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Fly a Helicopter
  • Fly a Helicopter
  • Introductory Helicopter Flight
  • Flight Simulator
  • Ground School Instruction
  • Video

Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Long Beach, CA

From: $119

Discover the unparalleled thrill of flying with this unique simulator and helicopter flight training combination experience near Orange County!
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor coaches you through approximately 15 minutes of ground instruction, 15 minutes of helicopter simulator time and up to 20 minutes of flight time
  • Fly in a Robinson helicopter and practice skills such as straight and level flying, climbing, descending and hovering
  • Enjoy views of beautiful downtown Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean while you fly a helicopter!

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About this Experience

  • Discover the unparalleled thrill of flying with this unique simulator and helicopter flight training combination experience near Orange County!
    • FAA Certified Flight Instructor coaches you through approximately 15 minutes of ground instruction, 15 minutes of helicopter simulator time and up to 20 minutes of flight time
    • Fly in a Robinson helicopter and practice skills such as straight and level flying, climbing, descending and hovering
    • Enjoy views of beautiful downtown Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean while you fly a helicopter!

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  • Take to the air in a state of the art helicopter when you Learn to Fly near Orange County!

    Choose to fly with just a flight instructor in a Robinson R-22 or bring 2 passengers with you and fly in a Robinson R-44!

    Your experience begins when you meet your FAA Certified Flight Instructor. After 15 minutes of ground school, you'll head to the flight simulator and feel what it's like to fly a helicopter before trying your hands on a real Robinson aircraft. After 15-20 minutes on the flight simulator, you'll head to the hangar to complete the pre-flight checklist with your flight instructor.

    Now you are ready to climb into the helicopter and prepare for take-off! Your pilot will handle take-off and landing, but mid-air you'll take control of the helicopter and learn how the professionals fly on an everyday basis. While in flight, you may have the opportunity to try straight and level flying, climbs, turns and descents!

    Take in views of downtown Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean on the approximately 20-minute flight. When your feet are firmly planted back on the ground, feel free to take some photos with the helicopter and consider your first flight lesson complete!

    Be prepared to experience a feeling few in the world ever have - the sensation of manning the controls of an airborne helicopter on this Learn to Fly experience in Long Beach!

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  • Essential Information

    • To fly in the R-22 helicopter the student must weigh no more than 225 lbs
    • Flights for 1 student and up to 2 passengers will take place in an R-44 helicopter where the maximum weight per seat is 300 pounds and total maximum weight is 580 pounds
    • Valid government issued photo ID is required
    • The parental consent form must be signed for students under 18 years old
    • Please note that if any combined passenger weights are over 30 pounds more than stated at the time of booking a $30 charge will be incurred
    • Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price

    Duration

    You will have a 15-20 minute ground school session, approximately 15 minutes of simulator time and the introductory flight where you will take control of the helicopter will last 15-20 minutes.

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    Maximum Participants

    The maximum number of participants varies based on the option selected. The R-22 option is for 1 student only, the R-44 option is for 1 student and up to 2 passengers, pending weight restrictions.

    Spectators

    Spectators are welcome to observe take off and landing from a viewing area located at the heliport.

    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. Loose clothing is not permitted.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 21 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 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. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. 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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    AIR-OCN-0028

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    1. What if the weather is bad?
      Safety is the top priority. In the event of inclement weather, you will work directly with your pilot to reschedule. Always contact the experience provider on the day of your experience with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    2. Do I need any experience?
      No experience is necessary! You will have a 15-20 minute ground school session, approximately 15 minutes of simulator time and the introductory flight where you will take control of the helicopter will last 15-20 minutes.
    3. What are the weight restrictions?

      For the 1 student option, participants must weigh no more than 225 lbs. Flights for 1 student and up to 2 passengers will take place in an R-44 helicopter where the maximum weight per seat is 300 pounds and total maximum weight is 580 pounds

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

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Long Beach Airport - Long Beach, CA

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