Discover what it takes to be a helicopter pilot with the fantastic Helicopter Pilot Experience with Lunch. You will spend half a day with qualified pilots, who will show you around the hangars and give a presentation on helicopter career options in case you want to follow the dream after you've tried it. After a full introduction to the controls and a safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter with a Licensed Helicopter Instructor for a 15 to 20 minute one-to-one lesson where you will take the controls. You will enjoy taking on the challenge of hovering with full tuition and experience for yourself what it is like to be in control of an aircraft. You will also enjoy a buffet-style lunch during this experience that will see you well on your way to becoming a real helicopter pilot.
Need to Know
On arrival at your chosen location you will be greeted and provided with refreshments and a full introduction to your experience by a CAA Licensed Helicopter Instructor. Then, before you get to your flying lesson, you will be presented with helicopter pilot career paths, so you can see the options available. Once in the helicopter you will enjoy a one-to-one flying lesson with a qualified pilot. Afterward you have taken on the skies you will enjoy a light lunch in the form of a buffet style lunch or a '5 voucher to spend in the airfield cafe or restaurant and a guided tour of the hangars, a discussion around the aircraft on site or an apron tour (depending on the location). You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn all about commercial piloting and helicopter types.