Helicopter Flight Experience

Product code: 1048205

Now is your chance to take to the skies in a helicopter and even learn how to be a pilot!

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If you have ever dreamed of being a helicopter pilot and flying with the rich and famous, then here is your chance to take that first step! With this amazing flying experience, you’ll get the chance to take the controls of a real helicopter under the watchful supervision of your experienced pilot. On arrival, your pilot will give you a brief introduction to the aircraft before you both plan your chosen flight path. Then it’s up and away as you are shown how to take off. Once in the air, your pilot will give you “on the job” tuition into how to control the helicopter, and then it’s your turn to take control. All the miles you accumulate during the flight can go towards you obtaining a full licence in the future. If however, you would prefer to simply sit back and relax and enjoy a fabulous helicopter ride, you are more than welcome to!
What's included?
  • A full introduction and flight plan session with your pilot
  • A 25 minute helicopter flight, with the chance to take the controls, which can count towards a full helicopter licence
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • The maximum weight for this experience is 108kg/17 stone, and maximum height is 1.93m/6ft 4
  • Minimum age is 14
What do I need to know?
  • If you’d prefer to upgrade to a larger helicopter you can do so directly with the supplier when making your booking
  • If you choose the lesson over the passenger ride, a Robinson R22 Beta is usually the helicopter used
  • Your experience will last approximately 30 minutes, with 25 minutes flying time
  • So that the instructor can monitor effectively, all aircraft are dual control.
  • Your flight time can count towards a helicopter pilot licence and you will receive a signed certificate to this end
  • To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you book well in advance
  • All dates are subject to availability

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.
Helicopter Flight Experience
5.0 out of 5 – 8 reviews
Helicopter Flight Experience 5 5 7 7
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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