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Can you hover a helicopter? at Ards Airport

£110.00 inc. VAT

Helicopter trial lesson
Can you hover a helicopter?
A short trial lesson which concentrates on that unique capability of a helicopter, to hover. Can YOU do it?

This experience will last a total of approx. 45 minutes, with approx. 15 minutes spent in the air. (We don't compromise on your time in the air. When comparing us with others, check the small print and the time actually spent in the air.)

What's included

You will join your instructor in the briefing room where he or she will explain and show you the three important controls of a helicopter and what they do. You'll also discuss airfield safety, and how the cockpit intercom system works.

Then it's out to the machine to get some pictures and get strapped in.

Obviously, the instructor will handle the starting of the engine but you'll be involved in the pre-flight checks before 'I have control' and the instructor gets you airborne.

Just a little dodge around at a bit of altitude to let you gauge the sensitivity of the controls and then back to eorth. Or just above it!

Then you'll try to hover it. The boss of flights4all flies aeroplanes but he has had a go at this and says it's like rubbing your tummy and tapping your head at the same time. If you can manage ten seconds you are a natural (he managed four). Of course, the instructor will be able to tell when it is time to take back control and let you have another go...

Special Conditions

* Weight limit 17 stone / 107kg / 238lbs
* Hover challenge flight are not flown every day, but frequently enough to make fixing up a date very easy


Each voucher entitles one person to participate in this experience. The voucher is transferable, which means that anyone can use it. The voucher remains valid for bookings for 9 months from the date of purchase. Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for your event.

Booking your event

We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important for weekend events.


Event takes place at Ards Airport in County Down
County Down BT23 8SG.


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