Learn the Basics of Helicopter Flight
Introduction to pilot fundamentals
JAA-certified helicopter pilot
Robinson R22 helicopter
Pilot Starter Lesson
Flight is an experience like no other, and in one of our two-seater, R22 light utility helicopters, you can take to the skies with an expert pilot and discover the exhilaration for yourself. The Pilot Starter Lesson is ideal for anyone who embraces a fancy for flying, and in this lesson, you’ll learn about the controls, features, and operation of these truly impressive machines.
Following a safety and instructional briefing from a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) licensed pilot, which includes hands-on exploration of the helicopter’s controls and components, you and the pilot will strap in and conduct a final pre-flight check before the adrenaline-pumping takeoff.While exploring the countryside and its geography below, the pilot will also introduce you to how wind speed and direction, among other elements, affect the helicopter and its course. During the flight, you’ll also be linked to your instructor and air-traffic control via a set of headphones, where you can hear, first-hand, the language and terms necessary for flight in UK airspace.
During the experience, safety is our greatest consideration and we’ll only hand over the helicopter’s control once the flying environment is determined 100% safe for you to fly. Upon landing, you and our pilot will undergo a final post-flight check and briefing. Whether as a gift to an enthusiast or as an adventurous experience for yourself, all starter flights count towards obtaining a helicopter pilot licence.
The Pilot Starter Lesson includes:
- Total Flight Time = 15 minutes. We’ll make sure that, during this time, you get as much solo flying as possible.
- Total Experience Time (safety briefing, introductory lesson, and flight) = 30 minutes
- Pre-flight briefing and lesson from a CAA licensed helicopter pilot.
- Hands-on flying experience that includes banking, climbing, and hovering, as well as other skills the pilot deems safe.
- Helicopter Used: Robinson R22 two-bladed, single-engine light utility helicopter.
- Departure and Landing Location: See here
- 12 month vouchers available
The entire price for the Starter Lesson and the flight is £120.
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