Dream of taking to the skies and piloting a helicopter yourself, look no further than this superb trial lesson in West Sussex. Under expert tuition, see how quickly you progress!
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Realise a dream of becoming a helicopter pilot and get some
hands-on experience during this fantastic 30 minute trial lesson in
West Sussex. Located at the Goodwood Aerodrome, you will be
learning from flight instructors who are also commercial pilots,
and flying in a designated training area. Flying in the superb
Robinson 44, you are able to take friends or family in the back two
seats too, so this is also a hugely enjoyable activity for a group
to enjoy as well as being an informative lesson. Whether you've
never set foot in a helicopter before or have a little bit of
experience, this session is ideal for everyone because it can be
tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Under expert one-to-one instruction, you will soon be feeling confident enough to take over the controls and pilot this awesome craft yourself; prepare to be amazed at the flexibility of the chopper as you move up and down, left and right and forwards and backwards. The feeling of soaring through the sky and navigating your way through clouds is second to none, and you'll also be able to enjoy spectacular views of Goodwood House and Estate. Take a step towards becoming a real pilot - and bring your friends or family along for the ride and make a day of it! A totally exhilarating activity that you will remember forever.When you arrive at the Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex, you will be greeted by the ground crew and given a full safety and pre-flight briefing from your experienced pilot.You will then board the Robinson 44 and go over basic information such as how the helicopter flies and what the controls do, and it's time for take-off!
Once you're up in the sky you can take over the controls and have a go at flying yourself; you'll go over several important flying techniques during this 30 minute lesson, so you will soon learn the skills needed to get airborne.
Robinson 44 Trial Helicopter Flying Lessons in Sussex are available 7 days a week, subject to demand and availability.
Maximum Weight: 20 stone
Experience Duration: 00:30
Time at Venue: 01:00
Your Robinson 44 Trial Helicopter Flying Lesson in Sussex includes 30 minutes flying time, although you will may be at the centre for approximately an hour due to safety briefings and a de-brief.
Participants: The R44 Trial Helicopter Lesson in Sussex (30 Mins) is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
You are welcome bring family and friends along with you to watch your Robinson 44 Trial Helicopter Flying Lesson in Sussex; there is room for two people in the back two seats of the helicopter, so friends and family can come along for the ride. There is also a viewing lounge at the centre which looks out over the helicopter operating area, so this is ideal for other spectators to view the flying activities.
You should wear comfortable, casual clothes for your Robinson 44 Trial Helicopter Flying Lesson in Sussex. All safety equipment will be provided by the centre.
Robinson 44 Helicopter Lessons are weather dependent; please contact the centre on the day of your lesson if you are unsure about the weather conditions.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
This was one of the best experiences ever! My pilot was so brilliant. My wife with a fear of flying also went up with us. She had no intention of doing so, but our pilot was so patient, understanding and the word has to be used - kind! Our son that purchased this gift for me was stunned to know that his mum with a terrible fear was able to overcome it and join me on this experience. Her feelings were respected and with the gentile approach she was able to go through a barrier. We are eternally grateful & hope to return one day to repeat this great experience - together!
This week we are going in a completely different direction by talking to Jonny from Drift Limits, boasting the UK’s fastest drifting experience. If you’re a fan of driving days, super cars and all things speedy, then this is definitely an experience worth reading about.
1) Hi Jonny, please explain your journey as ‘Drift Limits’ so far.
Since the early days of getting into motorsport I did a few driving experiences but really felt they lacked integrity for the keen petrol head, I found they were very restricted in terms of how hard you can push the cars. I have been racing for 3 years and then moved onto become an ARDS instructor with the ambition of developing a driving experience where you can really lean about car control and follow our motto ‘ find your limit’ at the UK’s fastest drifting experience.
The type of job it is means you’re constantly on your toes. It can be incredibly rewarding watching guests progress their skills in a short period of time. I guess I’m fortunate in being able to say I love what I do.
2) Yes that must be rewarding, what has been the biggest or most memorable event you have provided?
Ah, so many awesome days! Last week we had Harry Main and Buttsy Butler from Monster come up and play. We also had a demo shoot for Jack Reaper stunts which was good fun despite all the screaming in my ear!
3) Sounds great! Is there any inside information you can give us?
Yes, definitely – come to one of our days and we will divulge! Ha, really just listen to the instructors to get the most out of the day. Be patient and you will progress quicker. Some people find the 3rd gear corner very daunting sideways at 60mph. You have to focus and forget about what you previously thought was possible.
After a session at Drift Limits you’ll come away a better driver and obtain new skills in the car control department. The track experiences allow guests to drive dream cars that are bonkers fast!
4) Do you have any exciting plans for the future that you’d like to tell us about?
Big plans – the track layout is currently being extended and resurfaced, and it is already the fastest drifting experience in the UK. We have a Ferrari 430 GT3 race car and Formula Renaults joining the fleet soon, so we’ll have quite a few more experiences to offer looking forward.
Thank you for talking to us, Jonny, definitely something I would love to try! Stay tuned for more information drifting experiences.