30 Minute Helicopter Flight in Kent
Experience a truly alternative way of flying with an exhilarating helicopter trial flight. After a comprehensive briefing on safety and important helicopter flying techniques, hop aboard a dual-controlled training helicopter accompanied by a fully qualified pilot. Enjoy a breathtaking vertical take-off, before the instructor puts this versatile craft through its paces - move backwards, forwards and even hover in the air motionless. During the session (at the pilot's discretion), take over the flying duties to really enjoy the sensation of helicopter flight.
- Top tuition from your expert pilot
- Hover motionless in the air
- Take control during the flight
- Your flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence
- Availability Description
Monday to Saturday all year round, excluding the Christmas period.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 16. Maximum height is 6'4''. Maximum weight 15 stone. You MUST produce photo identification on the day (e.g. passport/photo driving licence).
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 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
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. No access to 'airside' area is permitted without an accompanying instructor.