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30 Minute Helicopter Lessons

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    • 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
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30 Minute Flight plus Briefing - Nationwide Venues £195.00
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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Take your pick from a whole host of locations for these brilliant 30 minute helicopter rides! One of our most flexible vouchers, it's up to you where you decide to head to for your first foray into the wonderful world of rotary flight.

The airfields may vary, but each experience starts in the same way - with a pre-flight safety briefing. Listen carefully, as you may well hear your pilot instructor say the words "And this is the T-bar shaped stick that controls which way the chopper goes" - pretty essential stuff when it comes to riding in a helicopter!

Once you are comfortably strapped in, the instructor will perform the last run of checks. As the rotor blades start spinning, you will be struck how noisy it seems. If you've never been in a heli before, your first take off is sure to be an eye opener as you slowly rise up vertically for a few metres, then as you feel the chopper lean forward, you accelerate off into forward flight.

After gaining cruising height and speed, your pilot will introduce you to each of the three basic helicopter controls (including that all important cyclic we mentioned earlier!) demonstrating their use and effect and letting you try them for yourself.  Indeed, your time in the helicopter isn't just for enjoying the ride, you will actual be at the controls too.

You will learn about pitching the nose of the helicopter up or down, or rolling from left or right. You'll grip what is known as the collective, which you move up and down to make the helicopter do likewise and your feet will be on the rudder pedals controlling the direction in which the helicopter is pointing - there's a lot to think about when it comes to handling a helicopter!

If there's one thing you'll be certain of after your ride, it'll be that helicopters are not easy to handle, but great fun to try, especially with the reassuring presence of an experienced, qualified instructor next to you. Of course, they all have full dual controls to use when necessary and with patient instruction, most people are soon able to achieve a degree of control within the period of a 30 minute ride.

If you'd like a more in-depth lesson than offered on these helicopter rides, then try our 60 Minute Helicopter Flights where the rides are longer and you'll be able to gain more experience, or even try a package offering five one hour 'learn to fly a helicopter' sessions aimed at preparing you for your PPL (H) licence.

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30 Minute Helicopter Lessons
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Review posted 4 months ago
An excellent experience at Central Helicopters, Nottingham Heliport October 16. Can highly recommend, and would certainly return. Can't imagine another company giving a better all-round service.
Yes, I recommend this product.

30 Minute Helicopter Lessons
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Review posted 6 months ago
very good, this was the second Intotheblue event i have taken part in. A chance to have new skills & fun at the same time
Yes, I recommend this product.

30 Minute Helicopter Lessons
5.0
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Review posted about 2 years ago
I had a superb experience, a blast from my past, when in the forces

Shoreham were very helpful in arranging my experience and were perfect hosts to my family.
Yes, I recommend this product.

30 Minute Helicopter Lessons
5.0
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Review posted about 2 years ago
It was a great experience. The instructor was excellent, informative of how the helicopter flies and explained all clearly. The fact I got to take the controls was brilliant. Would certainly recommend this experience and hoping someday to try again...special thanks to the organisation and helicopter company..
Yes, I recommend this product.

30 Minute Helicopter Lessons
5.0
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Review posted about 3 years ago
The Helicopters were fantastic and my instructor was really good and explained all the information clearly and what's more amazing is that I got to take the controls for at least 20 minutes. Would recommend this experience to everyone especially at this location.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

•Your helicopter ride will provide 30 minutes' flying time although longer helicopter lessons are available
• Your instructor will demonstrate the use of the controls and allow you to take control of the aircraft yourself
• Before your ride you will also enjoy a briefing and introduction to the principles of helicopter flight

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When is it available?

• Helicopter rides operate run all year round, subject to weather conditions

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Where can I do this experience?

• BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Marlow 
• GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Staverton
• HEREFORDSHIRE, Leominster
• KENT, Manston/Kent International
• LANCASHIRE, Blackpool 
• LEICESTERSHIRE, Leicester
• LINCOLNSHIRE, Humberside
• NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, Nottingham
• SOUTH YORKSHIRE, Doncaster
• SURREY, Camberley
• WALES, Powys
• WALES, Swansea
• WEST SUSSEX, Shoreham

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Who is it suitable for?

• To fly you will need to be over 14 years old and be between 4'6" and 6'4" tall
• Maximum weight limit 16 stone

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Most helicopter clubs provide viewing areas, refreshments and toilets however facilities vary depending on location
• Spectators are always welcome to watch from a designated area and watch take off and landing

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