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Helicopter Pilot as a job? It was a fantastic, sunny but also really windy summer day in August 2014 when I arrived in Goodwood for my trial lesson. This would be my very first flight in a two-seater helicopter! First, I had a long talk with Captain Toby Chamberlain, Senior Flight Instructor at Phoenix Helicopter […]


Book Advice for Pilots starting “From_Zero” After my trial lesson, I could not wait to start my training and googled to find some former students telling stories about their training. I did not find a lot, that was one of the reasons I started this website. Instead, I found this book on Amazon – it is not part of the […]


General Concept – “Milestones – Step by Step – Short Stories” The idea behind the PPL(H) Milestone Stories is to illustrate to interested future helicopter pilots how the PPL(H) training looks like based my personal journey of becoming a helicopter pilot. I have taken a diary “approach” and wrote all the posts as a student. […]


Table of Contents FROM_ZERO_TO_PRO A journey to get professional Helicopter Pilot  The Dream, Decision & Plan It all started as a small kid. Helicopters created tremendous affection. But it seemed to be just the dream of a lifetime. Totally impossible. At Aged 39 – out of the blue – everything changed and turned into reality. […]