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Learn to Fly a Helicopter in Detroit
  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter in Detroit
  • Helicopter Flight Training in Detroit
  • Flight Lesson in a Helicopter in Michigan
  • Fly a R44 Helicopter

Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Waterford, MI

From: $350

Have you always wanted to fly a helicopter? This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of a lifetime!
  • Highly experienced FAA Certified Flight Instructor with thousands of hours of flight time
  • Take the controls of the most popular instruction helicopters in the world - a Robinson R-22 or a larger R-44
  • Learn the basics of flight control, instrumentation, start-up, take-off procedures and more
  • Get ready for the experience of a lifetime! You are about to fly a helicopter!
  • No experience necessary

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About this Experience

  • Have you always wanted to fly a helicopter? This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of a lifetime!
    • Highly experienced FAA Certified Flight Instructor with thousands of hours of flight time
    • Take the controls of the most popular instruction helicopters in the world - a Robinson R-22 or a larger R-44
    • Learn the basics of flight control, instrumentation, start-up, take-off procedures and more
    • Get ready for the experience of a lifetime! You are about to fly a helicopter!
    • No experience necessary

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  • Your experience begins with a pre-flight briefing where your Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) will explain how the helicopter flies, and how the flight controls work.

    After the briefing, you will be taken out to a state of the art Robinson 22 or Robinson 44 helicopter where your instructor will explain the main components and strap you in for your first flying lesson.

    Your instructor will talk you through the start-up procedure and take-off and once airborne, will hand the controls over to you. Now, here comes the exciting part - you are flying the helicopter!

    The ultimate introduction to the exciting world of vertical flight!

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  • Essential Information

    To fly in the R-22 helicopter the participant must weigh no more than 215 lbs and be a maximum of 6'2".

    To fly in the R-44 helicopter the participant must weigh no more than 290 lbs and be a maximum of 6'2".

    The helicopters have heating. 

    Duration

    Approximately 1 hour of flight time

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    Maximum Participants

    1 per helicopter

    Spectators

    Allowed, friends and family are encouraged to come watch! They might not be able to see the entire flight but can see the takeoff and landing.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    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.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days 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.

    Experience ID

    AIR-DET-0007

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    1. Is there a height or weight restriction?

      To fly in the R-22 helicopter the participant must weigh no more than 215 lbs, and to fly in the R-44 helicopter the participant must weigh no more than 290 lbs. All participants must also be under 6'2". 

    2. Can I bring a passenger?
      No, only one person per helicopter.
    3. Do I need previous experience?
      No, this hands on lesson is designed for beginners.
    4. 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.

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Year-Round:
Daily - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Oakland County Airport, Waterford, MI

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