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.
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. Marlow and Andover's' maximum weight for this experience is 14 stone. Your weight for all other locations 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. Please note this experience is available week round at the Wellesbourne, Wycombe, Denham, Thruxton, Gloucester, Manchester and Cumbernauld locations. 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.