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Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson

Product code: 10420427 5 out of 5 (based on 25 reviews) Write a review »
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  • Minimum age 6 years
  • 8 Locations
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Flying in a helicopter is one thing, but piloting one is quite another! This helicopter package has been carefully put together to set you on your way in the world of helicopter piloting. You will not just learn how to physically fly the aircraft, but all aspects needed to be a successful pilot. Your fully qualified instructor will run through a safety briefing and talk you through some of the flight theory. Once in the helicopter you will spend 20 minutes in the air, split into three sessions, where you will learn observation skills, how to navigate and flying respectively. You will then take part in an exciting hover challenge to test the skills you have learned, whilst your friends and family are welcome to take pictures of you in action. Once complete you will be presented with a signed flight certificate which can go towards you gaining your private pilot’s licence.
What's included?
  • 20 minute helicopter pilot lesson for one person (experience lasts 45 minutes overall)
  • Your 20 minute flight will be split in to three short sessions lasting 6/7 minutes each - two observation sessions and a hands-on flight with a hover challenge
  • Signed flight certificate to go towards a private pilot’s licence
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • This experience is available on selected weekend dates only
  • Minimum age is 6 years but all under 12's must be accompanied by a fully paying adult
  • Minimum height is 4ft
  • Maximum weight is 15 stone
What do I need to know?
  • Please make the supplier aware of any potential medical issues when booking
  • Your experience will be taken as part of a 3 person group
  • Locations may be subject to change – additional locations may be available during the year and you may book at the supplier's Silverstone location for an additional fee of £20 - this can be arranged directly with the supplier
  • You must take your voucher, booking confirmation and ID with you on the day
  • Allow 45 minutes for the whole experience
  • All dates are subject to availability
Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson - £99

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 23 out of 25 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Xmas gift

5 out of 5 10 August 2015
Location: Plymouth Age: 35-44 Bought For Myself Occasion: Other occasion
This was bought as a Xmas gift for my fiancé. When we arrived we were made very welcome. The weather was on our side and my fiancé had a fantastic flight with the pilot and 2 others who were also booked at the same time. His words were " that was awesome, would definitely do it again"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Nerve racking but enjoyed it

5 out of 5 10 August 2015
Location: Middx Age: 55-64 Bought For Friend Occasion: Birthday
Great day, all the staff were great. Pilot Pipa put me at ease as I was very nervous and the 2 flyers were good lads. Beautiful aircraft -answered a lot of questions in my mind about flying a helicopter.
What would you improve for next time? No comment necessary from me. All v interesting and progressional. My friend and I collect fridge magnets but there weren't any, it would have been nice to take one home!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

one of the best things iI have ever done

5 out of 5 18 July 2015
mrs duckworth
Location: Elstree Aerodrome Age: 35-44 Bought For Myself Occasion: Just because!
Great Fun amazing experience with a very patient pilot
What would you improve for next time? Receptionist wasn't overly friendly
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Can Not Recommend This Highly Enough

5 out of 5 15 July 2015
Location: Wellsbourne Warwickshire Age: 45-54 Bought For Husband Occasion: Anniversary
I could go on and on about my time, but trying to cut it into a short story is another. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed warmly. Due to arriving very early we had enough time to go to the Flying Cafe next door ish, and have a great cooked breakfast and the weather was wonderful so managed to eat outside and watch the planes and helicopters take off and land a great bonus. To the flight, after signing in and waiting for the helicopter to come in, we sat with the other two flyer and families, this was a great laugh and managed to settle us down and slightly bond together. For them a bigger laugh as I was the only woman flying so I let them worry about my driving, ha ha. We had the best pilot ever, He made you feel relaxed right from the beginning, he had us taking photos with our family and friends round the helicopter and then told us the order of the do's and don't. As there is three of you flying he gets you in order and tells you what is happening, Once inside he goes through the check list and what is going to happen. I was third in line, so I got to see how the other two flew and handed the controls, as you are listening through the headphones you get to hear what they might or might not be doing right or wrong so that helped me more. When it was my turn, he got me to put feet on the anti-torque pedals (hope that is right) so I could feel what he was doing and have my right hand on the hand brake thing (sorry). We then took off, he explained what was needed and he let me help, once totally airborne he got me on the right track and I took over, it was fantastic, you have so much to take in and do, but keep calm listen to him and I was totally in control he was so relaxed he said I had the helicopter and was flying it to where we needed to go, I won't say it was easy but it was the best experience I have had, I brought it down and around to the run way, Dan ( I hope I got his name right) brought the helicopter to a lower level to allow me to do my hoover challenge that is not as easy at all, eyes and hands working together, then for the finish, photos taken by family as we came in, then we had the shut down talk and handshakes then a certificate is issued. Even after a week I am still buzzing from the time there and if I could it will not be my last, I would so love to get my license. I honestly can not recommend this as a gift for any age or gender, worth every penny. I can not see how any one would be disappointed I have told my husband I can not see him beating this as a present.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Helicopters can be Good Fun

5 out of 5 13 July 2015
Location: Minchinhampton, Stroud Age: 45-54 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
Trying to hover a helicopter for the 1st time can get interesting, glad the instructor was so good ! Really enjoyable doing something different !
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

What an Experience!

5 out of 5 11 May 2015
Location: Bedfordshire Age: 25-34 Bought For Mum Occasion: Birthday
My mum bought this voucher for my husbands 30th. It was a great day from start to finish! He is even thinking about booking up again!
What would you improve for next time? Better directions for arrival as the unit is slightly difficult to find
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

best present

5 out of 5 25 April 2015
Location: north ayrshire Age: 45-54 Bought For Husband Occasion: Christmas
My husband really enjoyed himself and the weather was great no cloud so you get a great view from helicopter.he just wishes it had lasted longer and he wants to go back for a second trip. All the staff were really nice and very helpful.m.stewart
What would you improve for next time? Better sign posts for direction.where you used public transport or driving it,s not easy to find in fact one couple ended up at wrong airport.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

HIGHLY Recommended!

5 out of 5 25 April 2015
High Flyer
Location: West of Scotland. Age: Over 65 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
What a fascinating experience in the hands of a friendly professional, admittedly the clear sunny weather helped!
What would you improve for next time? Not one thing!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Flying a jet engined helicopter

5 out of 5 10 April 2015
Location: Cumbernauld, Central Scotland Age: 35-44 Bought For Partner Occasion: Christmas
What a spectacular Christmas present! The staff at the airport were friendly and knowledgable and suggested that my family join me as passengers (at an extra cost). The whole experience was amazing and to actually take control of the helicopter was both scarey and exhilarating. Excellent way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Highly recommended gift!
What would you improve for next time? Throw in ten free lessons? No? Seriously can think of how this experience could have been better
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Tactical helicopter lesson

5 out of 5 10 March 2015
Location: Leeds Age: 35-44 Bought For Friend Occasion: Birthday
The tactical flying lesson with Flyingpighelicopters was great. They went out of their way to make it enjoyable. I would however like to complain about Adventure 001 experiences. They are supposed to book the experience for the BuyaGift customerwith Flyingpig. I requested the trip a month or so ago and heard nothing from Adventure001 so had to chase them. They did then confirm they had booked it for me. On Sunday 8th March when i was due to fly I called the number on confirmation email to check flight was still going ahead. Flyingpig had no record of the booking. They did however do their very best to fit me in. all praise to them. When I arrived several other BuyaGift and Adventure001 customers were there with no recird of their booking. Yhis needs looking into as caused customers and Flyingpig a lot of confusion and inconvenience.
What would you improve for next time? Not use Adventure001!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson - £99