles : “The plan for Friday is for me to completely wipe the floor with all of you, not because of any weight advantage but because of my skill in a cart”.
The sun was already out and a thin layer of radiation fog was draped over the airfield when the first of us arrived at the Redhill Aerodrome, everybody was in high spirits as we all helped to check and ready the helicopters for our trip to Lydd Airport and then on to Lydd Kart Circuit.
A Great time was had by all at the Barbeque this Sunday, thank you for attending!
Our Commercial Pilots were flat out flying the G2, EC120 and Robinson R44. It was a real hive of activity all afternoon. Along with the visit to the Air Ambulance, the youngest of our club members took the opportunity to sit in the Eurocopter AS135!
If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance to keep them operating through Kent, Surrey & Sussex please make your donation here: kssairambulance.org.uk