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Package: Robinson R22 Helicopter


Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Hawthorne with a discovery helicopter flight! Learn the mechanics of helicopter flight during a ground school session, then take to the skies under the guidance of our experienced instructors, soaring over the iconic cityscape and coastline for an exhilarating and immersive flying experience.

🚁 Experience incredible helicopter capabilities firsthand.

📚 Learn helicopter mechanics, controls, gauges, pre-flight inspection, and safety procedures.

✈️ Take the controls under instructor guidance and enjoy piloting a helicopter over the breathtaking coastline.

👨‍✈️‍👩‍✈️ Comprehensive introduction to helicopter piloting through combined ground school and flight time.


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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.


Practical information

What are the requirements for this experience?

  • Passengers must bring a valid ID.
  • All passengers must be 16 years or older.

What are the weight limits for this experience?
Bell 206 Jet Ranger
Maximum Passenger Weight (per seat) = 350 lbs
Average Pilot & 4 Passengers Total Weight = 1000 lbs
5 Seats – Pilot & 4 Passengers
Robinson R44
Maximum Passenger Weight (per seat) = 300 lbs
Average Pilot & 3 Passengers Total Weight = 800 lbs
4 Seats – Pilot & 3 Passengers
Robinson R22
Maximum Passenger Weight (per seat) = 240 lbs
Average Pilot & Passenger Total Weight = 400 lbs
2 Seats – Pilot & Passenger

Total duration:
60 min of ground school and 30 or 60 min of flight time (depending on option selected)

While we do our best to quote an accurate time for each tour, due to circumstances beyond our control we cannot always predict exactly how long our helicopter tours will take or the exact route of your tour. Depending on weather conditions, flight times and routes may have to be adjusted.

Gratuity for your pilot is not included, but appreciated if you enjoy your experience.

Is this experience weather dependent?
This experience is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Always contact the experience provider directly with any questions regarding weather conditions.

Are spectators welcome?
Spectators are welcome to watch takeoff from outside of the main building.

What is the dress code?
While we do not have a strict dress code, we do encourage our customers to dress comfortably. Helicopters have tight quarters, so it is important that you are able to easily move around while on one of our tours.

Min/Max Participants:
1 passenger

Full description

Experience the incredible capabilities of helicopters firsthand with an exclusive Intro Flight. This is an unparalleled opportunity available at an unbeatable price!

The experience begins with a ground school session conducted right at the helicopter. Our instructors will guide you through the mechanics of helicopter flight, explaining the functions of each control, teaching you how to interpret gauges, demonstrating pre-flight inspection procedures, and ensuring the helicopter's safety before takeoff. For Robinson helicopters, you will also receive an SFAR 73 Endorsement, granting you the authority to operate and control the helicopter during your flight.

Once the ground instruction is complete, you will embark on a thrilling flight lesson. With the guidance of your instructor, you will take the controls and personally experience the exhilaration of piloting a helicopter. This flight will take place over the stunning coastline near Hawthorne Airport, allowing you to encounter various flight conditions such as level flight, climbs, turns, descents, and the unforgettable sensation of hovering.

As highly experienced flight instructors, we have meticulously designed the Intro Flight to provide a comprehensive introduction to helicopter piloting for beginners. By combining ground school and flight time, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the art of flying.

There is absolutely no obligation to continue with further lessons. The Intro Flight special is specifically tailored to offer you an immersive encounter with helicopters and the sheer thrill of flying.

Moreover, the flight time you accumulate during the Intro Flight can be counted towards your license if you decide to pursue lessons for a Private Pilot Rotorcraft license.

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.

Number of People: 1
Package: Robinson R22 Helicopter
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The ground school provided a solid foundation, and the flight itself was an adrenaline rush. The instructors were friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire experience. I left with a newfound appreciation for helicopters and the world of aviation.


I've always dreamed of flying a helicopter, and this experience exceeded all my expectations. The instructors were knowledgeable and patient, guiding me through every step. The thrill of piloting the helicopter over Los Angeles was unmatched. A must-do for adventure seekers!


Absolutely incredible! From the informative ground school session to actually taking control of the helicopter in flight, it was an unforgettable experience. The views of the city and coastline were breathtaking. Highly recommended!