Backwards, forwards, sideways and hover in the air
Take charge of the craft during the flight
Get the chopper bug!
Take a thrilling ride in a dual-controlled training helicopter to experience a very different way of flying. Kick off with a thorough safety briefing and talk on elementary flying techniques, before boarding the craft with a fully qualified pilot. Once airborne, the pilot will demonstrate the capabilities of this nimble aircraft, whilst magnificent views unfold from the ground below. During the flight (at the discretion of the pilot), take charge of the controls to really see what flying a helicopter is all about.
At least two weekend dates every month plus selected Fridays during the peak flying season (July to September). We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance for this popular experience.
Minimum age is 14. Maximum height is 6'4''. Maximum weight is 17 stone (240lbs).
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.
The time 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.
A maximum of five spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Please bear in mind that the cockpit can get quite warm and dress accordingly. Skirts can get in the way of the controls; please wear trousers. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
The venue is a CAA licenced operator and a member of the British Helicopter Advisory Board (BHAB). Should a particular vehicle be unavailable on the day, the venue retains the right to replace it with another of equal standing.