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Learn to Fly a Helicopter - 30 Minutes

Bankstown Airport, Sydney - Show on map
For 1 person
$349 each
$349 each

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  • Learn to fly a helicopter with 30 minutes of air time
  • Hand-on experience with a fully qualified trainer
  • Incredible aerial views of Sydney

Learn to fly a helicopter in Sydney! Grab the controls of a Robinson R22 helicopter and experience the thrill 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.

What's Included?

  • 30 minute trial introductory flight
  • Full safety briefing
  • Coffee and refreshments

Turn your dreams of piloting a helicopter into a reality with this hands-on flying lesson. Your experience begins with a coffee and half hour video on the principles of helicopter flight, also detailing how the controls of the Robinson R22 aircraft are used. Next you'll be taken through how a pre-flight inspection of the helicopter is performed - this ensures there's no problems in-flight. Now it's time to fly! Board the helicopter and go through the start up procedure with your instructor, and next thing you know you'll be rising towards the sky. Your instructor will show you how to handle the controls individually and towards the end of your half hour in the air, you'll be flying the helicopter yourself! When you touch back down at base, you will shut down the aircraft and debrief on your experience. You now have bragging rights for life!

Note: If you don't want to take controls of the helicopter but would prefer to be flown, let the provider know well in advance and they'll arrange a pilot instead of an instructor at no extra cost to you.

Session Length

  • Allow two hours for this experience from start to finish
  • Flight time is approximately 30 minutes
  • Flights are available between 7am - 5pm, seven days a week
  • Weekends are generally busier, so book ahead if you have a day and time in mind


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


  • No previous experience or license is required
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Participants need be over 160cm tall to reach the controls
  • For comfort and safety reasons, there is a 109kg weight limit
  • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances


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 two weeks prior to the experience date: No charge
  • 48 hours to up to two 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
  • Change of participant is not permitted

Numbers on the Day

Trial instructional flights are conducted on a one-on-one basis between customer and instructor. If two 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.


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.

Dine & Discover - Discover restrictions

  • Discover NSW vouchers are single use only. Any balance of funds remaining on the voucher will be forfeited.
  • Only eligible to be used on products showing the “Discover” tag on site and cannot be used for Gift Vouchers or Gift Cards.
  • Promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with Discover NSW vouchers.
  • Individuals are unable to redeem more than one voucher at the same business on the same day.
  • Discover NSW vouchers can be combined with another person’s Discover NSW voucher in one transaction as long as the transaction contains an equivalent number of eligible Discover products.
  • Cannot be used for tobacco, alcohol or gambling.
  • Discover NSW vouchers will expire 30 June 2021.
  • For full terms and conditions, visit the Service NSW website here

You will fly out of Bankstown Airport - just 30 minutes south of the Sydney CBD.