Helicopter flying lesson
Take a seat behind the control stick of a helicopter and experience what it is like to fly in this complex machine. You fly in a Guimbal Cabri G2. This is a two-person helicopter, so you fly with the instructor, without passengers.
The flying lesson is flown from Lelystad. In terms of number of flight movements the second busiest Dutch airport. There is a cozy restaurant at the airport with fantastic views of the runway. There is always plenty of activity and you can enjoy all kinds of aircraft that fly continuously. That way you get even more in the mood for your own flying lesson.
Flying in a helicopter is unique! Only helicopters can be completely suspended in the air. The view from a helicopter is fantastic. However, they are very complex machines. That makes the construction and maintenance expensive. That is why flying lessons on a helicopter are more expensive than on other aircrafts.
Ready for take off?
The reception at the flight school is with a nice cup of coffee, tea or a soft drink. You have a great view of the runway. Enjoy your drink and all the planes at the airport.
You start with an explanation about the basis of flying. The instructor answers important questions in this 'briefing'. How do you control a helicopter? What are all buttons and indicators for? You learn about the main and tail rotor. How you can operate it with the collective, cyclic and the foot control. Of course you can ask all your questions yourself. Do you come to the flight school with your partner, friend and / or family member? Then he / she may of course also join. Then you all know what you are going to experience in the air. You do not have to pay extra for this.
The theoretical part always takes about 30 minutes, regardless of the length of time you choose for the flight.
After the theory you go to the helicopter with the instructor. First you check together whether the aircraft is ready for departure. Together with the instructor you determine where you are flying to. Below you will find a kaart of the Netherlands indicating how far you can fly. Then you taxi to the start of the runway, you fly low above the ground, because the helicopter has no wheels. You can hear the instructor and the control tower through the headphones. The instructor asks permission from the control tower to leave. And then you are going to take off! Once in the air you can operate the helicopter yourself. You can fly everything yourself except the last part of the landing. Of course, the instructor helps you everywhere. He will take over if you want to look outside. Or if you want to take pictures or video.
You choose yourself how long the practical part lasts. The minimum is 30 minutes. But the longer, the more fun of course!
- We can sent the booklet "Theorie helikoptervliegen, hoe vliegt een helikopter?" and the gift voucher by post. This way the fun can start right away! The booklet is only available in Dutch
- A surcharge applies for flying on weekends and public holidays
Select the options when customizing your flying lesson.
|With a private workshop you are the only participant. Some workshops are always organized as a private workshop, others for a supplement or it is not possible.|
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||Min. 15 years|
|Max. length||2.10 m|
|Above this length you won't be able to sit comfortably in the airplane.|
|Max. weight||105 kg|
|Maximum weight of the student, including clothes. For safety.|
|Valid for||1 year|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue.|
|30 minutes||€ 379|
|45 minutes||€ 499|
|60 minutes||€ 649|
|75 minutes||€ 799|
|See all prices|
- This is in a helicopter for two people. In addition to the student and instructor, no passengers can join
- The chosen time is the time in the helicopter. Allow about 45 minutes for theory, preparation and such
- Flying is only possible with sufficient visibility and when there is not too much wind
- Call the location the day of your flight if we can fly safely. You will receive the number with your reservation
- This lesson can also be given in English
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