Review by Marilyn Styles
28 May 2013
Experience a unique kind of thrill in this Tactical Helicopter Lesson. You’ll choose from a variety of locations across the UK for this exciting practical session aboard a magnificent helicopter, with a total of 20 minutes in the air.
Your hands-on lesson will be split into three separate flights, giving you the opportunity to observe, navigate and finally pilot a helicopter as you put into practice all that you have learnt. You’ll learn multiple aspects of helicopter flying from your qualified instructor who will guide you every step of the way. At the end of your lesson, you’ll receive a certificate to take away with you – the perfect souvenir of your spectacular experience and a possible first step towards your Private Pilot’s licence
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
On arrival at your chosen centre, you’ll be greeted by your qualified instructor who will begin by giving you a short flight briefing including an explanation of the controls and how a helicopter flies.
During your lesson you’ll spend a total of 20 minutes in the air split across three separate flights of 6 to 7 minutes each. You’ll begin by being an observer, then a navigator and finally a pilot. This lesson is shared with up to two other participants who you will take it in turns with to experience each aspect of the lesson.
This introductory hands-on lesson is suitable for anyone over the age of 12, and provides participants with a fantastic insight into the thrills of flying. At the end of the lesson, you’ll receive a certificate signed by your instructor which will even count as the first step towards your Private Pilot's licence if you wish.
Your voucher is valid for nine months from the date of issue, kindly note that you must have booked and taken your experience before your expiry date.
The experience is available selected dates throughout the year. Saturdays are limited due to popularity.
We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
You should allow approximately 45 minutes for the whole experience. The flights will last approximately 20 minutes in total.
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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Great experience! Pre visit admin & organisation was clear and efficient. Directions were fine and all staff very helpful in confirming arrangements for one day - essential in view of the bad weather prevailing at the time. Warm and friendly welcome on arrival. Clear instruction and encouraging pilot. All in all great experience! Thanks!
19 locations across the UK
Please note some locations indicated on the map may not be completely accurate and should not be used when planning directions.