Life in the Fast Lane

Whilst researching all the various companies which are based at Goodwood, I came across Elite Helicopters, who are based at Goodwood Aerodrome, and provide an excellent service anywhere in Britain, and Western Europe.

Clients use them for business, because over shorter distances (say up to 100 miles) Helicopters are the most efficient way of getting there, but many people now use them for leisure, including getting to Shoots, going Skiing, and taking them to holiday destinations, so the range  of uses has increased, with the added bonus that they save so much time.

Agusta 109 Outside Goodwood House

Augusta 109 Parked Outside of Goodwood House

Elite Helicopters was founded in the Autumn of 1995 by Glenn Curtis and Sharon Douglas when an opportunity arose to establish a Helicopter Operation at White Waltham Airfield on the outskirts of Maidenhead in Berkshire.  In 2001 the Company expanded its breadth of operation when it took over both the Helicopter Charter Operation and Flight Training School at Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex from Stephenson Aviation and enabling Elite Helicopters to provide extensive coverage throughout the South and Central UK.  The company has continued to grow in size and reputation and is now proud to hold ‘Preferred Operator’ status with Goodwood Estates.

Robinson R44 G-SPYS

The Single Engine Robinson R44 and below, The Eurocopter AS350


The Company looks after and operates an extensive fleet of Helicopters on both Air Charter and Flight Training, the aircraft range from the basic training Robinson R22, through the Single Engine charter fleet of the Robinson R44, JetRanger, LongRanger, Eurocopter EC120 and Eurocopter AS350.  The Twin Engine fleet is made up of the Agusta 109 Grand & Power Twin helicopter types which enable the company to carry our full IFR operations.  Elite specialises in the management and operation of these aircraft for the individual owners taking care of all the day to day business associated with the ownership and operation of helicopters.

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Friday, October 26th, 2012