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30 Minute Helicopter Trial Flight in Hampshire

1 hr
Valid for 20 months
Lee-on-the-Solent - Hampshire
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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!

In a Nutshell
  • 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
Key Info
  • 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.
  • Weather
    Helicopter flying is weather dependent. In the event of a cancellation, reschedule the flight directly with the venue.
  • Duration
    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.


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30 Minute Helicopter Trial Flight in Hampshire