Helicopter Flight Experience

Product code: 1048205

Take to the controls of a helicopter with this 30 minute flying lesson

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Normally reserved for the rich and famous, this is your chance to get a taste of the high life in this 30 minute experience. You are free to either sit back and enjoy the ride, or if you would rather, you can use your 30 minutes as a trial lesson. Trial lessons are the ideal way to start that journey towards your helicopter licence, you can even take the controls during your first flight!
After arrival at the helicentre your lesson commences with a pre-flight briefing. You will then discuss and plan a flight path of your choice with your own personal instructor, and then it’s time for take off!! Your instructor will demonstrate forward flight, the art of hovering and the unique manoeuvrability of a helicopter before you will be given a chance to do some hands on flying of your own. At some locations you will be are presented with a commemorative certificate.

This experience is available at 3 Locations:

  • Buckinghamshire (South East) - Nr Marlow
  • Gloucestershire (South West) - Cheltenham
  • Leicestershire (Midlands) - Leicester
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. Your weight must not exceed 17 stone and your height must not exceed 6ft 4inches. Larger helicopters are available at extra cost payable directly on when booking. Tuition is usually in a Robinson R22 Beta. Actual flying time is around 25 mins. All training helicopters have dual controls so the instructor can safely demonstrate and monitor the handling of the aircraft. All flight time counts towards a helicopter licence should you decide to continue training. Please book well in advance to ensure a mutually convenient time.
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Amazing Experience There’s no denying it, flying a helicopter is not simple and so I jumped at the chance to give it a go. Just being in the helicopter and seeing what it can do was fantastic, then to be given control – amazing feeling. My instructor was first class, made me feel at ease and allowed me to enjoy the experience. Was envious of all the trainee pilots at the centre, wish it was something I was able to do. All I can say is ‘it’s not everyone who can say they’ve flew a helicopter’. 09 May 2014
Thoroughly Enjoyable - Well Worth It My pilot, Gary, was a really nice bloke and made me feel at ease. Fantastic experience - I really loved it, especially taking the controls. It was awesome - thank you. 30 August 2013
Excellent flight. I flew from Blackpool airport in the excellent hands of Keith from fly Blackpool. My wife and son were ushered out onto the apron where they remained for the duration of my flight. My son got to sit in the helicopter which made his day. Keith reassured me by showing me his flight log that he had been flying helicopters since 1pm that same day! We flew out over Blackpool in glorious sunshine and I tentatively took the controls. We did a small circuit of blackpool and returned to the airport where I got to practice hovering and controlling the aircraft. Sadly the 30 minutes was over in a flash, far too quick and I'll keep trying to win the lottery and have the dosh to take more lessons. Well worth every penny, give it a go. Thank you Karen and Archie.xx 30 August 2012
Completely delighted! After a pleasantly informal 1:1 chat we walked out to the Robinson R-22. The main briefing was in the helicopter while on the ground and then with the excellent instructor at the controls we took off, skimmed across the airfield (fast and low - scary!) and climbed to the north west over the Chiltern hills. Almost at once he asked me to take the "joystick" and soon I was learning to fly straight and level, while also admiring the stunning view. Next came turns and an introduction to the foot-pedals. I began to relax... All too soon it was time to head back, with me (loving every moment) on the joystick and the instructor controlling our descent. Once at the airfield he took the joystick and I operated the "up and down" lever to learn landing and take-off. I then controlled the height as we skimmed back across the field; he turned neatly and dropped the helicopter back in its parking place. Wow! I can see that learning to co-ordinate the two main controls is a challenge you don't master in he first half hour, not to mention keeping an effective all round look-out, operating the radio, and navigating, all at once! Now the big question: I'd love to do more, but can I persuade my wife that more flying - at over £250 per hour - is a sensible way to spend my savings! I don't see how this experience could be better - excellent instructor, relaxed approach, excellent little machine, and I even got good weather and stunning views! I noticed that I was smiling to myself all the way home... My thanks to all involved at Heli Air, Wycombe! 23 September 2011
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