Introductory Lessons – Helicopters

If you are thinking of learning to fly a helicopter, the best way to start is by buying a voucher for an introductory helicopter lesson.

Our vouchers can be purchased for 30 or 60 minute introductory lessons. The flight time DSC_0205_02starts when we start the engine and finishes when we switch it off.  You can pay by debit or credit card over the phone and we will send you the voucher by post or email. Click here to purchase.

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Vouchers are sold subject to terms and conditions and valid for 6 months from issue after which they are non-refundable.  Upon receipt, book in with one of our experienced instructors;  we will need your weight and a contact telephone number.  We are open 7 days a week, flying between 10am and 4pm, subject to availability. If the weather is unsuitable, we will rearrange your booking so that you get the most favourable conditions to fly in.

On arrival, you will need to hand over your voucher and we will ask you to fill in a form with some personal details. Your instructor will give you a safety briefing and explain how to use the controls.

Your instructor will start the helicopter, taxi, take-off and climb to a safe altitude. As soon as possible you will be using one of the controls, we aim that you should be flying for at least 85% of the flight time.  Normally the first half of the lesson is in the local area at an altitude between 1,000 & 2,000 feet. After that we return to the airfield and you can try your hand DSC_0231_01at hovering and low level manoeuvres.

After landing and shutdown, there will be an opportunity to have your photo taken with the helicopter (and instructor) and we will present you with a souvenir log book as a record of your achievement.

Flights are generally may be taken in the R22 – two seat helicopter subject to weight restrictions.  You will be required to declare your weight accurately and we reserve the right to check it on the scales to ensure the helicopter will be within the manufacturer’s limits.

If you are slightly heavier (over 15 stone) or wish to take some family with you on your flight, we can use the R44 four seat helicopter which will allow up to two adults to sit in the back whilst you fly.  Click here for prices.