Learn to fly a R44 helicopter for 40 mins in Gloucestershire
- Cirencester (Gloucestershire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Experience the magic of helicopter flight with this superb 40
minute R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire, the
perfect unique gift for any thrill-seeking friend - or just an
exceptional way to celebrate a special occasion with friends!
If you have ever dreamed of soaring through the sky in a helicopter and experiencing the ultimate sense of freedom that comes with flight, then this helicopter flying lesson is for you! This is your chance to climb aboard a mighty Robinson 44 helicopter at Gloucestershire's top flying centre and learn from some of the very best flight instructors around; under such expert tuition you will be astonished at how quickly you can get the hang of things! One of the best things about this wonderful experience is that you get the opportunity to share your aerial adventure with friends; because the R44 is a four-seater helicopter you can bring along a guest to sit in the back of the chopper and witness the mind-blowing capabilities of this incredible vehicle - just don't forget to bring a camera to capture the breath-taking views! Your experience will begin with a pre-flight safety briefing before you and your guests board the R44 along with your instructor. You'll put on the ear protectors, get familiar with the controls - and then it's up, up and away! Your instructor will perform the thrilling vertical take-off and then once you're safely high enough it's your turn! Get ready for a serious adrenaline buzz - and we bet that by the time you land you will be totally hooked!
So whether you've always dreamed of flight and want to enjoy this experience yourself or would rather treat a daredevil friend to an experience gift they'll never forget, this great lesson is just the ticket....
The R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire is available throughout the year.
Maximum Weight: 14 stone.
Experience Duration: 00:40
Time at Venue: 01:30
The R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire will last for 40 minutes flying time, but the overall experience may last for up to an hour and a half due to the pre-flight briefing, de-briefing and photographic opportunities.
Participants: The R44 Helicopter Trial Flight Lesson in Gloucestershire (40 Mins) is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
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!