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Helicopter Rides & Lessons in the UK with Into The Blue



    • 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)
    • A half hour helicopter flight with a pro pilot
    • You choose from airfields nationwide
    • Try basics manoeuvres like pitch and roll
    • All lessons include a pre-flight briefing
    • Spend one hour in the helicopter learning to fly
    • Head up from your choice of helipad nationwide
    • Minimum age for heli flights is 14 yrs old
    • Have a go at flying the chopper yourself
    • Hands on flying lesson
    • Views of Silverstone from the air
    • Addtional two observation flights
    • 20 minutes in the air
    • Fly from Doncaster Sheffield International Airport
    • A lesson in a Robinson R22 with you at the controls
    • Hosted by experienced flight instructor
    • Dare you try the 20 minute hover challenge?
    • Take off from Kent International (Manston) Airport
    • Heli flying at a busy cargo and passenger airport
    • Great views for friends & family coming to watch
    • Fly over Ramsgate & around the Kent coastal region
    • Heli lessons at Newcastle International Airport
    • Take off from a busy commercial airport
    • All lessons count towards your pilot's licence
    • Plenty of time to take the controls
    • 20mins helicopter flight from locations nationwide
    • Have a go at the controls of the chopper yourself
    • Try the Hover Challenge as part of your lesson
    • Minimum age for heli flights is 12 years old
    • Lessons from Blackbushe Airfield nr Camberley
    • Fly in unrestricted & controlled airspace
    • Both two and four seater helicopters operate
    • Helicopter flights offered all year round
    • Learn to fly a heli at Cranfield Airfield
    • Cranfield is the UK home of aeronautical studies
    • Take off from a large-scale, busy airport
    • Full range of helicopter flight times offered
    • Helicopter flying from St Breward nr Bodmin
    • Lessons taken in an executive Robinson R44
    • In-land and coastal flight paths for lessons
    • You have a chance to take control of the heli
    • Heli lessons from Dunkeswell nr Honiton in Devon
    • 839ft above sea level, airfield is highest in UK
    • Learn how to fly a two seater Sikorsky helicopter
    • All budding pilots presented with a certificate
    • 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
    • A trainee helicopter pilot initiation day
    • Combines flying time with full pre-flight briefing
    • Tour the hangars and ask questions
    • A talk on becoming a commerical heli pilot
    • Heli lessons from Culter Helipad near Aberdeen
    • Fly from the heli school's purpose-built helipad
    • Extensive 30mins ground brief before all flights
    • Presentation of certificates after your lesson
    • Take your heli lessons at Blackpool Airport
    • Flight path takes you over the beach, tower & more
    • This is a fully CAA-accredited helicopter school
    • On site lounge for spectators to watch the action
    • Helicopters at Bournemouth International Airport
    • This heli school has an excellent reputation
    • Sikorsky and Robinson choppers used for lessons
    • See the Dorset country & coastline from the air
    • Fly at Wycombe Air Park, formerly Marlow or Booker
    • Learn at skilled heli services company & school
    • Skilled pilot team with fascinating backgrounds!
    • Spectators can watch from the cafe's balcony
    • Helicopter flying in the heart of the Cotswolds
    • Airfield handles over 90,000 flights a year
    • Well-situated mid-way between Cheltenham & Gloucs
    • Cafe, clubhouse & aviation museum on site
    • Helicopters at historic Goodwood Aerodrome
    • Learn all the basics moves including hovering
    • A wide range of lessons offered in 2 & 4 seaters
    • Great location for friends and family
    • Heli flights from Stoughton Airfield in Leicester
    • Trial lessons and discovery days available
    • Weight limit of 22 stone rather than standard 14
    • Family friendly atmosphere - ideal for spectators
    • Helis at Liverpool John Lennon Airport
    • Helicopter flight school established in 1986
    • All lessons count towards your licence
    • Try sideways, hovering & spot turn manoeuvres
    • Take off from Costock near Loughborough
    • One of the largest helicopter operators in the UK
    • Private helipad in the Leicestershire countryside
    • CAA approved helicopter flight school
    • Helicopter lessons at Nottingham Heliport
    • Helis are owner operated by the school
    • A choice of two and four seater aircraft
    • Fly over south Nottinghamshire on your flight
    • Helis at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport
    • Spectacular south coast scenery to fly over
    • Experience the hustle & bustle of a busy airport
    • Visitor centre, viewing area & restaurant on site
    • Rotary action from Swansea Airport in Wales
    • Heli lessons at a flourishing civil airport
    • Discover the Gower Peninsula from the chopper
    • Have go at the heli controls on all lessons
    • 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
    • Fly in a rare, fully restored Hiller helicopter
    • This classic chopper has starred in many films
    • Have a go at the controls of a 1960s helicopter
    • A chance to invite a passenger along too
    • Take a helicopter lesson in a Bell JetRanger
    • Fly out of Haverfordwest Airport in Pembrokeshire
    • Learn to fly a powerful jet-turbine helicopter
    • Lessons hosted by the company's Chief Pilot
    • Helicopters at Humberside International Airport
    • Learn to fly in busy commercial airspace
    • Helicopter flight training organisation since 1996
    • See the magnificent Humber Bridge from the air
    • Three flights: one as the pilot, two as a passener
    • Learn flying, navigation and observational skills
    • Take part in the Hover Challenge
    • At tour choice of helipads nationwide

Helicopter lessons and rides - not just for the rich and famous!

Whizzing through the sky on a helicopter ride has to be one of the most glamorous was to travel. It’s the favoured mode of transport for pop stars and royalty alike on short hops and even though a helicopter is a costly way to get from A to B, who can resist a lesson in one?

Indeed, all of these experiences combine the sheer thrill of trying rotary aviation for the first time with proper tuition. So once you've got used to the sensation of being in the air, you will be encouraged to have a go at the controls and you take part in a proper helicopter lesson.  Of course, all the helis are dual-controlled, as they are used for teaching budding pilots wanting to gain their Private Pilot's Licence.

So for this heli flight, you're not just a VIP guest. Every school we use will treat you like a would-be 'copter pilot on your first trial lesson. So if by chance you have the inclination and the means to carry on learning (getting to the point of going solo in a chopper isn't cheap though), everything you do on our vouchers days counts towards getting your licence.

And as if you needed any further convincing on how cool helicopters are, watch our very glam video of a helicopter lesson out of Shoreham Airfield in West Sussex to whet tour appetite for rotary aviation even more!

Learn, fly and understand helicopters

By the end of the ride you will have a good understanding of how these things actually get in the air and stay up there using rotor blades rather than wings. At first glance they look fairly simplistic when it comes to the controls, but these are finely-tuned flying machines capable of incredible aerial manoeuvres. When in the hands of skilled pilot, performing tricky missions and manoeuvres for the likes of the air ambulance service, mountain rescue and the police are par for the course.

Experience hovering on your helicopter lesson

All very clever stuff, but for us, the highlight has to be learning the art of hovering! These craft are amazingly flexible; as nimble going backwards and sideways as they are going forward. Trying to get your head round the controls to pull of these sort of moves is a whole different ball game though. Similarly, flying on the same spot and maintaining the same altitude is as breathtaking to watch from the ground as it is to experience from the co-pilot seat. The sensations you experience are totally unique and totally different to planes and we think you'll love it. A lot.

Of course, all schools we use for these helicopter lessons are fully CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) registered and all the pilots have many hours' in the cockpit under their belts (or should that be blades?). Locations across the UK vary from small, private helipads and club-owned aerodromes, to international airports, but on all activities offered you can be assured of expert hands-on tuition from patient instructor pilots. 

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