Learn to Fly a Helicopter

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Long Beach Airport; Long Beach, CA


Year Round availability, 7 days per week, 9:00am-5:00pm

Learn what it takes to fly a helicopter first hand near Los Angeles! A certified instructor takes you up in the air and teaches you the basics of flying while you control the helicopter.
  • Flight instructor is certified by the FAA
  • Take the controls of the most popular instruction helicopter in the world - a Robinson R-22
  • Experience begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction. Learn straight and level flight, climbing, descending, and hovering during the actual flight.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the California landscape
  • No experience necessary

More detailed description >

Have you always dreamed of taking the controls of a beautiful helicopter and soaring upward toward the sky? Now is your chance to learn the basics of how to fly a helicopter with this fun and exhilarating experience!

You'll be learning from and flying with a FAA certified flight instructor with vast experience. You'll start with 30 minutes of ground instruction covering safety and helicopter operations. Next, it's time to climb aboard and fly.

While in flight, you'll have the opportunity to try straight and level flight, climbs, turns and descents, plus the most memorable - hovering!

So prepare to experience a feeling few in the world ever have, the sensation of manning the controls of an airborne helicopter!

Key Info >

Essential Information:
Participants must weigh less than 220 lbs. No experience necessary. Must be 12 years of age or older.

Approximately 30 minutes of ground school followed by 30 or 60 minutes of flight time. Total time of experience up to 2 hours.

Maximum Participants:
One student per helicopter

Not allowed in the helicopter, but are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the takeoff.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, your pilot will work with you to reschedule your experience.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions; flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7-14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter

  • November 16, 2011

  • 4-half

  • Los Angeles

"This was really a great experience and a load of fun."

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter

  • October 17, 2011

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"My instructor Kitty Seerden was amazing! She was very knowledgeable, super sweet and a ton of fun. I highly recommend that you book this adventure cause it is a blast!"

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter

  • August 25, 2011

  • 4-half

  • Los Angeles

"The experience was amaziing!! Definitely one of the coolest things I've yet to do... the only thing was that the 20 min in the air just didn't seem to be long enough, although realistically no amount of time would have been enough"