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Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Bankstown Airport, Sydney
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BNK571

Highlights

  • Learn to fly a helicopter!
  • Hands on experience with a fully qualified trainer
  • Amazing, once in a lifetime experience

Learn to fly a helicopter in Sydney! Grab the controls of the most versatile vehicle on earth and see what it's like to fly one yourself. In safe hands, under the watchful eyes of a fully CASA-accredited helicopter flight instructor, you'll take to the skies for an extreme learning experience!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Half hour flight time in the helicopter
  • Full safety briefing
  • Coffee and refreshments

Your Learn To Fly A Helicopter experience begins with a coffee and greeting with your instructor. You'll be shown a half hour video on the principles of helicopter flight and how the controls are used to manoeuvre the Robinson R22 helicopter. After the video we show you how a pre-flight inspection of the helicopter is performed - this ensures there's no problems in-flight. Be briefed via whiteboard on the exact exercise you'll undertake then your time has come... you're feeling confident and your time has come... Parked on the helipad will be the helicopter - it's time to learn to fly! Get in. Go through the start up procedure. The engine fires, the rotor blades start turning. Minutes later, you're floating above the pad. Your instructor maintains a watchful eye and safe control of the aircraft at all times. During your half-hour flight you learn to manipulate the controls individually. Toward the end of your massive half hour in the air, you're flying the helicopter yourself! When safely back at our base, you shut down the machine and debrief with the instructor. Could there be anything more satisfying than knowing you took that awesome machine around for half an hour?!

Some people are given an instruction flight but would prefer to be flown. If that's the case, let us know well in advance and we'll arrange a pilot instead of an instructor at no extra cost to you.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Weekends are generally busier, so book ahead if you have a day and time in mind
  • Allow 2 hours from start to finish
  • You'll get a full half hour's flight time
  • Flights are available between 7am and 5pm, 7 days a week

Numbers on the Day

Trial Instructional Flights are conducted on a one-on-one basis between customer and instructor. If 2 or more of you want to have the experience together we can arrange this in advance, however the flying component must occur individually. This is therefore subject to availability.

Weather

This experience can go ahead in most weather conditions, but low cloud, high winds or heavy rain can limit this. If in doubt call the experience provider. If the weather is extreme they'll call you. There is no cancellation fee – simply reschedule for a better day.

Dress Code

Shorts or jeans are fine.

Other Info

No previous experience or license is required. Your time in the air can be logged as part of a license to fly. The experience provider also has information available if you'd like to continue your learning.

... and Importantly

Restrictions

For comfort and safety reasons, there is a 109kg weight limit. You need be over 160cm tall to reach the controls.

Guidelines

  • Participants only need to be 12 or older

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • Over 2 weeks prior to the experience date: No charge
  • 48 hours to up to 2 weeks prior to the experience date: $50 per person participant fee to change the experience date and time
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book
  • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Change of participant is not permitted