Our 60 minute long helicopter flights are a great way to experience the pleasure of flight, as you've got time to really get to grips with how these things actually fly and stay in the air - technically speaking you'll be discovering the foundation flying manoeuvres such as hovering, lifting off and eventually, level flight.
Before climbing in the cockpit for your flight, 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 as you adjust the trim and control the rotar blades to gain altitude and there you go, you're flying!
Helicopters are capable of flights approaching 100mph, can fly backwards and even hover on the spot too, making them an exciting and thrilling present for anyone who's keen on heli classes and maybe even 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 in these dual-controlled helicopters, you learn lots during these trial flights; from how to coordinate pitch and power, using throttle and power changes to execute smooth banked turns and taking off vertically. We think a trial helicopter flight 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 flights are not for you, we also offer half hour helicopter rides
for those a little less brave!