Basic flying lessons Den Helder
The Basic Flying Lesson in the sports plane is one of the most bought experiences. And with good reason! It is the most fun way to get acquainted with flying.
The flying lesson is flown from Den Helder. Den Helder Airport (also known as Maritime Vliegkamp de kooy) is an airport where the helicopters of the Offshore but also of the Airforce fly to and fro. The lesson is offered from the Maritime airbase so registration is required for both the student and other visitors. There is always a lot of activity and you can enjoy all kinds of helicopters and planes that are constantly flying off and on. This will make you look forward to your own flying lesson even more.
You will fly in an advanced aircraft with the latest equipment on board. At the same time, this is a lightweight and compact aircraft. This makes it extremely manoeuvrable and it steers very directly. The smallest steering movements have an immediate effect. The ideal combination for a sporty aircraft! The time has come!
From the flight school you have a great view on the runway. And you can see the planes and helicopters coming and going. This will get you completely in the mood! In consultation with the instructor you decide where you will fly to. Perhaps you will be able to fly over your home town. Below is a map of the Netherlands, showing how far you can fly.
You start with an explanation of the basics of flying. The instructor will answer important questions in this 'briefing'. How does an aircraft stay in the air? How do the pedals work? What are all the buttons and gauges for? Of course, you can also ask any questions you may have. If you bring someone along to watch you go up in the air, he or she can of course also attend the introduction. Then you both know what you will experience in the air. You do not have to pay extra for this. The theory part always takes about 30 minutes, regardless of the time you choose for the practical part.
Also after the practical part there is still time to evaluate the flight and to ask questions to the instructor about the flight or a possible follow-up training.
After the theory part you will go to the aircraft with the instructor. First you check together if the plane is ready for departure. Then you drive to the runway, this is called taxiing. Through the headphones you can hear the instructor and the control tower. The instructor asks permission from the control tower to take off. And then the moment has arrived! In the air, you can fly the plane yourself. You can fly everything by yourself except for the last part of the landing. Of course, the instructor will help you with everything. He will take over if you want to look outside. Or if you want to take pictures or a video. You choose how long the practical part takes.
The minimum is 45 minutes, but the longer the better!
Do you want to fly in a certain direction? In consultation with the instructor you decide where you will fly. The maps on this page give you an indication of how far you can fly.
|This experience is available in these languages.|
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||From 14 on|
|Min. height||1.45 m|
|Minimum height of the participant|
|Max. length||2.05 m|
|Maximum height of the participant|
|Max. weight||130 kg|
|Maximum weight of the student, including clothes. For safety.|
|How you participate: is it a flying lesson or do you fly along.|
|Indicates whether the time periods listed are block times or flight times. Flight time is the time in the air. Block time means from engine on to engine off, thus including taxiing.|
|Valid for||2 years|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.|
|45 minutes||€ 209|
|60 minutes||€ 249|
|75 minutes||€ 299|
|90 minutes||€ 339|
|Cost Basic flying lessons Den Helder|
- This flying lesson is in a two-seater aircraft. There are no passengers in addition to the student.
- The chosen time is the time in the plane. Count on about 40 minutes for theory, preparation, etc.
- There will only be flown when there is sufficient visibility and when the wind is not too strong.
- Call the location on the day of your lesson to find out if it is safe to fly. You will receive the phone number with your reservation
- Depending on the (weather) conditions and traffic at the airport, the agreed times may be a bit longer.
- Lessons can also be given in English
- Identification is required; please bring your ID card, passport or driving license
Click on the name to see how far you can fly in:
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5.0 out of 5
· September 2023
Super gave ervaring. Mooi weer met vliegen en alles werd goed uitgelegd. Zeker een aanrader
- Je wordt zeer goed ontvangen
· May 2023
Loved it! Very unique experience
- Seeing the old towns and tulips from a Birds Eye view
- Perhaps a bit more theory
· May 2023
It was a great experience flying with Piet! He is a very experienced instructor and flying with him felt like a breeze. He makes flying a plane seem as easy as driving a car. Piet is very familiar with the area, showing me around surrounding towns and landmarks. His explanations of technical items are easy to understand too!
Plus, the fields are so colourful this season and makes for a very scenic runway 03 approach to De Kooy!
- Flying, experienced instructor, good scenery
· April 2023
Leuk en leerzaam
- Aardige instructeur, goede uitleg en een geweldige ervaring om te vliegen
· December 2022
Geweldige vlucht, alles van het vliegtuig wordt uitgelegd tot op het kleinste detail EN de mensen zijn ontzettend aardig.
· September 2022
Excellent instructor with excellent flying experience for any aviators.
First trial on flying a single engine aircraft, Aquila 210 sports aircraft with demonstration on various aircraft maneuvers.
Den Helder is rather a quiet small town on the northern side of Netherland, yet a tremendous place for seeing beautiful coastline from above.
- The instructor, Mr Michel, is very kind and willing to share his aviation knowledge. With his demonstration, I am able to reach the sky and increase my enthusiastic for learning flying. Definitely a 5-stars experience.