30 Minute Helicopter Trial Flight in Hampshire
Enjoy a flying visit to the Hampshire airwaves with this 30 minute helicopter trial flight that sees budding pilots get a feel for the controls of a Robinson R22 helicopter and navigate their way through the open skies. Begin with a classroom briefing, which covers the effects of the helicopter controls and essential health and safety information. Then, hop into the cockpit along with a qualified instructor, for some hands-on action. Get off to a flying start, by mastering upper air handling, before focusing on low level exercises, such as how to hover. Begin with just one control at a time, then, once confident, take on multiple controls. Enjoy half an hour of flying, before descending back to Solent Airport. Time flies when you're having fun!
- Take to the open skies and learn how to fly a helicopter
- Receive expert instruction from a qualified pilot
- Learn how to fly backwards, forwards, sideways and hovering
- Take the controls and pilot the helicopter
- Take off and land at Solent Airport
- Availability Description
Daily throughout the year. Excludes the Christmas and New Year period.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 14. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Maximum weight is 14 stone. Unfortunately, this is not suitable for disabled participants.
Helicopter flying is weather dependent. In the event of a cancellation, reschedule the flight directly with the venue.
Expect to be at the venue for up to an hour, including a classroom briefing and around 30 minutes in the helicopter, 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
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.