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Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson

Product code: 10420427 4.5 out of 5 (based on 50 reviews) Write a review »
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  • Minimum age 12 years
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Flying in a helicopter is one thing, but piloting one is quite another! This helicopter package has been carefully put together to set you on your way in the world of helicopter piloting. You will not just learn how to physically fly the aircraft, but all aspects needed to be a successful pilot. Your fully qualified instructor will run through a safety briefing and talk you through some of the flight theory. Once in the helicopter you will spend 20 minutes in the air, split into three sessions, where you will learn observation skills, how to navigate and flying respectively. You will then take part in an exciting hover challenge to test the skills you have learned, whilst your friends and family are welcome to take pictures of you in action. Once complete you will be presented with a signed flight certificate which can go towards you gaining your private pilot’s licence.
What's included?
  • 20 minute helicopter pilot lesson for one person (experience lasts 45 minutes overall)
  • Your 20 minute flight will be split in to three short sessions lasting 6/7 minutes each - two observation sessions and a hands-on flight with a hover challenge
  • Signed flight certificate to go towards a private pilot’s licence
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • This experience is available on selected weekend dates only
  • Minimum age is 12 years; under 18's must be accompanied by a fully paying adult
  • Minimum height is 4ft
  • Maximum weight is 15 stone
What do I need to know?
  • Please make the supplier aware of any potential medical issues when booking
  • Your experience will be taken as part of a 3 person group
  • Locations may be subject to change – additional locations may be available during the year and you may book at the supplier's Silverstone location for an additional fee of £20 - this can be arranged directly with the supplier
  • You must take your voucher, booking confirmation and ID with you on the day
  • Allow 45 minutes for the whole experience
  • All dates are subject to availability
Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson - £97

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 47 out of 50 (94%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Best gift ever

5 out of 5 25 April 2017
Kev
Location: Age: 35-44 Bought For Partner Occasion: Birthday
Never thought of flying a helicopter, loved every minute of it, going to do it again.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Terrible customer service

1 out of 5 24 April 2017
Aa
Location: Age: Over 65 Bought For Son Occasion: Birthday
Despite telephoning before setting off to confirm that the flight was on (as instructed), I received no answer, and despite asking to be called back, I was not. I drove for 90 minutes before finding out that it had been cancelled by the organisers, and then had to drive home for another 90 minutes. I had received no prior notification of the cancellation, despite the fact that had been cancelled 24-48 hours previously.
Response from Buyagift
By Allison, Customer Services,
25 Apr 2017
Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch about your experience. I am very sorry to hear your experience was cancelled, due to the nature of this experience you are required to call the suppliers on the telephone number provided on your booking confirmation which will advise you if the flights are still going ahead- this is an automated service which does not require you to speak to a person. I am very sorry again for any upset caused, please get back in touch with our supplier to discuss re-booking your flight.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

30th birthday present

5 out of 5 24 April 2017
Gav
Location: Age: 25-34 Bought For Mum Occasion: Birthday
An excellent experience, the pilot put me at ease before takeoff and the whole experience was fantsstic
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Amazing flight experience

5 out of 5 23 April 2017
Jerroid
Location: Age: 55-64 Bought For Son Occasion: Birthday
Great fun and well organised
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great experience, very enjoyable

5 out of 5 15 April 2017
Bs
Location: Age: 25-34 Bought For Mum Occasion: Birthday
Staff friendly, Pilot very helpful, professional and informative. Would have been nice to have slightly longer in control or have the pilot take us on a short flight to show us how it's done, but all in all it was very enjoyable.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great experience

4 out of 5 10 February 2017
Ialaw83
Location: North Weald Age: 25-34 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
It was a great experience. Definitely worth trying.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Never too old

5 out of 5 09 February 2017
Astonbe8
Location: North Wales Age: 45-54 Bought For Daughter Occasion: Birthday
Great day,friendly staff,made to feel valued,well done all concerned ,good explanation what was going to happen ,felt in safe hands,great respect for safety during my time with the flight team. Loved the flight ,was a lot easier than I had envisioned
What would you improve for next time? Nothing it was great
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Decent fun, a great experience

4 out of 5 09 February 2017
Dev
Location: Age: 35-44 Bought For Sister Occasion: Birthday
I enjoyed this experience, 3 of us in a helicopter with instructor and we each did a lap of the airfield and surrounding area where we had control of the cyclic (direction and speed) and the instructor controlled everything else. It really made me realise how much the pilots have to deal with, the various controls and pedals, the instruments and the radio - all while looking around and knowing what is going on around them. A great intro to maybe taking further lessons if you were interested.
What would you improve for next time? Mostly, the experience itself was great, but I didn't do exactly what I was told and found it hard to control the aircraft because I didn't remember to hold the stick the way I was told. So if you go - listen to the instructor.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Exhilarating experience

4 out of 5 09 February 2017
JonTurt
Location: Kent Age: 35-44 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
Nice to tick this experience off the bucket list. Was friendly and well organised. Lucky with the weather so had great views over the North Kent coast. Was able to organise it with 2 other friends but a little disappointed that we did not do the hover challenges as advertised. However, the instructor threw the chopper about at low level at the end to finish it all off nicely.
What would you improve for next time? Hover challenge
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson

5 out of 5 09 December 2016
Gift Buyer
Location: Glasgow Age: 25-34 Bought For Myself Occasion: Birthday
I bought this for my husband, who has always wanted to learn to fly a helicopter. There were 4 seats in the chopper, one for the pilot, on for the person having their lesson and two in the back. There were 3 guys having the lessons, so they each took off, flew and landed, then swapped seats for the next person. This meant they all got to be pilot and passenger. Luckily for me, one of the guys was short on time, so had to leave after his first go, so I got to take his seat and be in the helicopter for my husband's first flight! Fantastic day. We would have liked the lesson to be longer, but in order to do this each person had to agree to pay an extra £20 or something, which the others didn't want to.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson - £97