Heli trial lessons in Robinson helicopters Learn basic controls as you pilot your chopper Take off from Elstree helipad near London Onboard camera footage available (payable locally)
A Helicopter Flying Lesson in a Robinson R22 helicopter Welcome, introduction and technical & safety briefing A 30 minute experience with a flight time of approximately 15 minutes with hands on the controls This experience is 1:1 with a qualified instructor Personalised flying certificate
What can I expect?
How about trying your hand at rotary flight with our helicopter lessons near London? Of course, these very glam experiences aren't just about swanning around the skies in a fancy (and every expensive to run) Robinson helicopter, these flights are also designed to give you an insight into what actually being at the controls of these sleek machines feels like. These one to one taster lessons give you plenty of time in the hot seat as 'captain' of your helicopter. Each session will follow a set syllabus, just as though you were on your first lesson on the path to getting your licence, with a pre-flight briefing and chat about safety. Once inside the chopper, you'll be shown how the major control and power systems work, before executing flight start up procedures. Rotors on, circuit procedures done, emergency drills covered - you are now ready. The rotors whirr into life and your flight begins as you gracefully lift off the ground into London airspace. Indeed, this training school is based in Hertfordshire, but when you're in the air, you're literally just a few rotor blade rotations from London. The pilot instructor will make sure you're ready for your very own slice of helicopter glory. The moment during your lesson when you hear 'You have control', that's when it's over to you to utter your first words as a budding pilot: 'I have control'. Time to enjoy the sheer fantastic feeling these heli flights give you!
When is it available?
Lessons are available on weekdays only Sessions are available between 9am and 4pm All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions
Elstree Aerodrome HertfordshireSpectator Facilities
Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the actionMore Info
Minimum age 10 Minimum height 4ft 6ins Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield and have parental consent Maximum height 6ft 2ins Maximum weight 15 stone (95.3kg)