30 Minute Helicopter Flight in Leicester
A fun Driving Experiences Experience within easy reach of Loughborough, Leicestershire.
This 30 minute helicopter trial flight is a must for anyone who loves being in the air and wants to experience the thrill of being in a helicopter. The Robinson R22 is a popular entry-level helicopter, used for pilot training or introductory flights. Relax with a hot drink to calm the nerves while the experts give a briefing on controls and all the need to know information. Once the pilot has taken the craft into the air, take in the fantastic bird’s-eye views of the beautiful countryside. During this aerial session (at the pilot’s discretion) take over the controls of this two-seat helicopter and see how it feels being a real pilot.
Flights operate Tuesday to Saturday throughout the year.
This is a weather dependent activity, mainly due to wind speeds and cloud base above the ground. It is crucial that you call the centre before setting out to ensure suitable conditions.
The time spent in the helicopter is around 30 minutes from engines-on to engines-off. This includes warm-up, take-off and landing.
Briefings may be shared. The flight is held one a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
Spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land from the helipad. Please feel free to bring a pair of binoculars and a camera.
Wear soft-soled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing, as the cockpit can get warm. Skirts can get in the way of the controls, please wear trousers. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
Minimum age is 16. Maximum height is 6’3”. Maximum weight is 17 stone.