If you really want to know if Helicopter flying is for you, or you want another taste after a Trial Lesson, then why not try our Introductory Flying Day?
This includes two lessons taken at leisure during either a morning or an afternoon. Each lesson comprises a flight briefing in one of our briefing rooms, followed by about 60 minutes in your chosen helicopter.
The lessons are usually conducted in the popular Robinson R22 Dual Control 2 seater Helicopter, or alternatively in the Robinson R44 Dual Control 4 seater Helicopter if you would like to take someone else along with you.
On arrival at the Flight School, you will be welcomed and introduced to your instructor, an experienced individual who has been chosen in particular because of their excellent customer care approach.
During your pre-flight briefings, carried out on a one-to-one basis, your instructor will describe how a helicopter flies, and explain the main functions of the flying controls.
During your flights, your instructor will teach you to fly the basic manoeuvres including level flight, climbs, descents, and turns, and of course introduce you to the most stimulating and rewarding part of flying a helicopter – the hover.
After each flight, you will receive a de-brief, allowing you the opportunity to ask any pertinent questions, and perhaps resolve any mysteries that may have occurred to you whilst flying. There’s a lot to take in!
Your instructor is on hand of course to analyse your capabilities, and discuss with you the next step should you wish to continue your flying. You will also receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement during the day.
You will also have the opportunity of meeting and talking to other staff members and other students, people who started flying in just the same way as you.
The Introductory Day is an excellent way for you to thoroughly check out your ability to fly a helicopter – and good fun at the same time!