Phil has been a pilot for almost thirty years and has been an instructor in the RAF Reserve as well as a paradrop pilot and a member of the St. John’s Ambulance Air Wing. He has served at several units including Heathrow, London Centre, a joint Military Radar Unit in Yorkshire, Edinburgh.
1. Introducing the Red Arrows
Join Phil takes us through the events that led to the creation of the world's best loved aerobatic team and will go on to speak about their first 40 years.
2. "Smoke on - GO!" Get airborne with the Red Arrows!
Phil brings us up to date to talk about how it's all done. Pilot selection, training and display planning will be covered. Fasten your seatbelts for a spectacular end to the presentation!
3. Donald Campbell - Across The Lake.
Loved by 1950's & 60's Britain we find out what made the Campbell legend both on water and land. Using clever reconstruction we go behind the scenes of that fateful day in January 1967 to find the cause of the crash.
4. Lest we forget - The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Seventy two years after "The thin blue line" helped prevent an invasion of Great Britain there can be no better tribute to "The Few" than a flight of fully airworthy World War 2 aircraft. Join Phil for the background and operation of this unique Flight.
5. The Crowded Sky
Phil was an Air Traffic Controller for almost 40 years and he will cover this most complex of professions in his own style – with some humour along the way!
6. Wow - That's Aviation!
"You cannot have spent well over 30 years in aviation without coming across the witty, wacky, or amazing" say's Phil. Enjoy stories, tales and incredible video shots from all aspects of aviation in the company of one who knows it so well!
Number of talks depends on number of sea days! The final programme will be given on board