Learn to Fly a Helicopter

From: $350   


Sky Manor Airport - Pittstown, New Jersey


Daily - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

Learn to fly a helicopter under the careful guidance and supervision of a certified flight instructor!
  • FAA certified flight instructor with over 1,000 hours of flight time and an incident free safety record
  • Take the controls of a meticulously prepared Robinson R-44 helicopter
  • Includes 30 or 60 minutes of actual flight time plus pre-flight helicopter instruction and post-flight discussion with your instructor
  • No experience necessary

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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 and an incident free safety record. He'll start by discussing with you basic safety items and talk with you about helicopter aerodynamics. Next, it's time to climb aboard and fly.

While in flight, you'll have the opportunity to try straight and level flight, control the vertical climb/drop of the helicopter, and will even get the chance to try hovering a few feet above the ground.

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 will be required to present a valid photo ID (passport or driver's license)
  • Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds
  • The maximum combined weight of all passengers may not exceed 500 pounds

Approximately 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by 30 or 60 minutes of flight time, depending on which option selected.

Maximum Participants:
1 student and up to 1 passenger depending on option selected.

Up to 1 passenger is allowed if you select the option that includes a passenger. Otherwise, spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures from the ground.

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 tour.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.

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 Living'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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View FAQ's >

  1. Do I need experience?
    No experience is necessary. This flight is considered an introductory flight and is meant to be fun and exciting for everyone!
  2. What do I need to bring?
    Please bring a valid, government-issued ID with you on the day of your flight.
  3. What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
    We always recommend contacting your pilot on the day of your experience if you have any concerns regarding weather. In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather you can reschedule directly with your pilot.
  4. Can I bring a passenger?
    This lesson is for one student only. 

Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter

  • August 24, 2015

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"Great experience!"

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter

  • June 29, 2015

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"Marshal was a great instructor. He was very knowledgeable about the aircraft. He gave me a pre-flight briefing with just the right amount of detail. He told me what to expect and how the aircraft would react. He let me "fly" right away. He was very calm, in total control, and flew with the utmost confidence. The helicopter we flew in appeared to be either brand new or very near-new. "

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter

  • August 25, 2014

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"Awesome time!! We did the "learn to fly helicopters" experience plus one passenger in NJ and would recommend it to anyone. At no time did we feel unsafe and the instructor, John, was very friendly and an excellent pilot. The time does go by fast but worth it!! "