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Helicopter Rides & Lessons in the UK with Into The Blue

Here's a range of helicopter lessons that will set anyone's heart pounding as the rotor blades begin to spin! ...

Here's a range of helicopter lessons that will set anyone's heart pounding as the rotor blades begin to spin! Prepare to ride high in a two or four seater helicopter, with the likes of Robinson and Hughes helicopters often being used for these training lessons at various venues around the UK. These are two of the most popular makes of choppers on the market today, known for being stable in flight, reliable and easy to fly.

Just minutes after your impressive vertical take off, you'll be hovering high in the sky in your heli and your pilot will ensure you spend as much time flying with your hands on the chopper's joystick as possible. By the end of your rotary ride you can say you've flown and hovered your ‘copter like a pro pilot! Read more...

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Helicopter Lessons London

Elstree Aerodrome

Special Offer Was £178 NOW £79

    • Heli trial lessons in two seater Robinson R22s
    • Learn basic controls as you pilot your chopper
    • Take off from Elstree helipad near London
    • Onboard camera footage available (payable locally)
Helicopter Rides

Nationwide

From £195.00

    • 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
Helicopter Flights

Nationwide Locations

From £345.00

    • 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
Helicopter Lessons for Two

Elstree Aerodrome

Save 50% Was £198 NOW £99

    • Two x 6mins helicopter flights to share between 2
    • Lessons are in a 4 seater R44 helicopter
    • Flights take place at Elstree Aerodrome
    • When not 'piloting' you'll be a rear sear passenger
Helicopters Silverstone

Silverstone Heliport, Northamptonshire

Save 35% Was £199 NOW £139

    • Hands on flying lesson
    • Views of Silverstone from the air
    • Addtional two observation flights
    • 20 minutes in the air
Helicopter Lessons Sheffield

Doncaster Sheffield Airport, South Yorkshire

From £139.00

    • 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?
Helicopters Kent

Manston Airport in East Kent

From £139.00

    • 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
Helicopter Sessions Newcastle

Newcastle Intl Airport

From £229.00

    • 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
Fly a Helicopter Experience

Locations Nationwide

Save £30 Was £199 NOW £169

    • 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

Blackbushe Airport, Surrey

From £150.00

    • Lessons from Blackbushe Airfield nr Camberley
    • Fly in unrestricted & controlled airspace
    • Both two and four seater helicopters operate
    • Helicopter flights offered all year round
Helicopter Lessons Bedfordshire

Cranfield, Bedfordshire

From £199.00

    • 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 Lessons Cornwall

Bodmin, Cornwall

From £295.00

    • 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
Helicopter Lessons Devon

Dunkeswell Aerodrome, Honiton

From £215.00

    • 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
Helicopter Lessons Herefordshire

Shobden Aerodrome, Leominster

From £159.00

    • 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
Helicopter Pilot Day

Locations Nationwide

Save £130 Was £279 NOW £149

    • 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
Helicopters Aberdeen

Culter Helipad, Aberdeen

From £119.00

    • 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
Helicopter Lessons Lancashire

Blackpool International Airport

From £135.00

    • 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 Bournemouth

Bournemouth Airport

From £235.00

    • 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
Helicopter Taster Buckinghamshire

High Wycombe, Bucks

From £159.00

    • 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 Thrill Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton

From £199.00

    • 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 Goodwood

Goodwood Aerodrome

From £225.00

    • 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
Helicopter Lessons in Leicestershire

Leicester Airport

From £129.00

    • 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

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

From £209.00

    • Helis at Liverpool John Lennon Airport
    • Helicopter flight school established in 1986
    • All lessons count towards your licence
    • Try sideways, hovering & spot turn manoeuvres
Helicopters Loughborough

Loughborough, Leics

From £159.00

    • 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
Helicopters Nottingham

Nottingham Heliport

From £189.00

    • 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
Helicopter Experience Sussex

Shoreham, West Sussex

From £150.00

    • 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
Helicopters Swansea

Swansea Airport

From £135.00

    • 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
Helicopter Experience Wales

Mid Wales Airport, Powys

From £165.00

    • 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
Hiller Helicopter Lessons

Sherburn Airfield, North Yorkshire

From £149.00

    • 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
Jet Ranger Helicopter Lesson

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Was £425.00 NOW £399.00

    • 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
Lessons in Lincolnshire

Humberside, North Lincolnshire

From £195.00

    • 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
Tactical Flying Lesson Offer

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer Was £199 NOW £115

    • 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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