Three individual people go up in the aircraft together for 18 minutes with each of them to have the opportunity to go on the controls for 6 minutes. This is your chance to find out just how it feels to take the controls of a helicopter with the Helicopter Circuit Challenge - a perfect introduction to flying which has been designed for families wishing to take to the skies!
The Helicopter Circuit Challenge will allow you to have a little insight into piloting an aircraft and the importance of navigation and observation. This lesson is a highly recommended first step for anyone seriously considering obtaining their Private Pilot’s Licence or just to experience great fun.
Upon arrival at the Flying School, one of the experienced ground crew will give you a 30 minute technical briefing about the lesson, including an introduction to each of the controls of the helicopter. Once the brief has finished you’ll all be taken to the helicopter and chocks away!
You will be allowed to take the controls and actually fly the aircraft! You’ll be in a group with 2 other people where you will all take it in turns to have 6 minutes each at the controls with a total flight time of 18 minutes. Once the lesson has been completed, you will be given a certificate of achievement.
You will be required to take two forms of identification with you on the day, photo identification and proof of your address.
Please allow 2 hours at the airfield, each person will have 6 minutes at the controls. This experience is for one person, you will share the flight with 2 other people. You are welcome to bring along family and friends to watch you both take to the sky.
The maximum weight for this experience is 127kg (20st), the maximum height is 2.13m (7ft) and the minimum height is 1.4m (4ft 6"). A good understanding and ability to speak English is essential to flight safety, therefore you may be refused to fly if the supplier does not feel that you have understood the safety briefing and your voucher will be deemed as used. The minimum age is 10 years old (adult supervision required for under 16s on airfield premises). This experience is available Monday to Friday subject to availability, throughout the year. Excludes Bank holidays.
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