Helicopter Trial Flying Lesson Experience, Cumbernauld

  • Take controls of a Robinson R22 helicopter for a trial flying lesson
  • 20 minutes flying time gives you the ultimate opportunity to fly a helicopter
  • Under the supervision of your training pilot, learn to control the aircraft

Flying a helicopter is one of the most challenging forms or airmanship, balancing both direction and altitude with engine power and pitch, using the aircraft controls. You now have the opportunity to learn the skills to fly a helicopter with this private flying lesson.

This experience takes place at Cumbernauld Airport. At the start of your experience, you will meet your pilot instructor who will give you a detailed explanation of the flight ahead. You’ll learn the aerodynamic and power characteristics of a helicopter including how to use the cyclic, the collective, the pedals and the throttle.

Once you’re briefed for your flight, you’ll venture out to the apron where you will meet the aircraft. Once you’ve done a pre-flight inspection you’ll get on-board, start the aircraft and get ready for your flight. After taking off, when safe, the training pilot will hand over controls to you. Learn how to hover, manoeuvre, accelerate and climb as your flight continues.

You’ll be in the helicopter for an extended duration of 30 minutes with 20 minutes flying time, allowing you to get a real appreciation of being a helicopter pilot.

If you decide that you want to take up a career as a helicopter pilot, this flight will contribute towards your training time.

Available at 1 location:

Cumbernauld Airport


This experience entitles one person to the experience


Allow 90 minutes for the full experience. Flying time 20 minutes


Requires favourable weather conditions


Maximum weight 15 stone, minimum age 14


Welcome to observe from the airport building. Facilities and a cafe are available



This voucher is valid for one year from the date of purchase

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