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Learn How To Be A Helicopter Pilot

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Learn How To Be A Helicopter Pilot

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The Highlights

  • Learn what it takes to be a helicopter pilot
  • 2.5 hours duration with 15 mins flying time
  • Counts towards a pilot's license
  • Hands-on flying experience
  • Take control of the helicopter
  • CAA Licensed Helicopter Instructor
  • Exchangeable Experience Gift

4 Locations To Choose From

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  • Camberley
  • Glasgow
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne

The Main Event

Have you ever dreamt of soaring through the skies as a helicopter pilot? 

Take your first step towards this exciting journey with this Insight To Becoming A Helicopter Pilot Experience.

This unique introductory package offers you an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the world of helicopter aviation.

During this 2.5-hour adventure, you'll be guided by experienced and CAA licensed helicopter instructors, individuals who have not only mastered the art of helicopter flying but have also operated a wide range of helicopters. Your journey begins with an informative introduction and safety briefing, ensuring you're well-prepared for the experience ahead.

The highlight of this experience is undoubtedly the hands-on helicopter flying lesson. You'll be seated in a 4-seater training helicopter, where the instructor will introduce you to the dynamics of helicopter flight. Then, the moment you've been waiting for arrives – you'll have the chance to take control and pilot the helicopter yourself. Feel the thrill as you command the aircraft through the skies during this 15 minute flight.

In addition to the flight experience, you'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at our hangars, where you can explore various helicopter types and gain a deeper understanding of the machinery that takes flight. To cap off the day, one of our CAA licensed helicopter instructors will present you with valuable insights into helicopter pilot career options, helping you envision the path ahead.

Upon completing the Insight To Becoming A Helicopter Pilot Experience, you'll receive a signed flight certificate, commemorating your journey into the world of helicopter aviation. 

Don't miss this opportunity to make your dreams of becoming a helicopter pilot a reality.

Important Bits

Important to Note

This experience will last approximately 2.5 hours with 15 mins of flying. 

It is a shared experience with 2 other students, each of you will have 15 mins at the controls.

What does the experience include?

  • Helicopter pilot notes
  • Introduction and Safety Briefing by a CAA Licensed Helicopter Instructor
  • Hands-on Helicopter Flying Lesson 
  • Lunch (Either buffet style or voucher for cafe/restaurant)
  • A guided tour of the hangers (where possible) and discussion about various helicopter types
  • A presentation on Helicopter Pilot Career options by a CAA licensed helicopter instructor
  • Signed Flight Certificate on completion at most locations
  • Counts towards a pilot's license


Available on various weekdays and weekends throughout the year.

This is an incredibly popular experience, so the provider advises booking around 3-6 months in advance for most locations. As we are a gift experience provider, we advise giving the voucher for the occasion ( i.e birthday/ anniversary ) and allowing the recipient to choose a location, time and date that suits them.

This is experience is weather dependant and can be cancelled at any point up to the booking time in the interests of safety - in the event of a cancellation you are able to rebook for an alternative date.


Your voucher is valid for 12 Months from the date of issue.

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.

Who Can Go

  • Minimum Age 12.
  • Maximum Weight 95 Kg
  • Maximum Height 1.98 m
  • You should be in reasonable health, if you have any disability or illness that may prevent you from taking part then you must discuss this with the centre before booking.
  • Spectators are welcome and may take photographs.

What about Insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it Works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

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