Learn to fly a R22 helicopter for 60 thrilling minutes in Lee-on-the-Solent!
- Lee on the solent (Hampshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Reach dizzying new heights with this fantastic One Hour Solent
Helicopter Flying Lesson, the perfect experience gift for a
thrill-seeking friend or the ultimate adrenaline-pumping activity
to enjoy yourself.
Whether you have always dreamed of piloting a helicopter yourself or just want to experience the incredible sensation that helicopter flight provides, you're guaranteed to have huge amounts of fun whilst learning a lot during this superb activity. The flying school in Lee-on-the-Solent is one of the best around, and you will be learning from top flight instructors - so rest assured you are in safe hands! You will be flying in an awesome Robinson 22 chopper; your instructor will show you all the controls and teach you the basics of flight, and then it's your turn! Under such expert tuition you will be surprised at how quickly you get the hang of the flying techniques, and you'll soon be soaring through the sky like a piloting pro. Flying over the Solent and the stunning Hampshire countryside you will be able to enjoy incredible bird's eye views, and by the time you land we bet you will have found yourself a brand new hobby. Flying is a totally exhilarating experience that will leave you buzzing all day, and sixty minutes is plenty of time to get you utterly hooked!
So make those dreams of flying a reality today with this brilliant one hour lesson at Lee-on-the-Solent - or treat a loved one to a thrilling aerial adventure that they will never forget! Absolutely electrifying...
The flying lesson is available from Mondays to Sundays throughout the year.
Maximum Weight: 14 stone
Experience Duration: 01:00
Time at Venue: 01:30
The R22 Helicopter Lesson will last for 60 minutes flying time, although you will be at the centre for approximately an hour and a half due to safety briefings and a de-brief.
Participants: The One Hour Solent R22 Helicopter Flying Lesson is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
You are welcome to bring family and friends along with you to watch your Helicopter Lesson.
You should wear comfortable, casual clothes for your lesson. All safety equipment will be provided by the centre.
The R22 Helicopter Flight is weather dependent; please contact the centre on the day of your lesson if you are unsure about the weather conditions.
Does the idea of having a flying lesson or helicopter tour excite you, or make you slightly nervous? If so, do not worry! Phoenix Helicopters pride themselves on fantastic customer service to their guests and they're especially good at offering advice to first-time flyers!
In this Phoenix Helicopter Partner Interview, they will answer those all-important questions regarding your potential flying experience… read on to find out more.
Firstly, tell us how Phoenix helicopters began?
Phoenix started as a small training school at Goodwood Aerodrome with one aircraft and one instructor and has now built up to having two branches with multiple aircraft and instructors for purposes of Training, Pleasure flights and Charter flights.
What makes Phoenix helicopters unique to other helicopter companies?
Phoenix Helicopters’ pride themselves on their great customer service. We have more of a friendly family feel which always makes customers feel welcome and comfortable. We want everyone of our customers to come and have the best experience possible, so a friendly face will always be there to greet you.
What’s the most unusual request you’ve had from a customer for their helicopter flight?
The most unusual request we have ever had from a customer was from a lady working for a Charity that had an event running locally to one of our branches. At this event one of the highlights was of an appearance from some well-known children’s TV characters. The lady requested for us to fly them into the event to make a grand entrance. Unfortunately, we were unable to accommodate the request however flying four Teletubbies into a Charity event would definitely have been a story to tell the Grandkids!
What would you say to apprehensive first-time flyers?
At Phoenix we come across a lot of apprehensive first-time flyers, whether that be those that have a fear of flying which they wish to overcome, those that have never been specifically in a helicopter before or young children that have never flown at all before.
If you are an apprehensive first-time flyer I would always suggest for you to tell a member of our staff. Our crew are fantastic and will always make the utmost effort to make you feel at ease, there is no shame in feeling nervous! Ask as many questions to the crew as possible as a bit of knowledge may help you to feel more relaxed as to how things work. If we know you are anxious we will also be able to make your pilot aware, who will make extra effort into making your flight as enjoyable and relaxed as possible. Our staff members are here to help you, so if you are feeling nervous please make sure you say something.
How would you describe Phoenix helicopters in three words?
Fantastic Customer Service
Do you have any exciting plans for the future?
Phoenix Helicopters are always wanting to expand the business with new aircraft and new bases. Our most recent plan is to move into our very own brand-new hangar at Lee-on-the-Solent (Daedalus Airfield). This will give us a better dedicated area for all our training and tours and will give us the option to expand even further.
Now, we hope this Partner Interview with Phoenix Helicopters has helped towards your potential flying gift experience purchase. Thank you to Charlie for answering our questions - we're very excited to see what the future holds for you with your plans to expand the business.