This 30 minute helicopter trial lesson is the perfect gift - due to the size of the helicopter, the recipient can even take two friends along for the ride (although they won't be included under this voucher)! In every trial lesson, you have the opportunity to take control. You'll be at the helm of the Robinson R44, with your instructor manning the dual control system to safely demonstrate and monitor the handling of the aircraft. A day in the sky not to be forgotten!
After arrival at the helicopter center your trial lesson starts with a ground briefing session and an introduction to the effects of the controls – and then it's time for take-off! Your instructor will demonstrate forward flight, the art of hovering and the unique maneuverability of a helicopter before you will be given the chance to do some hands-on flying of your own. All students are presented with a commemorative certificate to remember the day.
This experience is available at Leicestershire:
Leicestershire (Midlands) - Costock
Your voucher is valid for ten months for one person. Please note that every passenger must be in possession of their own separate voucher – this voucher does not cover multiple passengers. You can expect to spend about an hour at the venue. Be sure to book in advance to ensure a mutually convenient time. All flight time counts towards a license should you decide to continue training. There are no age or height restrictions for this experience; however, age 14 should be used as a guideline. Maximum weight is 21 stone.
It was so exciting when the helicopter pilot let me take over the flying of the helicopter! Loved every minute in the air. Now I know that my flying time would count towards a licence I'm seriously considering a course of flying lessons.
16 November 2010