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Helicopter Lessons London

Elstree Aerodrome   

• Heli trial lessons in Robinson helicopters
• Learn basic controls as you pilot your chopper
• Take off from Elstree helipad near London
• Onboard camera footage available (payable locally)

What's Included

• A Helicopter Flying Lesson in a Robinson R22 helicopter
• Welcome, introduction and technical & safety briefing
• A 30 minute experience with a flight time of approximately 15 minutes with hands on the controls
• This experience is 1:1 with a qualified instructor
• Personalised flying certificate

What Can I Expect

How about trying your hand at rotary flight with our helicopter lessons near London? Of course, these very glam experiences aren't just about swanning around the skies in a fancy (and every expensive to run) Robinson helicopter, these flights are also designed to give you an insight into what actually being at the controls of these sleek machines feels like.

These one to one taster lessons give you plenty of time in the hot seat as 'captain' of your helicopter. Each session will follow a set syllabus, just as though you were on your first lesson on the path to getting your licence, with a pre-flight briefing and chat about safety. Once inside the chopper, you'll be shown how the major control and power systems work, before executing flight start up procedures.

Rotors on, circuit procedures done, emergency drills covered - you are now ready. The rotors whirr into life and your flight begins as you gracefully lift off the ground into London airspace. Indeed, this training school is based in Hertfordshire, but when you're in the air, you're literally just a few rotor blade rotations from London.

As with all unfamiliar sensations, for the first couple of minutes of your helicopter lessons you'll be getting adjusted to how it feels actually being in a moving chopper, so the pilot will be nice and gentle with the machine. But then you'll soon be chomping at the bit to learn more about flying a heli.

The pilot instructor will make sure you're ready for your very own slice of helicopter glory. The moment during your lesson when you hear 'You have control', that's when it's over to you to utter your first words as a budding pilot: 'I have control'. Time to enjoy the sheer fantastic feeling these heli flights give you!

And another great thing about these helicopter lessons near London is that they take off from Elstree airfield, one of the nearest helicopter teaching venues to the city and very easy to get to from all over the capital. Not that you'll be looking, as you'll be too busy flying, but you might also just catch some great views of the city landscape on the horizon from your panoramic glass cockpit in the Robinson!


• Lessons are available on weekdays only
• Sessions are available between 9am and 4pm
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age 10
• Minimum height 4ft 6ins
• Maximum height 6ft 2ins
• Maximum weight 15 stone (95kg)
• Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield and have parental consent
• Due to health and safety reasons you are required to be able to get in and out of the helicopter unaided


• Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action from outside the flying school 

Anything Else

• Professionally edited DVDs and photos of your flight can be purchased on the day
• The flight time includes landing and take-off
• Flight durations are subject to air traffic control and weather conditions
• Refreshments are available to purchase on site
• Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date
• You will be required to wear a face covering throughout your experience


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 25
Recommend to Friend 25
about 4 years ago
Excellent experience through out, highly recommended
Stevan Addison
about 4 years ago
It was a great experience with good customer service, would definitly do it again!
Henry Goodger
about 4 years ago
Friendly admin, ground crew and pilot made us feel welcome. Well run. An exciting experience. Highly recommended.
John Hancock
about 4 years ago
Great fun ( helicopter flying), staff were friendly and relaxed which instilled sense of confidence in the company. Pilot Captain ( a scotsman) was super cool, explained the controls well ( even though he must have done it a hundred times before) and was a pleasure to fly with.
Don Beaton
about 4 years ago
It was a birthday gift for my partner he had an amazing experience he said it was really good, very hands on. The instructor was informative and encouraging. Would highly recommend.
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