Follow The Sun: 30-Minute Lesson In A Robinson R44 For One With Phoenix Helicopters

  • Upgrade to 60 minutes flight lesson +
    £235

Follow The Sun: 30-Minute Lesson In A Robinson R44 For One With Phoenix Helicopters

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£350
  • Upgrade to 60 minutes flight lesson +
    £235
Valid for 1 years

“It's exciting, scary and so very memorable. The best helicopter experience I've had!” Evening Standard

Why we love it

The big difference between planes and helicopters is how they create lift, which is what makes learning to fly a helicopter so interesting. Whereas planes need thrust, force and drag in order to take off and fly, a helicopter uses a rotor to generate vertical thrust to get off the ground. Learning to fly one of these glorious machines could be the highlight of your life!

What's Included?

  • Discover what it’s like to fly a Robinson R44 helicopter with a hands-on 30-minute lesson for one with Phoenix Helicopters in either Surrey or Hampshire
  • Get to grips with all aspects of helicopter flight, including how to operate the controls and what happens at take-off and landing with a 20 to 30-minute briefing
  • Take the controls and fly the helicopter yourself during your 30-minute flight
  • Log your 30-minutes flying time in your log book with your instructor if you are training, or plan to train, towards your PPL(H)
  • Receive a certificate of achievement at the end of your flight

Description

Learning to fly one of these helicopters is both exciting and fun, as R44 helicopters are notoriously high performing, reliable and easy to maintain. They have a two-bladed rotor system and hydraulic controls which eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. This means you’re guaranteed a smooth ride!

The R44 trial lesson is a great way to get an idea of what it’s like to take control of a helicopter in flight. Starting you off on your pilot journey, you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing, including safety checks, ground and airborne emergency drills.

Operation of the helicopter happens through multiple controls which you will be shown how to manoeuvre and operate, as this is something you will get to do during your 30-minute flying lesson.

The lesson typically starts with upper air handling, before focusing on low level exercises such as the hover. Students are given each control individually before combining multiple controls.

Once back on the ground, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and post-flight debrief followed by the chance to ask any further questions about your experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to log your 30-minutes flying time in your log book with your instructor if you are training, or plan to train, towards your PPL(H).

Description

Learning to fly one of these helicopters is both exciting and fun, as R44 helicopters are notoriously high performing, reliable and easy to maintain. They have a two-bladed rotor system and hydraulic controls which eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. This means you’re guaranteed a smooth ride!

The R44 trial lesson is a great way to get an idea of what it’s like to take control of a helicopter in flight. Starting you off on your pilot journey, you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing, including safety checks, ground and airborne emergency drills.

Operation of the helicopter happens through multiple controls which you will be shown how to manoeuvre and operate, as this is something you will get to do during your 30-minute flying lesson.

The lesson typically starts with upper air handling, before focusing on low level exercises such as the hover. Students are given each control individually before combining multiple controls.

Once back on the ground, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and post-flight debrief followed by the chance to ask any further questions about your experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to log your 30-minutes flying time in your log book with your instructor if you are training, or plan to train, towards your PPL(H).

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • 7 days a week subject to pilot and aircraft availability.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Family and friends are welcome to come along and watch you take your lesson.

For safety reasons, guests must be able to speak and understand English.

Height, age and weight restrictions apply; guests are expected to be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the helicopter. You should not take part if you suffer from epilepsy, vertigo or if you are pregnant.

Maximum weight limit per person is 18 Stone or 114 kg.

Maximum pilot height is 6ft 3in , or 190cm.

Minimum pilot age is 14 years (any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, including on board the helicopter).

Experiences last up to 4 hours (2 hours briefing, 2 hours flying). Flight time is 2 hours which will be split into two, 1 hour lessons on the same day or on separate days - flight time is regarded as from rotor start to rotor stop.

Customers can pay for any additional products or services desired on the day.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • 7 days a week subject to pilot and aircraft availability.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Family and friends are welcome to come along and watch you take your lesson.

For safety reasons, guests must be able to speak and understand English.

Height, age and weight restrictions apply; guests are expected to be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the helicopter. You should not take part if you suffer from epilepsy, vertigo or if you are pregnant.

Maximum weight limit per person is 18 Stone or 114 kg.

Maximum pilot height is 6ft 3in , or 190cm.

Minimum pilot age is 14 years (any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, including on board the helicopter).

Experiences last up to 4 hours (2 hours briefing, 2 hours flying). Flight time is 2 hours which will be split into two, 1 hour lessons on the same day or on separate days - flight time is regarded as from rotor start to rotor stop.

Customers can pay for any additional products or services desired on the day.

What's Included?

  • Discover what it’s like to fly a Robinson R44 helicopter with a hands-on 30-minute lesson for one with Phoenix Helicopters in either Surrey or Hampshire
  • Get to grips with all aspects of helicopter flight, including how to operate the controls and what happens at take-off and landing with a 20 to 30-minute briefing
  • Take the controls and fly the helicopter yourself during your 30-minute flight
  • Log your 30-minutes flying time in your log book with your instructor if you are training, or plan to train, towards your PPL(H)
  • Receive a certificate of achievement at the end of your flight

Why we love it

The big difference between planes and helicopters is how they create lift, which is what makes learning to fly a helicopter so interesting. Whereas planes need thrust, force and drag in order to take off and fly, a helicopter uses a rotor to generate vertical thrust to get off the ground. Learning to fly one of these glorious machines could be the highlight of your life! Read full description

Description

Learning to fly one of these helicopters is both exciting and fun, as R44 helicopters are notoriously high performing, reliable and easy to maintain. They have a two-bladed rotor system and hydraulic controls which eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. This means you’re guaranteed a smooth ride!

The R44 trial lesson is a great way to get an idea of what it’s like to take control of a helicopter in flight. Starting you off on your pilot journey, you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing, including safety checks, ground and airborne emergency drills.

Operation of the helicopter happens through multiple controls which you will be shown how to manoeuvre and operate, as this is something you will get to do during your 30-minute flying lesson.

The lesson typically starts with upper air handling, before focusing on low level exercises such as the hover. Students are given each control individually before combining multiple controls.

Once back on the ground, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and post-flight debrief followed by the chance to ask any further questions about your experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to log your 30-minutes flying time in your log book with your instructor if you are training, or plan to train, towards your PPL(H).

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Description

Learning to fly one of these helicopters is both exciting and fun, as R44 helicopters are notoriously high performing, reliable and easy to maintain. They have a two-bladed rotor system and hydraulic controls which eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. This means you’re guaranteed a smooth ride!

The R44 trial lesson is a great way to get an idea of what it’s like to take control of a helicopter in flight. Starting you off on your pilot journey, you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing, including safety checks, ground and airborne emergency drills.

Operation of the helicopter happens through multiple controls which you will be shown how to manoeuvre and operate, as this is something you will get to do during your 30-minute flying lesson.

The lesson typically starts with upper air handling, before focusing on low level exercises such as the hover. Students are given each control individually before combining multiple controls.

Once back on the ground, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and post-flight debrief followed by the chance to ask any further questions about your experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to log your 30-minutes flying time in your log book with your instructor if you are training, or plan to train, towards your PPL(H).

Opening Times

Bookings can be arranged 7 days a week subject to pilot and aircraft availability.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • 7 days a week subject to pilot and aircraft availability.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Family and friends are welcome to come along and watch you take your lesson.

For safety reasons, guests must be able to speak and understand English.

Height, age and weight restrictions apply; guests are expected to be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the helicopter. You should not take part if you suffer from epilepsy, vertigo or if you are pregnant.

Maximum weight limit per person is 18 Stone or 114 kg.

Maximum pilot height is 6ft 3in , or 190cm.

Minimum pilot age is 14 years (any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, including on board the helicopter).

Experiences last up to 4 hours (2 hours briefing, 2 hours flying). Flight time is 2 hours which will be split into two, 1 hour lessons on the same day or on separate days - flight time is regarded as from rotor start to rotor stop.

Customers can pay for any additional products or services desired on the day.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Follow The Sun: 30-Minute Lesson In A Robinson R44 For One With Phoenix Helicopters

  • Upgrade to 60 minutes flight lesson +
    £235