Take Flight: Helicopter Lesson for Two in a Robinson R44 with Elstree Helicopters

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Take Flight: Helicopter Lesson for Two in a Robinson R44 with Elstree Helicopters

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

£329
  • Upgrade to a 120-minute lesson, including DVD footage from the flight to take away +
    £270

“Flying the R44 just makes you smile” Capt. Paul White

Why we love it

Take flight with the UK’s best known helicopter flight school, Elstree Helicopters. With over 20 years' experience, instructors at Elstree work closely with each student. Take the controls of a Robinson R44 and experience the thrill of flying!

What's Included?

  • 60 minute helicopter lesson for two, split between the classroom and in flight in the Robinson R44 4-seater helicopter
  • Enjoy a pre-flight briefing with the chief flying instructor and learn the principles of flight, including start-up and shut down procedures
  • Take the controls and fly for approximately 10 minutes each
  • Complimentary tour of the facilities with a senior flight instructor

Exclusive to TRULY

  • Take home a certificate of achievement

Description

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Hertfordshire countryside, and moments away from the iconic London skyline, Elstree Helicopters offers the perfect setting to take to the skies. This is the ideal experience for a budding pilot, or thrill seeker!

According to Captain Paul White, “Flying the R44 just makes you smile” and it is an obvious choice to learn to master your skills in the sky. Based on its little brother, the R22, the R44 is a four-seater, single-engine training helicopter, and is an absolute joy to fly. With space for 4 this helicopter is smooth and fast, and has consequently become the world’s most popular helicopter.

Find out what makes the Robinson R44 the first choice for pilots around the world with a 60 minute lesson. Tuition will be divided equally between the aircraft and the classroom. Your time will begin with a pre-flight safety briefing with an experienced helicopter pilot. Learn about the principles of flight, as well as how the helicopter is controlled, before hitting the tarmac.

A member of staff will escort you to the aircraft for a photo opportunity, where you will meet your instructor and board the helicopter. After the final checks, take off and experience the thrill. On clear days you will be spoilt with a beautiful view of the London skyline. After familiarizing yourself with the sensation of the flight, your instructor will hand over the controls. Enjoy real freedom as you fly the helicopter yourself. The lesson concludes with a hover challenge where guests will try to maintain the R44 in a well-controlled hover for as long as possible.

Once landed you will be escorted back to the Flying School where you can look forward to a complimentary tour of the flying school facilities and receive a certificate of achievement to take home. Take advantage of the in-flight camera and purchase a DVD of your time in the helicopter – a great keepsake you can share with your friends and family.

Description

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Hertfordshire countryside, and moments away from the iconic London skyline, Elstree Helicopters offers the perfect setting to take to the skies. This is the ideal experience for a budding pilot, or thrill seeker!

According to Captain Paul White, “Flying the R44 just makes you smile” and it is an obvious choice to learn to master your skills in the sky. Based on its little brother, the R22, the R44 is a four-seater, single-engine training helicopter, and is an absolute joy to fly. With space for 4 this helicopter is smooth and fast, and has consequently become the world’s most popular helicopter.

Find out what makes the Robinson R44 the first choice for pilots around the world with a 60 minute lesson. Tuition will be divided equally between the aircraft and the classroom. Your time will begin with a pre-flight safety briefing with an experienced helicopter pilot. Learn about the principles of flight, as well as how the helicopter is controlled, before hitting the tarmac.

A member of staff will escort you to the aircraft for a photo opportunity, where you will meet your instructor and board the helicopter. After the final checks, take off and experience the thrill. On clear days you will be spoilt with a beautiful view of the London skyline. After familiarizing yourself with the sensation of the flight, your instructor will hand over the controls. Enjoy real freedom as you fly the helicopter yourself. The lesson concludes with a hover challenge where guests will try to maintain the R44 in a well-controlled hover for as long as possible.

Once landed you will be escorted back to the Flying School where you can look forward to a complimentary tour of the flying school facilities and receive a certificate of achievement to take home. Take advantage of the in-flight camera and purchase a DVD of your time in the helicopter – a great keepsake you can share with your friends and family.

We Also Recommend

  • Indulge with dinner at Sopwell House, an award winning AA Rosette restaurant housed in a magnificent Georgian house
  • Visit De Havilland Aircraft Museum to learn more about the world of aviation
  • Reflect on this once in a lifetime experience with a coffee at the Aerodromes café

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

This experience is available Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.

On Saturdays, only one guest will be able to fly the helicopter due to flight time restrictions. If both guests wish to fly the helicopter, please book Monday to Friday.

Note that at least seven days’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

Ensure each guest brings two forms of ID with you, one which is photo ID and the other showing your current address. Without both of these, you will not be able to fly.

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

Owing to the fact that all flights and schedules are highly regulated we regret that we are unable to fly guests that arrive any later than 30 minutes past their scheduled arrival time.

Dress code is casual.

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 20 stone (127kg).

Maximum pilot height is 7' or 213cm.

Minimum pilot age is 10 years (adult supervision required for under 16s on airfield premises).

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

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Indulge with dinner at Sopwell House, an award winning AA Rosette restaurant housed in a magnificent Georgian house
  • Visit De Havilland Aircraft Museum to learn more about the world of aviation
  • Reflect on this once in a lifetime experience with a coffee at the Aerodromes café

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

This experience is available Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.

On Saturdays, only one guest will be able to fly the helicopter due to flight time restrictions. If both guests wish to fly the helicopter, please book Monday to Friday.

Note that at least seven days’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

Ensure each guest brings two forms of ID with you, one which is photo ID and the other showing your current address. Without both of these, you will not be able to fly.

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

Owing to the fact that all flights and schedules are highly regulated we regret that we are unable to fly guests that arrive any later than 30 minutes past their scheduled arrival time.

Dress code is casual.

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 20 stone (127kg).

Maximum pilot height is 7' or 213cm.

Minimum pilot age is 10 years (adult supervision required for under 16s on airfield premises).

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

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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.

Location

Elstree Aerodrome, Hogg Lane, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 3AR

Elstree Helicopters Elstree Aerodrome, Hogg Lane, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 3AR

Driving is recommended, or, TRULY can organise return taxi transfer from nearby train stations if desired. The closest stations to Elstree Aerodrome are:

Stanmore (Jubilee Line), approximately a 10 minute car journey

Elstree & Borehamwood (National Rail), approximately a 5 minute car journey

Take Flight: Helicopter Lesson for Two in a Robinson R44 with Elstree Helicopters

  • Upgrade to a 120-minute lesson, including DVD footage from the flight to take away +
    £270

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    It was a fantastic experience

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