Year gets off to a flying start as academy relocates

Daily Echo: Some of the Ultimate High planes. Some of the Ultimate High planes.

ULTIMATE High, the UK’s leading aerobatics training school, advanced flying academy and provider of flying adventures for non-pilots, is moving its operations base and aircraft permanently from the Cotswolds to the south coast.

Goodwood Aerodrome, the former RAF Westhampnett fighter base during the Second World War, is the school’s new base in time for the 2013 flying season.

Rob Wildeboer, Goodwood’s aviation general manager, says: “We are delighted that Ultimate High will be flying from Goodwood.

“It is a highly professional organisation that uses high performance aircraft flown by very experienced former Red Arrow and RAF Fighter Pilots.

“Ultimate High is widely regarded as one of the top flight safety organisations in Europe and also has a great reputation in sharing the excitement of flight with people who have never flown before; its Top Gun experience was awarded ‘Best Adventure Experience in the UK’ by The Gadget Show.

“Ultimate High will join aviation at Goodwood’s brand new fleet of glass panel Cessna aircraft and established Flying School, along with the Boutlbee Spitfire Academy and Elite Helicopters, in providing a varied and exciting collection of aviation services and attractions.”

Mark Greenfield, CEO of Ultimate High, said: “Goodwood is such an incredible airfield with an amazing heritage and a delightful atmosphere.

“Most of our instructors live close to the airfield and already know the area well.

“The opportunity to operate from Goodwood is exciting, with its enviable reputation as a centre of excellence for flight experiences and flight training.

“We have provided high energy air displays at a number of the Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings and look forward to working closely with the team here.”

Ultimate High’s former military Bulldog aircraft are already based at Goodwood, and it will be operating the Red Bull air racestyle high performance extra 300 from mid-March.

For more information or to book a flight experience, visit ultimatehigh.co.uk.

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