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Helicopter Flights South Yorkshire

Doncaster Sheffield Airport   

• Fly from Doncaster Sheffield International Airport
• Robinson R22 with you at the controls
• Hosted by a hugely experienced flight instructor
• Lessons in a two seater helicopter

What's Included

• 1:1 lesson in a 2 seater R22 
• All lessons start with a classroom briefing
• Complimentary tea and coffee is provided

30 Minute Trial Lesson
• 30 minute classroom briefing
• Flights start with air exercises, before focusing on low level exercises such as the hover
• Participants will have the opportunity to try out a few manoeuvres, as well as experiencing some advanced demonstrations by the instructor

60 Minute Trial Lesson
• 30 minute classroom briefing
• With a full 60 minutes in flight, you will be taken further afield practicing the flying and control side of the experience
• Your will begin with some upper air handling, before focusing on low level exercises such as the hover

What Can I Expect

Take helicopter lessons in Sheffield and you'll be learning your rotary skills in amongst the big boys! This regional airport handles hundreds of thousands of passengers each year, but is also home to the airfield's only helicopter school offering flights over the Sheffield area and beyond.

Doncaster Sheffield International Airport, formerly known as Robin Hood Airport, is steeped in aviation history and is a fascinating place. Formerly RAF Finningley, the airport was a designated long-range nuclear bomber base. You can still see the evidence of all its military importance with the five, very huge, Cold War hangars that housed Vulcan bombers. This is also the reason why the runway, measuring up at an impressive 2.8km, is so long.

All that means that Robin Hood airport can accept all manner of flights, from wide-bodied jet liners, to the Space Shuttle. Yes, you did read that correctly. Doncaster Sheffield's airport was designated as an emergency NASA landing site. Let's just hope you won't be delayed by any errant spacecraft on your helicopter lesson!

Hosting your day and flying the flag for rotary aviation is Captain Matt Rake, who has many, many years of experience as both a commercial helicopter pilot and flying instructor. He's flown all sorts of different choppers, from Air Ambulances in the Middle East, to off-shore oil rig flights over the North Sea.

Now he is based here in Doncaster Sheffield at this fabulous facility and he loves nothing more than to introduce newbies to the wonderful world of helicopter flying. Friendly, professional and enthusiastic, you're sure to have fun with Matt and the team as you soar over the sights of Sheffield with you at the controls of the heli. We're offering a full range of helicopter lessons out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport in a two seater R22 Robinson chopper. 


• Tuesdays to Sundays, subject to availability and weather conditions


• Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on site by an adult
• Maximum weight 15 stone


• Spectators are welcome to wait in the lounge or take a viewing seat outside to view the take off and landing


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 1
Recommend to Friend 1
7 months ago
Very friendly and professional. An interesting and enjoyable trip.
Graham Doody
Doncaster helicopter lesson
Helicopter Flights South Yorkshire
30 Minute R22 Flight
Total Price£199.00
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