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30 Minute R22 Helicopter Lesson

30 Minute R22 Helicopter Lesson

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Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 193.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

About the experience

Master the challenging art of flying a helicopter in this 30 minute lesson for complete beginners, or those working towards their PPL (private pilot license.) Whatever your experience or intentions with learning to fly a helicopter, this session can be tailored to all abilities. Whether you’re having a go for the first time for a bit of fun, or wanting to hunker down and master some moves in the skies, this flight from Staverton Airport is ideal for all kinds of flyers. You will be flying in a R22 which is a classic flight training helicopter, as well as have a direct involvement in deciding the flight path which you will design alongside an instructor. As well as learning the basic controls and all the behind the scenes planning, you’ll soon feel like a proper helicopter pilot in no time. Flying from this airport in Gloucestershire is an experience in itself as it sees 90,000 flights take off per year, so you’ll really be part of the hustle and bustle. Home to aeronautical training school, charter companies and various executive operations and four different runways, you’ll really feel as if you’re part of the aviation community when you take a lesson here. However you want to fly in the sky or regardless of what experience you have, this lesson based in Gloucestershire is ideal for anyone who has a passion for getting into the skies.

  • Helicopter flying from Staverton Airport
  • Airfield handles over 90,000 flights a year
  • Well-situated between Cheltenham & Gloucs
  • Cafe, clubhouse & aviation museum on site

  • A flying lesson from Staverton Airport in a two seater R22 
  • A 20-minute pre-flight briefing covering safety and a brief overview of how a helicopter flies
  • Your choice of flight duration
  • Discuss and decide your flight path
  • Experience hands on helicopter flying and take the controls under expert supervision
  • Opportunity to try the hover challenge
  • Flight times are measured from start up to shutdown
  • De-brief and personalised flight certificate
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue


  • Gloucestershire Staverton Airport in the heart of the Cotswolds, just off junction 10/11 of the M5.

  • Minimum age is 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult

Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 193.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

  • Participants of the four seater R44 lesson can bring one interested observer to accompany them for their flight
  • Spectators are welcome to come and watch the action from the clubhouse or lawn which provide great views across the airfield

  • Flights are available weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • Experiences are subject to availability and weather conditions

  • The airport has a restaurant serving hot and cold food and beverages
  • There is an aviation museum at the airfield
  • Flights can be counted towards the 45 hours required to obtain a licence to fly a helicopter
  • You should call the club before travelling to check that weather conditions are suitable


  • Gloucestershire
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