Learn to fly a R44 helicopter for one hour in Gloucestershire
- Cirencester (Gloucestershire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Flying a helicopter is one of the most exhilarating, unique and
liberating activities there are - and this R44 Helicopter Trial
Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire is the perfect way to try it out
for the first time, and makes the perfect experience gift for a
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from expert flight instructors at a top flying centre in Gloucestershire, and under such superb tuition you will be surprised at how quickly you can pick up the different flying techniques. Your experience will kick off with a pre-flight safety briefing before you board the R44 along with your instructor and guests, and get familiar with the controls - the most important ones are the cyclic (for turning and accelerating), the collective (for ascending and descending) and the pedals (for balance and direction). The instructor will perform the heart-pounding vertical take-off, so get ready for a serious buzz; the feeling of gently rising into the air in this awesome vehicle is like nothing you have experienced before, and you will soon be totally hooked! Once you're high enough in the sky you will be passed the controls yourself and can enjoy soaring through the sky as free as a bird - just don't forget to take bring a camera for the magnificent views!
So whether you are serious about flying and want to obtain your pilot's licence, are looking for a unique experience gift for a friend, or are just looking for a thrilling activity to share with friends, nothing about this brilliant experience will disappoint!!
The R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire is available throughout the year.
The minimum age for this experience is 16.
The maximum weight for this experience is 114kg/18st.
Experience Duration: 01:00
Time at Venue: 02:00
The R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire will last for 60 minutes flying time, but the overall experience may last for up to two hours due to the pre-flight briefing, de-briefing and photographic opportunities.
Participants: The One Hour R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 3
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The R44 is a four-seater helicopter which means there is room for you to bring along two guests to enjoy the flight with you! Family and friends are welcome to wait for you at the centre whilst you enjoy your R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson too.
You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for your R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire. Everything else will be provided by the centre. On sunny days it's also advisable to bring a peaked baseball cap to avoid sun glare and get the best views when flying the helicopter - and don't forget to bring your camera!
The R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire is weather dependent. In the event of poor weather, flights may be rescheduled.
We have always had a close relationship with Heli Adventures, and this week we had the privilege of interviewing Gemma Heynes on all things airborne. For a first-hand insight into the world of helicopter flying, read on…
Q1. Hi Gemma! So to kick things off, how was HeliAdventures founded?
HeliAdventures provides helicopter tours from a plethora of locations and is part of a long established Helicopter Company based at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire. Further services from this multifaceted company include helicopter charters and professional helicopter training.
HeliAdventures was started out of the passion of two pilots who wanted to be able to share their passion and make available to others the experience of helicopter flights. The cost of helicopters make it prohibitively expensive to many, but by setting up HeliAdventures and selling sightseeing tours by the seat we hoped to open up the opportunity to many others to enjoy.
Q2. How do you think HeliAdventures stands out from other helicopter companies?
Not only do we operate all our own events, we always use our own pilots, our own helicopters and operate under our own Air Operators Certificate (AOC), allowing us to provide seamless customer service throughout the booking process and the experience itself. Unlike a majority of UK sightseeing flight operators, we use immaculately presented Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft which provides great visibility for all passengers in a much more modern and spacious cabin compared with the Jet Ranger used by most others. Our pilots are very familiar with the specific areas within which our range of helicopter flights and tours are conducted, and they have worked to put together routes that will give you the very best in excitement and spectacle.
Q3. What is your favourite part of running HeliAdventures?
Seeing the joy on customers faces after their flight when, in many cases, they have just realised a life long dream.
Q4. Tell us more about your story and HeliAdventures’ success..
HeliAdventures has grown over the years to become one of the largest UK pleasure flight operators to cover multiple locations throughout the South West and Midlands. Keep an eye out …more of the UK to be added soon! As well as this our training division has been able to satisfy the dreams of many people of becoming a pilot whose initial introduction to helicopters was a pleasure flight with HeliAdventures.
We flew 450 sightseeing tour in 2015, which equates to more than 2,000 passengers and of those 2,000 passengers over 90% rate us 4-5 out of 5 and say they would recommend us to others. We are aiming for 100% in 2016!
Q5. If you could tell every customer one thing, what would you share with them?
“ YOLO ” …. so make the most of it. Come and have fun with us!
Q6. Is there anything else you’d like to add/ mention?
If there is anything you want to know about helicopters do ask – we love talking helicopters!
Huge thanks to Gemma for chatting with us, we hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight into Heli and it’s team! Helicopter rides are great ways to see the ground beneath you from great heights, and there are plenty of locations across the country so everyone can have the perfect experience. Enjoy!