I began my venture to becoming a Commercial Helicopter pilot with a trial lesson with Rise Helicopters. It was a great experience, and with a great instructor it sealed that this is what I wanted to do. I then went on to carry out my PPL with rise spending many hours of lessons, planning and flying. The building is ideal, with a large pilots area for planning and drinking coffee, along with a family area with large sofas, TV for relaxing and an outside viewing area so family and friends can see you arrive and depart! Rise has a friendly yet professional atmosphere and a great maintenance team that are willing to answer any questions; that as a new pilot there are many to ask. There are plenty of well maintained aircraft that are readily available at fairly short notice which was a huge advantage, and also a fuel bowser on site.
My PPL ground school and flying was a pleasure to do with Rise and at a very competitive price. The instruction was great and I felt as such a long time is spent in close confines with the instructor, having a good instructor with good personable skills is key.
All in all, a really enjoyable experience and highly recommended.