A once in a lifetime opportunity to take the controls of a Helicopter designed specifically with 10 – 16 year olds in mind.

  • One-to-One briefing with a helicopter pilot
  • 6 – 8 minute flight (rotors running) in our popular Robinson R22 2-seater helicopter
  • An opportunity to take the controls and see how exhilarating it is to fly!
  • Tour of Elstree Aerodrome
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Photos and DVD footage from your experience are available to purchase after your flight
  • Opportunity to discuss a career within the aviation industry and flight training

The experience begins with a one to one safety briefing, where a pilot will explain how the helicopter flies and how to control the aircraft. This will be followed by a tour of the Aerodrome a member of our ground handling team will take you to the aircraft when after a photo opportunity, you will meet your instructor and take your seat in the helicopter. Once onboard you will wave to the in-flight camera, it will be time for take-off.

You will then soar above the famous Elstree Airfield whilst loved ones watch from the ground. Your instructor will decide when it is appropriate for you to take the controls and truly feel what it is like to FLY! The lesson concludes with a hover challenge where you will try and maintain the R22 in a well controlled hover for as long as possible.

Once landed you will be escorted back to the Flying School where you can purchase any of your photos; printed or on a USB. This is a great keepsake to WOW your friends and family with your flying skills and relive the moment again and again!

During your visit please enjoy our flying school facilities; browse some of our modern art or play our pinball machine. We have a few toys to keep little ones amused and there is a cafe located at the Aerodrome should you need a snack.

For more info or to book please contact info@elstreehelicopters.co.uk or call 0208 099 7766



For health and safety reasons, you must be able to speak and understand English to participate in any of our helicopter lesson or experiences. Height, weight and age restrictions apply. For full booking terms and conditions please click here.