TEAM PHOENIX are delighted to announce a sponsorship deal with The Douglas Bader Foundation. This marvellous charity supported the team in its previous incarnation as Bader’s Bus Company. The support that the foundation has provided will help to provide the high level of flying training required to operate displays to the highest standards of excitement & safety.
We plan to fly at the opening ceremony of the inspirational Invictus Foundation Games at The Hague in the Netherlands in May 2022. These fantastic games were founded by HRH Prince Harry to showcase the athletic achievements of servicemen & women injured in service from all over the world.
- The team will commence training up their display in Summer 2021 under the tutelage of Jez Hopkinson, Team leader & owner of the Yakovlevs UK Air display Team and Display Authorisation Examiner.
- Spitfire Display pilot Test Pilot and Rolls Royce Head of Flight Operations Phill O’Dell will act as an associate advisor to the team.
We hope to fly our first public display
at Bournemouth Air Festival in September 2021.
Jez Hopkinson will offer tutelage & has undertaken
Jez is the teamleader and owner of The Yakovlevs
Jez is one of the UK’s most experienced air
He is a UK CAA Display Authorisation Examiner &