Into the Blue: Helicopter Lesson for One in a Cabri G2 40 at Elstree Helicopters

  • Upgrade to a 60 minute lesson +
    £49

Into the Blue: Helicopter Lesson for One in a Cabri G2 40 at Elstree Helicopters

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

£250
  • Upgrade to a 60 minute lesson +
    £49

“Take to the skies …and get a bird's eye view of London from the air” London Town

Why we love it

Elstree Helicopters is the UK’s best known helicopter flight school, with over 20 years' experience in teaching people to fly. Instructors at Elstree work closely with each student, ensuring that training programmes are tailored to each individual pilot. Guests are invited to take the controls of a brand new Cabri G2 40, and experience the exhilaration of helicopter flight.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a 40-minute lesson; split equally between the classroom and in flight in a brand new Cabri G2 2-seater helicopter
  • Pre-flight briefing with the chief flying instructor, including start-up and shut down procedures
  • Take the controls and fly for approximately 15 minutes
  • Commemorate your experience by taking home a certificate of achievement

Exclusive to TRULY

  • Enjoy a complimentary tour of the facilities with a senior flight instructor

Description

In the tranquil setting of Hertfordshire countryside, moments away from the iconic London skyline, Elstree Helicopters offers an ideal training location. The company's fleet of helicopters are available for budding pilots. If you want to see London from 1,000 feet up, take the controls and fly, this is the adventure for you.

The Cabri G2 lesson gives you a real taste of what it's like to be a helicopter pilot, and tuition is divided between the aircraft and the classroom. This experience begins with a pre-flight safety briefing with the chief flying instructor, learning about the principles of flight and how the helicopter is controlled, and includes start up and shut down procedures.

A member of ground staff will escort you to the Cabri G2 for a photo opportunity, where you will meet your instructor and take your seat in the helicopter. After the final checks, you will experience the thrilling feeling of a vertical take-off and the sense of freedom as you see the expanding landscape with a 360˚ viewpoint. Assist your instructor in spotting other aircrafts during flight, just like a real co-pilot. Your instructor will decide when you are ready to take the controls, and fly the craft! The lesson ends with a hover challenge where guests will try to maintain the Cabri G2 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 tour of the facilities with a senior flight instructor. You will be congratulated with a certificate of achievement, a great keepsake to share the experience with family and friends. Optionally, if you wish to extend your time in the aircraft, you can upgrade your experience for a supplement.

Description

In the tranquil setting of Hertfordshire countryside, moments away from the iconic London skyline, Elstree Helicopters offers an ideal training location. The company's fleet of helicopters are available for budding pilots. If you want to see London from 1,000 feet up, take the controls and fly, this is the adventure for you.

The Cabri G2 lesson gives you a real taste of what it's like to be a helicopter pilot, and tuition is divided between the aircraft and the classroom. This experience begins with a pre-flight safety briefing with the chief flying instructor, learning about the principles of flight and how the helicopter is controlled, and includes start up and shut down procedures.

A member of ground staff will escort you to the Cabri G2 for a photo opportunity, where you will meet your instructor and take your seat in the helicopter. After the final checks, you will experience the thrilling feeling of a vertical take-off and the sense of freedom as you see the expanding landscape with a 360˚ viewpoint. Assist your instructor in spotting other aircrafts during flight, just like a real co-pilot. Your instructor will decide when you are ready to take the controls, and fly the craft! The lesson ends with a hover challenge where guests will try to maintain the Cabri G2 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 tour of the facilities with a senior flight instructor. You will be congratulated with a certificate of achievement, a great keepsake to share the experience with family and friends. Optionally, if you wish to extend your time in the aircraft, you can upgrade your experience for a supplement.

We Also Recommend

  • Visit De Havilland Aircraft Museum to learn more about the history of aviation
  • Enjoy a pub lunch at the Tilbury
  • Catch a show at the nearby Watford Palace Theatre

Additional Information

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

Elstree Helicopters are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. The last flight time is available at 3pm.

Please note, this experience is not available on weekends.

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

Ensure you bring 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 19 stone (108kg).

Maximum pilot height is 6′ 6″ or 198cm.

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

  • Visit De Havilland Aircraft Museum to learn more about the history of aviation
  • Enjoy a pub lunch at the Tilbury
  • Catch a show at the nearby Watford Palace Theatre

Additional Information

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

Elstree Helicopters are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. The last flight time is available at 3pm.

Please note, this experience is not available on weekends.

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

Ensure you bring 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 19 stone (108kg).

Maximum pilot height is 6′ 6″ or 198cm.

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

Into the Blue: Helicopter Lesson for One in a Cabri G2 40 at Elstree Helicopters

  • Upgrade to a 60 minute lesson +
    £49

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