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Helicopter Experience Wales

Mid Wales Airport, Powys   

• Heli flights from Welshpool (Mid Wales) Airport
• See Powys and the Severn Valley from the air
• Minimum age for flights is 14 years
• All flight time counts towards a PPL-H licence

What's Included

• 30 minute ground briefing followed by your selected flight duration (measured from start up to shut down)
• Opportunity to take the controls during your flight
• Tuition from a fully qualified helicopter instructor

40 Minute 'Air Raising' Trial Lesson
• 30 minute trial lesson plus a thrilling 10 minute demonstration of the helicopters agility and manoeuvrability flown by your instructor

What Can I Expect

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.


• Weekdays (exluding Mondays) and weekends throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Mid Wales Airport, Welshpool close to the Welsh border

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14 years
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Maximum weight 16 stone


• Spectators are welcome to come and watch

Anything Else

• Drinks and food can be purchased from the on-site Fuel Stop Cafe with fantastic viewing areas


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 9
Recommend to Friend 9
6 months ago
Great helicopter experience.
7 months ago
Great experience.
about 5 years ago
The instructor was very patient, friendly and informative. The helicopter experience was exciting, exhilerating and surpassed anything I was expecting. Fantastic. Thank you.
Ian Evans
about 6 years ago
Very good experience. The instructor was very informative and professional.
Glyn Evans
about 6 years ago
Dan, the flying instructor, was excellent and very patient. Having flown many times in helicopters as a passenger it was a great experience actually flying one for real. A 1st class experience and thoroughly to be recommended.
John M. Reynolds
Helicopter Experience Wales
Helicopter Experience Wales
30 Minute 2 Seater Helicopter Lesson
Total Price£199.00
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