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Helicopter lessons

Fulfil your dream of becoming a pilot for a day with one of RedBalloon’s helicopter lessons. Take to the sky and learn to fly with our range of helicopter lessons around Australia from Brisbane to Sydney, across to Perth and everywhere in between. These lessons are also the perfect gift idea for a thrill-seeker ready to try their hand at something new. Discover the best helicopter lessons at RedBalloon today.
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Learn to fly a helicopter

If you have always dreamed of flying a helicopter, now is the time to do it with a lesson or training experience from RedBalloon. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed experience, want to try something new or you’re after an extraordinary gift idea, flying lessons will tick all the right boxes.

How much do helicopter lessons costs?

Helicopter lessons at RedBalloon start at just $295 for a 30 minute introductory flight training experience. With our range of flight lessons, we make learning to fly affordable. These range through until $648 for the ultimate helicopter pilot starter course which will see you embark on helicopter pilot lessons, including learning how to manoeuvre the aircraft and fly a Robinson R22 helicopter.

What do I need to start helicopter lessons?

The best thing about RedBalloon’s range of helicopter lessons is that no prior experience is needed. All you need to do is book your experience through RedBalloon and we take care of the rest for you. However, please not that each helicopter experience has different guidelines especially around weight and age restrictions and suitability, so please double check these prior to booking or contact the supplier. Our helicopter lessons are the besting starting place if you’re interested in getting your pilot license. You’ll be able to take control of the helicopter, under the supervision of experienced and private pilots, and learn the basics for flying the aircraft.

How long does a helicopter lesson go for?

At RedBalloon, our helicopter lessons and trail flight experiences vary in time depending on the option you pick. Our flight training experiences start at 30 minutes in duration and range until 1.5 hours for deluxe package helicopter ride. We also offer a variety of training schools that provide helicopter lessons for 40 and 60 minutes, so you have plenty of options available when picking the right experience for you.

What is involved in a helicopter lesson?

During your helicopter lesson you will be trained by an experienced and knowledgeable pilot who will also conduct a safety and flight briefing prior to take off. Your lesson will not only provide spectacular views, but hands on training so you can take control. Depending on the experience you book, the lesson may also include a pilot starter kit, one-to-one discussion with your instructor taking you through how to obtain your license, pilot logbook, access to a pilot information library, pre-solo study guide and examination, and more.

How to book a helicopter lesson on RedBalloon?

There are a few simple steps involved for booking your helicopter lesson on RedBalloon.

  1. Visit RedBalloon’s website and browse through the range helicopter lessons and scenic flights on offer. Once you have chosen your experience, add it to your cart and follow the steps at checkout.
  2. Once your experience is paid for, you will receive a confirmation email with the steps to redeem and book in your lesson. If this for a gift, the experience voucher you give them includes the next steps so they can redeem it online.
  3. Shortly after you will receive an email from the experience provide directly confirming the time and date of your helicopter lesson. You’re now ready to learn how to fly a helicopter and feel like a pilot in no time.

Helicopter lessons around Australia

RedBalloon offers a variety of helicopter lessons around the country. These Australia-wide experiences are perfect for someone wanting to fulfil their dream of becoming a pilot or a unique gift idea for someone who loves to try new things. With the range of helicopter lessons on RedBalloon, you’ll be spoilt for choice! List below are some of the best cities to enjoy a helicopter flying lessons.

Sydney helicopter lessons

Sydney offers a great helicopter lesson which is located at Bankstown Airport. You'll grab controls of the Robinson R22 helicopter and experience the trill of flying for yourself. In safe hands, under the watchful eyes of a fully CASA-accredited helicopter flight instructor, you'll take to the skies for an exciting learning experience.

Brisbane helicopter lessons

There are a variety of helicopter lessons you can experience in Brisbane. One of our top-selling experiences is learning to fly a Robinson R22 helicopter. During this trial flight, you'll learn to manipulate the controls individually and towards the end you'll even be flying the helicopter yourself!

Perth helicopter lessons

Learn to fly a helicopter in Perth with one of our experiences. Located in Jandakot, just 20 minutes from Perth, you can enjoy a trial introductory flight. During this hands-on experience you'll take the controls and learn the basics of helicopter flying with an instructor at your side.

If you loved our range of helicopter lessons, you can also discover plenty of helicopter flights in major cities and regions. Explore our range of helicopter experiences in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. We also offer a variety of other flying lessons or flight simulators if you’re looking for other fun ways to learn to fly!

Flying experiences

Looking for more flying experiences? RedBalloon offers a variety of sky high adventures perfect for those looking for an exhilarating experience. Explore our range of skydiving, indoor skydiving, hot air ballooning, paragliding, tiger moth flights and more!

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