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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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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Helicopters Lessons Newcastle

Helicopters Lessons Newcastle

Get a taste for airborne adventure with these helicopter rides and lessons over Newcastle! We have a full range of flight durations on offer giving you the chance to try your hand at piloting one of these rotor-driven machines for real with rides operated in modern two seater helicopters.

If you’ve always wanted to fly a chopper or perhaps just want to discover the scenery of the North East in a new way then our helicopter rides are the experience for you. Flights depart from Newcastle International Airport in the school’s Cabri G2 helicopter.

Each heli ride is preceded by a ground briefing given by your CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved helicopter flying instructor who will be teaching you on a one-to-one basis. Once strapped in and with head comms set on the blades will start turning. Amidst all the engine noise you’ll feel the landing skids gently float off the runway. This is when you’ll start to appreciate the effortless manoeuvrability of a helicopter like the Cabri G2.

As well as the amazing aerial views over Newcastle and beyond these rides include time at the controls for you. You’ll soon realise it’s all about co-ordination and reading your flight conditions. You might even be able to have a go at hovering at fixed altitude using the foot pedals and controls to constantly correct your position. But even sticking to the relatively straightforward flying techniques this is an aerial experience like no other. If it’s your first time in a chopper we are sure you’ll be impressed!

For those who love an aerial thrill and for anyone interested in choppers a helicopter ride in Newcastle is just the ticket to soaring success. If you do decide to continue your helicopter flying any rides at Newcastle will count towards your total flying hours should you pursue your PPLH (Private Pilot License Helicopters) with the centre.

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60 Minute Helicopter Lesson

60 Minute Helicopter Lesson

Fly a helicopter for 60 minutes and you’ll find out that these sensation aerial experiences are a great way to discover the pleasure of flight as you’ve got the time to really get to grips with how these things actually fly and stay in the air – technically speaking you’ll be exploring the foundation flying manoeuvres such as hovering lifting off and eventually level flight all in a proper training helicopter.

Before climbing in the cockpit for your first foray into flying a helicopter there’s the all important air safety briefing. Listen carefully as once airborne after the take off it’s over to you to actually fly the two seater helicopter. Adjust the trim and control the rotor blades to gain altitude and there you go you’re flying! Isn’t it an amazing feeling?!

Helicopters are capable of cruising speeds as they fly that approach around 100mph can go backwards and even hover on the spot too making them one of the most exciting and thrilling ways to see the world below you from the air. No wonder humans have always wanted to fly. Helicopters are we reckon the most agile form of flight too and a total ‘must do’ for anyone who’s keen on aviation and even those who want to make their first steps towards formally starting helicopter flight training. We offer five hour ‘ Learn to fly a helicopter ‘ Training Packs that can get them flying as well as a choice of alternative helicopter lessons on our main helicopter page.

With the instructor by your side at all times as you fly in these dual-controlled helicopters you learn lots during these trial lessons; from how to coordinate pitch and power using throttle and power changes to execute smooth banked turns and taking off vertically. We think the skills needed to fly a helicopter is a bit like rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time – it’s all a question of control coordination and concentration.

If these one hour fly a helicopter sessions are not for you we also offer half hour helicopter rides for those a little less brave and who just want a taster of the sensation!

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