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Robinson R44 Trial Lesson

The Robinson R44 is an excellent helicopter to fly a trial lesson in. The modern roomy cockpit provides an ideal learning environment and the helicopter's ample power and predictable handling characteristics make it a pleasure to fly. Being a 4 seat helicopter it is also possible for 2 other interested individuals to accompany the student on the flight*.

A trial lesson will involve a ground briefing (often in the cockpit) followed by the flight itself. The primary topics covered within a trial lesson will include;

  • The fundamentals of how the helicopter works
  • The individual flight controls, their purpose and operation
  • A basic understanding of the flight instruments.

After take-off from Shoreham airport the student will have the opportunity to;

  • Manipulate each control in flight and
  • See how the helicopter responds visually or via the cockpit instruments
  • Follow the instructor through on some of more complex manoeuvres
  • Have a go at hovering (on flights of 30 minutes or more)
  • Experience radio communication with air traffic control.

Note: If the student, or those accompanying them, are above 20st (127kg) in weight then please contact us. *Mass and balance restrictions apply.

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  • Yesterday I had a flying lesson on a Robinson R44 helicopter, something I had wanted to try for a long time. I reported to Shoreham / Brighton airport and met my instructor John Davies. He explained things in a very easy to understand way and then we were off. We flew towards Brighton over the beaches. The weather was kind and visibility was good, so good we could see the Isle of Wight in the distance. John let me have some experience of the flight controls and after I relaxed I found it not to difficult to fly reasonably level and in the correct direction/ish. Hovering was something requiring some practice but John soon took control again and I had another try. Mmmm, lots of practise needed, I think. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and recommend you try a flight with John, a man of great skill and limitless patience as helicopters are not the easiest thing to get used to. If you can, have a go, it's great fun and quite an achievement if you can do it. Thank you John, I will come back for another flight lesson soon.
    Christopher Browton
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