Flying Experience – Hands on

Flying Experience – Hands on
Highlights
  • A fantastic and original gift
  • Enjoy the unique experience of helicopter flight
  • Individual sightseeing from the air
  • One-to-one tuition
  • A chance to take the controls
  • A perfect taster for further training

Take to the Skies for a Present to Remember!

Flight Gift Vouchers

A flight in a helicopter makes a truly memorable gift for your friend or loved one. Or perhaps it’s something you’ve always wanted to try for yourself! Our Flight Gift Vouchers are the perfect introduction to the unique sensation of helicopter flight and make a great present. They’re available for our Air Experience Flights and Trial Lessons. Simply choose the type of flight you want and we’ll give you a personalised voucher to present to your lucky recipient. The flight can then be arranged at any time to suit you.

At the end of the flight each student is presented with a Certificate of Flight signed by their instructor – a lasting memento of a unique experience. A flight in a helicopter isn’t just something for the more intrepid. Whether you’re looking for a flight that offers “hands on” experience of the controls, or one that simply offers the passenger the chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view, we’ve got the solution. Whichever option you choose, our friendly team will ensure that the lucky recipient enjoys a truly personal and memorable experience that they’ll treasure for many years to come.

About the Flight

Flying in a Robinson R22 or Robinson R44 helicopter, you’ll be in the care of one of our experienced flying instructors, who are very friendly and will talk you through their manoeuvres so that you get a real feel for what’s involved.

Once you’re airborne and away from the airfield, your instructor will invite you to have hands-on control of the helicopter (but relax – you don’t have to! And if at any time you want your instructor to take back control you only have to say the word). Before you know it, you’ll be flying the helicopter – a truly exhilarating experience!

On returning to the airfield the fun really begins when you tackle the hover – the most important manoeuvre undertaken in helicopter flight and the most difficult to master. Prepare to impress your friends and relatives watching you from the ground! If you’d rather leave all the flying to your pilot, you only have to say and your flight will be undertaken as a sightseeing trip. In this case, simply sit back and enjoy a wonderful bird’s eye view of the local area as your instructor talks you through the flight.

Flight Options

Air Experience Flight

A thirty-minute air experience flight is an ideal gift for those completely new to helicopter flying. This option includes:

  • Personalised Flight Gift Voucher
  • 30 minutes in the air in a Robinson R22 or Robinson R44 helicopter
  • The opportunity to take the controls if you wish
  • A sightseeing tour of the area if you prefer
  • Signed Flight Certificate

Trial Lessons

Our trial lessons give you an opportunity to experience the unique flexibility of helicopter flying.

To Cloud 9 and Back

This lesson provides a perfect taster to the world of helicopters and includes:

  • Personalised Flight Gift Voucher
  • One-to-one hands-on tuition from one of our pilot instructors
  • Individual pre-flight briefing
  • 30 minutes flying time in a Robinson R22 or Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Signed Flight Certificate

Happy Hour

A full hour of flying will enable you to gain more experience of the helicopter’s capabilities. The lesson includes:

  • Personalised Flight Gift Voucher
  • One-to-one tuition from one of our pilot instructors
  • Individual pre-flight briefing
  • 60 minutes flying time in a Robinson R22 or Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Signed Flight Certificate

Discovery Day

If you’re interested in training for a Private Helicopter Pilot’s Licence (PPL(H)), you’ll find our Discovery Day will give you an excellent insight into what’s involved in acquiring your licence. You’ll have your own dedicated instructor for the whole day, providing you with a truly personal one-to-one flight training experience. An invaluable mix of pre-flight briefings and two and a half hours flying practice will provide a window to different areas of the syllabus.

Whether or not you go on from this experience to undertake the full course, one thing we do promise is that you’ll have a great day out! If you do continue with further training the hours that you accumulate on the Discovery Day will count towards the hours required for your PPL(H).

Weight and Weather Considerations

Please note that we are unable to fly passengers who weigh over 17 stone (108kgs) in our Robinson R22 helicopter. In this case, flights will be undertaken in our Robinson R44 helicopter.

If the weather conditions are unsuitable for flying we’ll arrange a new time and date convenient to you for your flight. If you’re not sure if the weather is suitable on the day of your flight, please call us to check before setting off for the airfield.

Prices

Prices for our Flight Gift Vouchers in the Robinson R22 are:

Air Experience Flight or To Cloud 9 and Back £148.00
Happy Hour £296.00
Discovery Day £690.00

Jet Ranger Discovery Day £1650.00

All Prices Include VAT
To make your gift extra-special, all of our Trial Lesson Flights are available in special presentation Gift Boxes. Each Gift Box is individually wrapped and includes:

  • Personalised Flight Gift Voucher
  • A copy of ‘The Introductory Helicopter Flying Lesson’ book
  • An 8 inch tall ‘Rise Helicopter’ Pilot Bear

For a Gift Box add £25.50 to the cost of your chosen Flight Gift Voucher.

Buying Your Flight Gift Voucher

To buy your voucher, simply call us on 01452 857083, or email at fly@risehelicopters.co.uk with details of the voucher recipient and your requirements.

If you need any more information before you purchase your voucher, we’ll be delighted to help you make the right choice so please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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