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Overview

Become a heli-hero with the Learn to Fly an R44 Helicopter experience! Over the scenic beauty of Westchester, NY, this adrenaline-pumping lesson starts with a ground briefing covering controls, techniques, and safety. Then, take the pilot's seat in a Robinson R44 Raven II with an expert instructor, soaring through unique aerial views of Westchester County, the coastline, and the Hudson River.

✈️ Take the reins in a Robinson R44 Raven II for a 30 or 60-minute private flight lesson with an expert Certified Flight Instructor

🤝 Embrace the thrill of owning the skies as you experience approximately 75% of the flight time, guided by dual controls and instructor supervision

🌄 Gaze upon Westchester County's beauty, the New York / Connecticut coastline, and the grandeur of the Hudson River from an exhilarating aerial vantage point

🚁 Kickstart your adventure with an informative ground briefing covering controls, techniques, and safety

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When do I choose a date?

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 10:00am - 2:00pm
*Currently not available until mid-July

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: 14+ Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent.
  • Weight: Maximum weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per person and 500 lbs (226 kg) combined in R44 helicopter.
  • Height: Maximum passenger height in R44 helicopter is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm)
  • Experience level: No experience is necessary

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Individuals with disabilities: Wheelchair accessible. Please contact operator for more information.
  • Languages: English proficiency is required for flight lessons

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 30 & 60 minute options
  • What’s included:
    • Flight lessons begin with ground instruction then students do approximately 75% of the flying using dual controls, under flight instructor supervision.
    • An airport fee of $35 per person is also included. 
    • Transportation from NYC can be provided for $250 payable directly to our partner
  • Who will be present: You will be with a certified instructor & a passenger if you choose this option
  • Photo/ video: You can take your own photos
  • Specific rules to follow: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are not allowed on helicopter flights

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: Subject to favorable weather conditions and helicopter maintenance; if canceled due to these reasons, you will be given the option of an alternative date or store credit with Giftory.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 20 minutes in advance
  • Parking: You can park your car/ bike/ truck at this spot

Full description

The journey kicks off with an engaging ground briefing, where helicopter controls, flying techniques, and safety protocols take center stage. Don't worry if you're not a seasoned pilot – no prior flying experience is necessary. Each lesson is a customized masterpiece, tailored to cater to your unique needs and pace.

With your ground knowledge polished, it's time to experience the skies firsthand. Buckle up for a 30- or 60-minute flight (based on your chosen option) alongside a Certified Flight Instructor. What's the highlight? You get to be the one calling the shots as you take the controls of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter. As you soar, be ready to embrace awe-inspiring vistas of Westchester County's charm, the alluring New York / Connecticut coastline, and the majestic Hudson River. (Please note that lessons do not venture into NYC airspace.)

The Robinson R44 Raven II is your high-flying partner, celebrated for its top-tier safety, performance, and comfort. And here's a cherry on top – for a nominal fee on the day of your lesson, you can even bring 1 passenger to witness your sky-bound mastery.

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 48 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 48 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

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Michael P.

Always having an interest in flying helicopters, I received the incredible opportunity to actually pilot one as a Christmas gift. I can't recall a better gift! The entire experience was nothing short of outstanding. Being an engineer, I was naturally curious about all the technical details and even bought the Pilot's Operating Handbook for the R44, which I read before the flight (I might be a bit of a nerd). The instructor was patient and diligent, addressing all my questions.

Sarah M.

I surprised my husband with a helicopter flight for his birthday, and it was a fantastic choice. Our pilot was not only personable but also very knowledgeable. It was an enjoyable experience, and if you catch on quickly, you'll have more time handling the helicopter on your own.

Emily H.

They provide a truly professional experience from start to finish. The reservation process is seamless, the staff is incredibly friendly, and the pilots are a delight. Flying with them is an emotional journey filled with positivity. What's more, they offer helicopter training for private licenses at very reasonable prices, guided by highly skilled pilots. They truly are the best!