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Helicopter Lessons Sussex

Helicopter Lessons Sussex

Your helicopter Sussex experience is set to be a glamorous affair at Shoreham airfield in Sussex (otherwise known as Brighton City Airport) as the setting is superb. As soon as you take off you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the Brighton and Hove coastline and the impressive Lancing College building.

Indeed the airport is buzzing all the time with many glam types landing and taking off in their private planes and helicopters so on your 20 30 or 60 minute helicopter lesson you can feel like part of the Sussex jet-set too!  Your pilot instructor will show you round the Robinson R22 helicopter that’ll be used for your lesson and once you’ve radioed for clearance from air traffic control you’ll soon be airborne.

The Robinson R22 is renowned for it’s reliability speed and low running costs. It has a single piston engine and the rotor blades span nearly eight metres. The helicopter has a range of 300 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 80 knots. All these stats apart we know you won’t fail to be amazed by the sensation of rotary flight and the views of the sea from your helicopter over Sussex.

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20 Minute Helicopter Taster Flight

20 Minute Helicopter Taster Flight

Get a taste of how it feels to fly a helicopter within just 20 minutes! Perfect for a short but very sweet way to have a go at learning to fly a two seater helicopter and experience the sensation of hover climbs and descents at locations across the UK.

Before you climb into the cabin there’ll be a pre-flight safety briefing and a short explanation of the controls. Once airborne and safely in level flight  it’s ‘over to you’ as you are handed the controls – just be careful what you do with all those pedals sticks and levers. Don’t worry too much as your instructor has dual-control!

In just 20 minutes you’ll get a good feel for rotary wing flying as you sit side by side with your instructor  he’ll show you what all the dials in the cockpit do and it’s a real thrill to hear them communicate with air traffic control too! Many who try these taster lessons at our helicopter flying schools will come back down earth wanting to learn more and practice those vertical take offs! If that’s the case we’ve got longer duration helicopter lessons on offer too as well as a ‘ learn to fly a helicopter ‘ course’ and even a gyrocopter experience (make sure you watch the video)!

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Helicopters Lessons Gloucestershire

Helicopters Lessons Gloucestershire

Take a helicopter lesson over Gloucestershire and enjoy the thrill of rotary flight at this centre in the heart of the Cotswolds! We’ve got a full roster of lesson durations available to suit every budget.

Gloucestershire Airport at Staverton is perfectly placed midway between Cheltenham and Gloucester and just three minutes from the M5 and A40 so no wonder this busy General Aviation airport oversees more than 90 000 flights a year.

At this Gloucestershire-based school you have the choice of lessons in either the Robinson R22 or the Robinson R44 helicopter. The R22 is your classic two-seater training chopper and the R44 is the larger more powerful four seater version. Whichever you choose you’re assured of expert supervision and teaching throughout the duration of your lesson. This Gloucestershire centre is renowned for excellent helicopter training from knowledgeable and highly experienced instructors.

All flight times are quoted from when the rotor blades are started to being switched off. No matter which duration you go for there is always plenty of hands-on flying time so you can really get a feel for what helicopter flying around this busy part of the world is all about.

Of course these experiences aim to be fun but if you do have more serious ambitions when it comes to being a helicopter pilot these lessons in Gloucestershire do actually count towards your hours needed.

This is a great place to take a lesson in a helicopter as it is a bustling location boasting four different runways. There’s always lots going on at Staverton with aeronautical training schools charter companies and even swanky executive operations.

So expect plenty of aerial movements around you as you gain an interesting insight into this helicopter company’s extensive facilities. From engineering hangars aircraft handling and sales to the ground briefing before your helicopter flying lesson gets underway in Gloucestershire there’s lots to discover. Have fun!

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Helicopter Flying Lessons in Liverpool

Helicopter Flying Lessons in Liverpool

Our helicopter lessons out of Liverpool offer extra aerial treats for budding chopper pilots. Not only do you get to soar like a (Liver)bird over the most iconic sights of the city centre you also get to invite an observer to join you as a passenger!

That’s because these lessons are operated by a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter. This is one of the most popular training aircraft around and also happens to have four seats. So subject to instructor discretion there’s plenty of room for a passenger to share your helicopter fun over Liverpool . And we have to say being a bigger heli means you will all get fantastic views as you fly.

And Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a great location for a helicopter lesson. It’s a busy international airport with full air traffic control and all the facilities to handle big jets. And it’s in between these commercial jetliners landing and taking off that you’ll be heading out in the helicopter. It might be pretty nerve-wracking at first to think you’re in amongst the ‘big boys’ but it’s a pretty cool experience to say the least!

What’s more once you’re airborne there’s lots to explore in close proximity of Liverpool’s main airport. As well as the city centre itself there are swathes of countryside to hover over and even those Welsh mountains in the distance which you’ll glimpse on the horizon.

Of course you’re not just here to sightsee you’re here to fly the helicopter. Your experiences pilot instructor will be a teaching you the basics as you fly giving you a real feel of what it’s like to be a pilot. Fly sideways fly backwards try some spot turns and classic hovering manoeuvres – it’s great fun.

This heli centre has many years of experience in training as well as providing charter surveying and aerial filming services alongside helicopter management facilities. That means you’re in good hands for your experience. We are offering the choice of 30 and 60 minute helicopter lessons from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport so if you’re keen to get started in rotary aviation in the north west this is a superb choice.

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Helicopter Flights Wales

Helicopter Flights Wales

Go vertical with our sky-high helicopter rides over Wales and experience the thrill of flight from a whole new angle! These aerial adventures put you in control as you fly the helicopter above the beautiful mountains and valleys of Powys giving you a birds-eye view of some of the country’s most stunning landmarks as you go.

We are offering 30 and 60 minute lessons in Wales as well as the 40-minute ‘Air Raising’ ride which gives you a 30-minute lesson plus an extra 10-minutes where the pilot will show you what these machines can do.

All three experiences offer a full half-hour safety briefing independent of your flight time as well as complete professional instruction throughout. The flying school is a fully licensed Flight Training Organisation (FTO) and a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved training provider offering some of the best helicopter instructors in the country.

We might call them rides but during these Mid Wales helicopter flights you’ll have the chance to take over the role of pilot for the majority of your time in the air. You’ll learn how to control the heli in a straight line discover how to use the rotors in order to turn and most difficult of all hover.

And don’t forget if you go for the 40-minute ride from this Welsh school you’ll enjoy the standard 30-minute itinerary including your time at the helicopter’s controls before the instructor takes the lead for the final 10 minutes to show you some of the more exhilarating manoeuvres you can accomplish in these agile aircraft. If you didn’t have the flying bug before you will now!

As well as having time to actually fly the chopper yourself you get the added bonus of soaring over some spectacular Welsh countryside on these lessons. From Powys Castle to the Severn Valley across the border you’ll be treated to wonderful aerial views making these helicopter rides over Wales some of the best rotary experiences we offer.

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