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Helicopter Lessons Herefordshire

Shobden Aerodrome, Leominster   

• Heli lessons from Shobdon Airfield, Herefordshire
• Fly 2 seat Robinson R22 or 5 seat turbine Jetranger
• Helicopter training school established in 1992
• School boasts excellent facilities & expert tuition

What's Included

• Trial helicopter lesson in a 2 seater Robinson R22 or 5 seater Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter
• 30 minute one to one pre-flight briefing on basic helicopter procedures and use of the aircraft control
• Choose from a 30 or 60 minute flight duration
• Flight times include start up to shut down time
• Once airbourne you will learn level flight, turns, power changes as well as hovering

What Can I Expect

Fabulous rotary flying with these helicopter flights out of Shobdon! It's destination Herefordshire for 30 or 60 minute helicopter lessons in two or five seater aircraft. And we have to say, this long-established helicopter training school just west of Leominster is a delightful place to discover helicopters. Let us tell you why…

For starters, this school is very well established. Owner Alan Ramsden started offering helicopter lessons in Herefordshire in 1992 and the story behind the school is a good one. Having gained his Private Pilot's Licence and happily flying light aircraft, a five minute helicopter flight at Shobdon in a 206 Bell Jetranger inspired him to sell up, move to the USA, retrain on helicopters, qualify and then work as a helicopter pilot and instructor.

Alan then returned to his beloved Shobdon (as he says, nowhere and nothing can beat flying a helicopter over Clee Hill at sunset) to set up the training school. It has gone from strength to strength, providing progressive and thorough training to both UK students and international guests. They have even flown several thousand hours of helicopter training flights over the Herefordshire countryside for Police agencies around the world!

And it has to be said, Shobdon is a fantastic airfield to operate your helicopters from. They have an excellent relation with the local Shobdon village community and the other operators on the airfield, all enjoying the unrestricted G class airspace this part of Herefordshire boasts.

We should also mention the helicopters that are available for these flights. The two seater flights are in a Robinson R22, which is one of the most renowned training helicopters around. If you opt for a five seater flight you're in a for a real treat, as you move into the realm of large turbine-engined rotary flying with the 206 Bell Jetranger. This is a very impressive helicopter and even more amazing is the fact that you get the chance to fly it yourself.

Book in for one of these helicopter flights at Shobdon Airfield and you will benefit from all that knowledge and experience of the pilot instructors to discover the thrills of rotary flying. And you'll have the stunning backdrop of Leominster and the countryside around Hereford to accompany you as you learn basic controls such as level flight, turns and power changes during your lesson. Enjoy!


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Shobdon Aerodrome, Leominster, Herefordshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 14 years
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight for flights in the 2 seater R22 is 17 stone
• There are no weight restrictions for the 5 seater Jetranger
• All guests will need to provide photographic ID in order to fly
• Participants of the five seater experiences are allowed to bring 2-3 interested observers (min age 14) who can observe the lesson from the rear seat (at the discretion of the flight instructor and subject to weather conditions and weight restrictions)


• Friends and family are very welcome to come and watch your departure and arrival


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 3
Recommend to Friend 3
6 months ago
Absolutely brilliant loved every minute would love to do it again
Michael Lukas
10 months ago
My Helicopter Experience was amazing! I didn't want it to end. Everyone at Shobdon airfield were really friendly especially James, the flight instructor. He made me feel very comfortable and was very patient. I even got to fly the helicopter myself!! It's also great for friends and family to come along and watch. They have a great kitchen/ diner where you can help yourself to drinks and a small balcony to watch from. All in all a great day. Would highly recommend.
Sean Didlick
about 4 years ago
Fantastic time flying with James! He was very patient and let me take the controls for most of the flight.
r22 and ranger
Helicopter Lessons Herefordshire
2 Seater 30 Minute Lesson
Total Price£179.00
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