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Duration: 30 minutes

Overview

Take to the skies and learn to fly a helicopter in Philadelphia. Under the guidance of a seasoned Certified Flight Instructor, you'll experience the thrill of helicopter flight while mastering the controls.

🚁 Learn from an FAA certified flight instructor with extensive experience and a strong safety record

📚 Begin with a comprehensive ground briefing covering safety, helicopter operation, and control basics

🚁 Take the controls and practice fundamental helicopter maneuvers under expert guidance

🔝 Soar above Philadelphia, experience vertical control, and try your hand at hovering!

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After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Year-Round,
Daily
8:00am-6:00pm
*Pending pilot availability

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: Must be 16 years old or older.
  • Weight: Total weight of passengers cannot exceed 560 lbs. Each participant must weigh less than 280 lbs.

 

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Experience level: No experience necessary.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 30 minutes of flying time; 60 minutes total lesson time.
  • What’s included: Hands-on training with an FAA certified flight instructor, covering safety procedures and helicopter controls, culminating in a thrilling flight.
  • Who will be present: You will have a pilot/ instructor with you and your private group at all times.
  • Spectators: Spectators can watch from the ground and take pictures if they’d like. 
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 20 minutes in advance.
  • Parking: Parking is available on site.
  • What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring: A valid photo ID (passport or driver’s license).
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: There is a restroom on site.

 

Full description

If you've ever dreamed of taking the pilot's seat in a helicopter, this is your golden opportunity. Discover the exhilaration of helicopter flight firsthand. With the expert guidance of an FAA certified flight instructor, you'll embark on a journey that combines knowledge and hands-on experience.

Your instructor brings a wealth of knowledge and an incident-free safety record to ensure a secure and enjoyable learning environment. Your journey begins with an informative session on basic safety protocols, helicopter operation, and control mechanisms.

After the ground briefing, you'll climb aboard the helicopter and prepare for takeoff. The real excitement begins as you take the controls and practice fundamental maneuvers in the air. During your flight, you'll have the opportunity to experience straight and level flight, gain control over vertical climb and descent, and even attempt the delicate art of hovering just a few feet above the ground.

This experience promises to deliver a rush of adrenaline and an unmatched sensation of taking control of an airborne helicopter. It's an adventure you won't soon forget!

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Grace T.

Today, I had an introductory flight, and the pilot was incredibly informative and a fantastic instructor. I had an amazing time! 😊

Samuel R.

It was my first time on a helicopter, and it's definitely a unique experience compared to a plane. I had an amazing time and was thoroughly satisfied. Our pilot was exceptional.

Michael B.

It was a fantastic experience! My aunt had it on her bucket list, and when she didn't want to go alone, I joined her. I was initially scared, but as we soared above the city, I overcame my fear. The views were astonishing, and the driver was informative. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience.

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