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Ultimate Helicopter Flying Lesson, 1 hour Experience, Cumbernauld
- Take controls of a Robinson R22 helicopter for a trial flying lesson
- 60 minutes flying time gives you the ultimate opportunity to fly a helicopter
- Also includes 10 minutes pre flight training in a state of the art simulator
Flying a helicopter is one of the most challenging forms of 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. Before you even get in to the air craft, you will do a 10 minute familiarisation run in the state of the art simulator. You’ll learn the aerodynamic and power characteristics of a helicopter including how to use the cyclic, the collective, the pedals and the throttle.
After you experience in the simulator, you’ll be briefed for your flight in the real thing! 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.
Enjoy this 60 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.
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