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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Post COVID the flight school at Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport has become busy with students either catching up with their courses or fulfilling the things they always wanted to do rather than putting it off to another day.

In the past HeliFly has acted as a sales agent for the school, but with their diary sometimes full we have decided to refer visitors to our website directly to the school rather than be a middle man.

The button below will take you from the HeliFly website and into that of Advance Helicopters. Their expert instructors can start you on your journey to becoming a helicopter pilot or give you a taste of what it's like to be in control of one of the world's ultimate flying machines.

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  • Such an amazing experience 😍 Everyone was professional & very friendly. I would definitely recommend Helifly to anyone wishing to fly in a helicopter.
    Helen Stracey
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