Going Solo!

Going Solo!

What an amazing summer for our students! Over the past 2 months 3 of our students have achieved their dream – to fly SOLO! Zeeshan Ali has completed his 1st solo hover and circuits. Cabri G2 student Nick Reeves took a giant leap towards his ppl(h) by completing his 1st solo into local area, as did James Vernon in the Robinson R22. While our poster boy Max Gale passed his skills test with Capt. Phil Speechley and has passed his PPL(H). He is now officially Captain Max Gale and has already undertaken his 1st self fly hire hour! A huge congratulations to all of them and we wish them continued … Continue reading »
World Helicopter Day 16th August

World Helicopter Day 16th August

16th August sees the return of World Helicopter Day! World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them, with events being held internationally. If you haven't done so before, this is the excuse you have been waiting for to give rotary flight a go! To book email lessons@elstreehelicopters.co.uk or call 0208 099 7766
Group Lesson

Group Lesson

Elstree Helicopters are now offering a group lesson in the Robinson R44. With approx. 8-10 mins per person at the controls and a total of 25-30mins of time in the aircraft, this is a great way to test your piloting skills and take in the view during your flight. The Round Robinson experience can be booked for 1-3 people at £198 per person. To book email lessons@elstreehelicopters.co.uk or call 0208 099 7766
Circuit Challenge

Circuit Challenge

The Circuit Challenge is a great way of finding out what it is like to fly a helicopter and super fun too! This challenge includes the following; 6-8 minute flight (rotors running) in our popular Robinson R22 2-seater helicopter A pre-flight technical and safety briefing You’ll discover the principles of flight, how the helicopter flies and is controlled, including start-up and shut down procedures An opportunity to take the controls of the helicopter whilst under the careful supervision of a highly skilled and experienced flying instructor. Post-flight debrief and the chance to purchase any photos or DVD footage from your flight. Certificate of Achievement During your visit please enjoy our … Continue reading »
Join us on a trip to the Isle of Wight!

Join us on a trip to the Isle of Wight!

Take flight across the water to the Isle of Wight for another Elstree Helicopters outing on Wednesday 15th July Open to pilots, students and helicopter enthusiasts, this trip will have an early start from Elstree Aerodrome and take us across four Counties before crossing the Solent strait to the Isle of Wight. After circumnavigating the island we will land for a spot of lunch at one of the local restaurants. After a quick souvenir shop we will lift off for another birds eye view of the island before heading back home. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to fly over land and sea and visit this incredible English gem! … Continue reading »
Cabri G2 Open Day

Cabri G2 Open Day

Celebrate the arrival of our NEW Cabri G2 by joining us at our ‘invitation only’ Open Day on 2nd May from 10am til 6pm. This event is dedicated to getting up, close and personal with this state-of-the-art helicopter, perfect for pilots, students and budding captains such as yourselves A Cabri G2 experiences on the day are available to pre-book at with 50% off and there’ll be a chance to take a tour around the helicopter and see what makes the Cabri G2 such a popular choice for training. You will also have the opportunity to discuss PPL(H) training with our instructors, pilots and students and to look around the flying … Continue reading »
Flying Pig and Elstree Helicopters at Jimmy’s Science Festival

Flying Pig and Elstree Helicopters at Jimmy’s Science Festival

On Sunday 22nd March we will be flying up to Jimmy Doherty’s Farm aka ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ in Suffolk to attend their Science and Nature Festival where we will be displaying our as the fabulous NEW helicopter - The Guimbal Cabri G2 as part 1 of it’s UK launch. During the day our owner Capt. Paul White will be on hand to talk about the Cabri G2 and of course discuss learning to fly either as a hobby or a career. Fingers crossed Jimmy Doherty will try his hand at piloting this incredible machine at some point too. There will also be a chance on the day to have your photo … Continue reading »
Le Touquet trip – FULLY BOOKED!

Le Touquet trip – FULLY BOOKED!

WOW! What an incredible response to our Le Touquet trip and we are now FULL! The date is now confirmed as Saturday 21st March (weather permitting) and will be the largest group yet. We will meet at Elstree Aerodrome and head off in formation. Once landed we will head for the sea, where we will lunch (dejeuner) at one of the restaurants along the beach. After an opportunity to grab a few souvenirs in the town we will head back to Blighty, where of course the grand finale of our excursion will be the magnificent view of The White Cliffs of Dover. Missed out this time? Follow our trip on … Continue reading »
Our new website goes LIVE

Our new website goes LIVE

A year in the making our fab new website is now LIVE! With great training advice and up-to-date offers and events this is a terrific source of information for anyone interested in helicopters, from budding pilots to PPL veterans. With some stunning photography by www.mementosphotography.co.uk and our featured ‘Try before you buy!’ training and experience videos, you can see what we’re all about... a warm, welcoming flying school, training safe, confident pilots without breaking the bank. Have a browse through our pages and tell us what you think.