About Me - Philip Holt


Proffesional speaking: dinners and lunches, formal and informal, male or female, large and small audiences.
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Philip Holt began his career in 1972, since then he has given over five hundred presentations to audiences from twenty to over 1,500, formal and informal, male, female or mixed audiences. He joined National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in 1972 as an Air Traffic Controller, a career spanning almost 40 years serving at seven locations, including London Heathrow, the busiest airport in the world.

He has served as a reservist in the R.A.F. as a flying instructor and in Maritime Air Region operations. Phil, involved with airshow organising, continues as an active pilot and can count amongst his flying achievements parachute dropping and flying for the St John’s Ambulance air wing. He is married to Diane, with two sons Matthew and Alex; Matthew is an Airline Pilot and Alex works for Aerospace and Defence firm Cobham plc.

He is proud to be counted amongst the top speakers aboard P&O cruise ships where large venues have to be found to accommodate his very popular presentations. Recently he has become a volunteer guide at the RNLI College in Poole as well as an educational lecturer for the Institute.

Phil, with the dedicated support of Diane, use High Flying Talks as a vehicle to raise money for charity, organising events including a special luncheon at the Bournemouth Air Festival which includes auctioning rare memorabilia including paintings and drawings signed each year by the whole Red Arrows Team.