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Learn to Fly a Helicopter in Seattle

Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Auburn, WA

From: $220

Learn what it takes to fly a helicopter first hand! A certified instructor teaches you the basics of flying while you control the helicopter in flight.
  • Learn from FAA Certified Flight Instructors with over 30 years of experience
  • Take the controls of the most popular instruction helicopters in the world - a Robinson R-22 or a larger R-44
  • Start with a 2 hour ground lesson before taking to the sky and learning skills including straight and level flight, climbing, descending, and hovering
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Seattle landscape

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About this Experience

  • Learn what it takes to fly a helicopter first hand! A certified instructor teaches you the basics of flying while you control the helicopter in flight.
    • Learn from FAA Certified Flight Instructors with over 30 years of experience
    • Take the controls of the most popular instruction helicopters in the world - a Robinson R-22 or a larger R-44
    • Start with a 2 hour ground lesson before taking to the sky and learning skills including straight and level flight, climbing, descending, and hovering
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Seattle landscape

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  • Have you ever wanted to experience the freedom of flight and try your hand at flying a helicopter? 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 an FAA certified flight instructor.

    Your learn to fly experience starts with a ground lesson where you learn about the controls and the basic theory of helicopter flight.

    Following the ground lesson, you and your instructor head out to the flight line for a step-by-step preflight inspection on a Robinson R22 or R44, one of the most popular training aircraft in the world.

    Once the preflight is complete, buckle up and experience the thrill of helicopter flying!

    From the engine start up to soaring over downtown Seattle, this is an experience you'll never forget!

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  • Essential Information

    • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
    • No experience necessary
    • To fly in the R-22 helicopter, the participant must weigh no more than 190 pounds
    • To fly in the R-44 helicopter, the participant must weigh no more than 280 pounds

    Duration

    Approximately 30 minutes of flight time with a 2 hour ground school prior to the flight. Total experience time is approximately 3 hours.

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    Maximum Participants

    1 student per helicopter

    Spectators

    Spectators 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 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. 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-SEA-0005

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    1. Are there any weight restrictions?

      Yes, for the R-22 helicopter, the participant must weigh no more than 220 lbs.To fly in the R-44 helicopter, the participant must weigh no more than 280 lbs.

    2. 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!
    3. Is there an age requirement?
      Participant must be at least 12 years of age.
    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.
    5. Can I bring a passenger?
      This lesson is for one student only. However, spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the takeoff.

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Year-Round:
Daily - 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM
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Auburn Municipal Airport - Auburn, WA

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