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Helicopter Lessons Berkshire

White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead   

• Helicopter lessons out of White Waltham Airfield
• Learn at a skilled heli school & services company
• Skilled pilot team with fascinating backgrounds!
• Invite a passenger on four seater flights

What's Included

• Trial flying lesson in a Robinson 2 seater R22 or 4 seater R44 helicopter
• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• Pre flight briefing on the effects of the controls and how the helicopter flies
• You'll take the controls throughout the lesson and explore the local area before returning to the airfield for low level flying and hovering
• After your flight you will be presented with a certificate of achievement
• Flight duration is from engine start up to shut down
• On 4 seater flights an interested observer may be able to enjoy the lesson from the rear seat, at the pilots discretion

What Can I Expect

Book a helicopter lesson in Berkshire and you'll be taking off from White Waltham Airfield near Maidenhead. Not only giving flights in helicopters to the likes of you and us, the operator is also renowned for providing rotary aviation services, such as aerial photography and load lifting - all highly specialised stuff that requires a super cool pilot head!

They really are a talented bunch here, counting commercial airline pilots, RAF pilots who have clocked many thousands of flying hours and even an ex-Formula 1 driver in amongst the team of pilots offering these helicopter flights.

For our selection of helicopter trial lessons in the Berkshire skies, you can choose from the two seater Robinson R22 Beta II or the four seater version, the R44 Clipper II. The two seater has a cruise speed of 92 knots and a range of 250 nautical miles, whilst the four seat model is faster and has a longer range to boot. One great advantage of the R44 is that (as long as the pilot instructor approves) you can invite someone to hop into the heli with you as a back seat passenger for the duration of the flight.

A 20 minute pre-flight check and briefing is included on all helicopter taster lessons out of White Waltham. Once completed, get yourself strapped in and as the rotors whirr up to speed, you'll feel yourself lifting into the air. On all flights there is time to 'have a go' with the controls and the standard itinerary is to do some 'general handling' practice around the local area, before heading back to the airfield to have a go at hovering and some challenging low level flying.

Our helicopter lessons at Berkshire's popular and welcoming White Waltham Airfield operate all year round, subject to weather conditions. And there's lots of choice too, as you can opt for 20, 30 or 60 minute flights durations in these modern, reliable and easy to fly choppers.


• The helicopter school is open seven days a week
• Lessons can usually be booked from 09:00 to 17:30 with extended opening hours in summer months


• White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Suitable For

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

2 Seater Restrictions
• Maximum weight 14 stone
• Maximum height 6ft

4 Seater Restrictions
• Maximum weight 20 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 6ins


• Spectators are welcome to come along and watch your take off and landing

Anything Else

• Food and drink can be purchased from the onsite bar and restaurant


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 1
Recommend to Friend 1
7 months ago
Had an amazing day. Really good instructor who made me feel at waste while still making it an exciting experience. Would highly recommend!
Alex Cowan
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Helicopter Lessons Berkshire
20 Minute 2 Seater Lesson
Total Price£159.00
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