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30 Minute Helicopter Flight in Gloucestershire

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30 mins
1 person
Valid for 12 months
Cheltenham - Gloucestershire
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Come to Gloucestershire Airport for an exciting helicopter flight over the surrounding countryside. Meet the pilot on the ground who will give a brief on safety and flying techniques before boarding. Then climb into a dual-controlled training helicopter which will immediately impress with its vertical take-off. These craft are incredibly manoeuvrable and can turn on a pin forward, backward or sideways. At the pilot's discretion, confident learners can take over the controls, to really understand what it's like to command a flying machine.

In a Nutshell
  • Expert instruction from a qualified pilot
  • Backwards, forwards, sideways, hovering
  • Take the controls and pilot the helicopter
  • Flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year, excluding Christmas Day. Weekends are particularly busy, please book at least four weeks in advance.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Minimum age is 12. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be required to sign a consent form. Minimum height is 5'. Maximum weight is 16 stone (102kg).
  • Weather
    Helicopter flying is weather dependent, mainly due to wind speeds and cloud cover. It is CRUCIAL that you call for a weather check. For morning bookings call the venue the day before. For afternoon/evening bookings call on the day before setting out.
  • Duration
    The time spent in the helicopter is around 30 minutes from engines-on to engines-off. This includes warm-up, take-off and landing.
  • Numbers on the Day
    Briefings may be shared. The flight is held one a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
  • Dress Code
    Please bear in mind that the cockpit can get quite warm and dress accordingly. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
  • Other Info
    All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences. Flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence. To qualify for a PPL you need a minimum of 45 hours dual-control flying, of which at least 10 hours must be solo flying.


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5 / 5 [based on 1 review]
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
15 July 2022
Wonderful gift
One of the best experiences I’ve ever had flying excellent pilot brilliant welcome at reception overall well worth doing highly recommended
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30 Minute Helicopter Flight in Gloucestershire