15 Minute Helicopter Flight with Lunch in Manchester
For anyone who's ever wanted to experience the excitement of piloting a chopper, this helicopter flying experience is essential. Based at Manchester City Airfield, this thrilling aerial adventure gives high-flyers a chance to take their first steps towards becoming a real helicopter pilot. Kick things off with a safety briefing which includes a run through of the controls of a two-seater R22 helicopter and once strapped in, it's time for a vertical lift-off! Enjoy 15 minutes of exhilarating flying time and take charge of this nifty aircraft to find out exactly what it's capable of, with an instructor alongside to offer flying tips and guidance. The feeling of flying a helicopter is immense, as are the views - it's the ride of a lifetime!
- Fly with one of the UK's biggest helicopter flight training operators
- Receive tuition and a talk from a CAA Licensed helicopter instructor
- Take charge of a R22 training chopper for 15 minutes
- Includes refreshments, lunch and a tour of the hangar
- Availability Description
At least two weekend dates per month throughout the year, excluding the Christmas and New Year period.
- Participant Guidelines
Min age is 12. Max weight is 14 stone, max height is 6'5''. For security reasons, photographic ID (ideally a passport) MUST be produced on the day to be permitted to fly. Wheelchair users are welcome.
Lasts up to three and a half hours including a briefing, tuition and 15 minutes of hands-on flying time.
- Numbers on the Day
The helicopter flight is one-to-one with just the participant and a seasoned pilot.
- Dress Code
Please bear in mind that inside the helicopter can get quite warm. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
This experience counts towards a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL). Please note, the lunch is a choice of a buffet style or a voucher for the on-site cafe.