Whether you are thinking of learning to fly or just looking for a unique gift for that someone special, then Heli-Jet Aviation has the perfect solution.
Take to the skies in one of our training helicopters! Enjoy the thrill of flying the helicopter around the local area and trying your hand at the ultimate challenge of hovering! Accompanied by one of our experienced flight instructors it is the perfect gift for those who want a one-off thrill, but it is also first lesson towards training to become a pilot. Prior to flight a full briefing is given in our helicopter simulator to explain the three main controls, then it’s time to get airborne where you will put into practice the theory!
Upon arrival at the heliport you will meet your experienced instructor that will guide you through your first experience behind the controls of a real helicopter. Before flight you will be receive a 10 to 15min briefing in the static simulator on the function of the controls and of course safety during your flight. After the briefing is complete its time for your flight you will be taken out to the aircraft where you will seated and buckled up in the helicopter. Your instructor will start the engine and carry out the pre-flight checks for you. Once these are complete its time for your first sensation of flight in a helicopter, sit back and relax and enjoy the view for the first few minutes while you get used to being in the helicopter. When ready you will be invited to make a start on the controls, usually one at a time until you feel comfortable enough to take full control. During the flight you will be shown climbing and descending, turns and maybe even autorotation (The helicopter’s form of gliding). You will spend between 20 and 25 minutes (for the 30 minute flight) in forward flight before returning to the helipad where you will be given the opportunity to take up the ultimate challenge, the hover!! Hovering is what makes helicopters unique and it’s a unique skill that takes a lot of coordination and practice!! How will you do?
After your flight is complete you will receive a certificate to prove you have taken up the challenge of flying a helicopter, This activity is suitable for people of ages 14 years plus. Trial lessons are run seven days a week and gift vouchers are available which are valid for 12 months.
Robinson R22 Trial Lesson
Enjoy your first flying lesson in one of our two seat Robinson R22 Helicopters, with the option of a 30 minute or 60 minute flight.
All Trial Lesson include a 10 – 15 minute preflight briefing. Includes flight in the local area and hovering exercises.
Max. weight of 17 stone
Robinson R44 Trial Lesson
Enjoy your first flying lesson in one of our four seat Robinson R44 Helicopters, with the option of a 30 minute or 60 minute flight, both include a full preflight briefing and certificate! Includes flight in the local area and hovering exercises.
10 – 15 Minute Preflight Briefing Helicopter Safety Briefing 30 minutes / 60 minutes Flight Time Hand on Flight Experience Available Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sunday
Max. weight of 21 stone
Robinson R22 Hover Challenge
Ever wondered what it would be like to hover a helicopter? Fancy a challenge? Then why not give the Hover Challenge a go in one of our Robinson R22 training helicopters.
You’ll be given an preflight brief before the 15 minute hover experience. 5 Minute Preflight Briefing Helicopter Safety Briefing 15 Minute Flight Time Hand on Flight Experience – Within the Heliport Available Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sunday
Max. weight of 17 stone