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Helicopter flying Experience  © Aleksander Markin 2012

Helicopter flying Experience © Aleksander Markin 2012

Helicopter flying Experience  © Aleksander Markin 2012

Helicopter flying Experience © Aleksander Markin 2012

Half-Day Helicopter Pilot Training Experience at 8 UK Venues

• A half-day helicopter experience with 15-20 mins flight

• Learn alongside a small group with a professional pilot

• Find out more about career paths for chopper pilots


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SKU: FL5811

What to expect from this Helicopter flying experience...

Rules and Restrictions

  • Minimum Age: 14 Years +
  • Minimum Height: None Specified
  • Maximum Height: 6'0" / 183cm
  • Maximum Weight: 15 Stone / 95kg

If you’re serious about becoming a chopper pilot, this one’s for you!

On this half-day experience (allow around 4 hours at the airfield) you’ll get a real taste of the life of a helicopter pilot – with expert tutoring from CAA certified professionals.

As part of a small group you’ll go on a tour of the airfield, learn about pathways to PPA qualifications, and find out what’s involved in day-to-day duties for a pilot.

Your flight time of about 20 minutes is taken 1-on-1 with your pilot instructor, giving you a chance to get hands-on with the controls. You’ll receive notes from the tutor, and the time will count towards the total needed to qualify as a pilot.

They’ll even throw in a buffet lunch!

Where can I do this Helicopter flying experience?

This voucher is for a Helicopter flying activity provided by Into The Blue, allowing you to choose from the following venues:

City Airport Manchester (Barton)
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Cumbernauld (Glasgow) Airfield
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Snuggled between Glasgow and Falkirk, this airfield in Lanarkshire is Scotland's main hub for flight training in both planes and helicopters. With several aero clubs on site, Cumbernauld has no shortage of passionate and knowledgeable flying instructors, ready to show you the ropes as you take off into the skies. Enjoy the breath-taking Scottish scenery like never before - from the air!
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Gloucestershire Staverton Airport
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The airport at Staverton is fantastic hub for aviation, with the nearby M5 providing access to flying facilities within easy reach of the Midlands, Wales and the South West of England. Originally opened as an RAF base in 1931, the airfield is now home to numerous flying clubs offering experiences in a range of aircraft - and with £6 million to be invested over the next 10 years, it looks set to go from strength to strength.
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London Denham Aerodrome
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Thruxton Aerodrome (Andover)
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Thruxton Aerodrome outside Andover is the historic home of the Wiltshire Flying Club since 1947. These days you can find a great range of flying lessons in aeroplanes and choppers, and some particularly thrilling aerobatics experiences that will truly leave your head spinning!
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Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield
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Close to both Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, Wellesbourne is a well-equipped and popular flying venue. Best known for its role in the Second World War, when it was under control by RAF Bomber Command as an Operational Training Unit, nowadays you'll find flight training available in both planes and rotorcraft - with some surprisingly affordable options!
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Welshpool Powys (Mid-Wales) Airport
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Wycombe Booker Air Park (Marlow)
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Snuggled between London and Oxford on the M40, Wycombe Air Park is a popular flight training centre for pilots from all over Southern England. Formerly RAF Booker, the site now hosts several schools offering private lessons in Planes and Helicopters, as well as towed Glider flights for those looking for a uniquely serene flying experience. Whatever your tastes, you'll find the instructors eager to pass their love of aviation on ton the next generation of Pilots Licence hopefuls.
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Anything else I need to know?

This Helicopter Pilot Training Experience voucher is not sold directly through FlyingLessons.co.uk - on clicking 'Buy Now' you wil be directed to the voucher provider's website to complete your purchase. This voucher is provided by Into The Blue.

Into The Blue say:

If you've ever dreamt of being in the captain's seat, this is the day for you. It starts off with a welcome over a tea or coffee, followed by a briefing from a CAA licensed pilot instructor who will be hosting the experience. Then it's time for the aerial action with a 15-20 minute one to one lesson in one of the trainer helis with just you and the pilot. You'll learn how to hover, achieve forward flight and experience the manoeuvrability of a helicopter. Back down on terra firma, you and your fellow would-be helicopter pilots take a break for lunch, before you get taken on a behind the scenes tour of the hangars so you can see the fleet of aircraft that operate out of your chosen school. Your instructor pilot will guide you and talk about different types and uses of helicopters - for example, did you know there are both piston-engined and turbine engined helis? After all that excitement airside, your helicopter pilot day ends with an informative talk on life as a commercial helicopter pilot, how to get your licence, whether to earn a living with it or as a keep flying just as a hobby. In this four hour experience there'll also be time for questions, making this the perfect gift for any helicopter enthusiast who would appreciate getting a real hands on insight into the industry and the life of a pilot.
• Guests 15 stones + can still fly however they must upgrade to a four seater helicopter at an extra charge of £60 payable when booking your date (This option is not available at Powys and Mid Wales) • You will need to present a form of valid ID with a photograph on the day



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