Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles

Learn to Pilot a R22 with this Los Angeles Hands-On Helicopter Flight

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$160

Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles

Learn to Pilot a R22 with this Los Angeles Hands-On Helicopter Flight

5 stars rating 35 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Experience the thrill of flying as you take the Controls of a Robinson R22. Your experience begins with 30 minutes of ground school conducted at the helicopter explaining how the helicopter flies, what each control does, how to read the gauges, what to look for in conducting the pre-flight inspection and making sure the helicopter is safe to fly.

After ground instruction is complete, you will take to the air on a 30 minute flight lesson, during which you will take the controls with the help of your flight instructor to see what it is like to pilot the helicopter. This flight is usually conducted at Long Beach Airport and over the local coast line. Students get the chance to experience most flight conditions, including straight and level flight, climbs, turns and descents, plus the most memorable, hovering. 

With the ground school and flight combined, you will have a basic understanding of how to fly the helicopter. This Hands-On Flight will have you piloting the skies making it a memorable experience!

Who Who
The Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for guests.

LocationLocation
California, Long Beach

When When
The Hands-On Helicopter Flight Lesson is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights are offered between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM only on Odd hours of the day.

duration Duration
The LA Hands-On Helicopter Flight has a ground instruction time of 30 minutes and flight time of 30 minutes with total duration of approximately 1 hour.

Weather Weather
The Los Angeles Hands-On Helicopter Flight Lesson may be cancelled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Your flight will take place on the Robinson R22 which provides a very smooth ride and has dual controls.

All participants must have a valid photo ID (passport or driving license). The maximum weight for participants may not exceed 215lbs.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-705-004

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $160


Who Who:
The Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for guests.


When When:
The Hands-On Helicopter Flight Lesson is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights are offered between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM only on Odd hours of the day.


duration Duration:
The LA Hands-On Helicopter Flight has a ground instruction time of 30 minutes and flight time of 30 minutes with total duration of approximately 1 hour.


Weather Weather:
The Los Angeles Hands-On Helicopter Flight Lesson may be cancelled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Your flight will take place on the Robinson R22 which provides a very smooth ride and has dual controls.

All participants must have a valid photo ID (passport or driving license). The maximum weight for participants may not exceed 215lbs.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-705-004


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Chopper Flight 

5 stars

 Totally Awesome!!!! 

- - LONG BEACH

First helicopter piloting experience 

5 stars

 One of the funnest things I have ever done. I was able to fly the helicopter at ~500 feet for a nice trip and attempted to over low to the ground about 5 times. Very challenging. Great instructor and experience. 

- - Long Beach, CA

Awesome experience! 

5 stars

 This was fantastic! It really is hands-on! After a short 'ground school' you get right out there and head out over long beach! My instructor Adam was awesome and super friendly. He made me feel comfortable and even when I felt like I was 'messing up' he was completely calm and encouraging. I'm definitely 'hooked'! The only part I felt was missing was maybe a camera inside to take a few pictures of you 'in action' since there's really no room to take pictures of yourself or the instructor to take one for you. He gladly snapped a few of me on the ground after with my personal camera, but I would've liked a better photo of the experience than me just posing next to it afterword. I would definitely recommend this experience again and again though. 

- - Long Beach Airport

Hands on Helicopter Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 The whole experience was great. Jordan, the instructor was awesome. A quick introduction and some basic aerodynamics, and off we went. You literally fly the Helicopter yourself, it was amazing! 

- - Studio City

Helo ride 

5 stars

 Had a great time. The flight was great and the pilot/instructor was excelent 

- - Long Beach

Do it! 

5 stars

 Great experience. Very professional, know what they are doing and had a great instructor! Couldn't have been better! 

- - Long Beach

Hands-on Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 The personnel contacted were very nice and helpful. The experience was great and all that was expected. Matthew was an excellent instructor and pilot. He was very understanding and was helpful in transfer of controls. I enjoyed it so much I may go back for another lesson. 

- - Torrance, CA

Great Fun! 

5 stars

 I've always wanted to fly a helicopter, and this lived up to my hopes. The flight was basic, just like my first lesson in a private plane, but having the chance to take each of the controls individually and then all together was challenging and fun at the same time. 

- - Santa Monica, CA

Amazing Birthday Present 

5 stars

 My girlfriend gave me this present for my birthday and I think that she chose the right present for me. It was my dream to fly a helicopter and she made it possible. My instructor was really nice and explained everything very well. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves to be up in the air. An additional positive featureis that this 30 minute flight counts towards a helicopter license which is a great opportunity to collect the first 0.5 hours on your hour sheet! 

- - Los Angeles

Experience Day 

5 stars

 One of the best days of my life. The staff are super friendly which helps you relax and have fun. I tell you it's perfect for people like me who've never been in a helicopter before and all ways wanted to try. One of the greatest gifts a person could receive hands down. 

- - Long Beach

Incredible Experience with Excellent Staff 

5 stars

 From the moment I walked in, the staff was polite and very knowledgable. We went through the entire course, starting with theory and ending with my 1st Helicopter lesson. The instructor was calm and very open about learning. The flight was incredible and a must do for any one who's ever had the desire to fly a helicopter. 

- - Long Beacg, CA

Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 Tons of FUN! Good instructor. I loved it. 

- - Culver City

LA Helicopters 

5 stars

 I would recommend this experience to anyone that would like to enjoy a challenge that is also incredibly thrilling. I was a bit nervous at first, but the instructor was so friendly, confident and personable, it instantly became an amazingly fun experience. I will do it again and I suggest to anyone thinking about doing this, GO DO IT!, it is worth every bit of the nominal cost. 

- - Long Beach

Hands on Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 The service was great and I got plenty of hands on flying time. 

- - Long Beach Airport

L.A. Helicopters 

5 stars

 The folks @ L.A. helicopters were fantastic. I was given a thorough introduction to rotor-powered aircraft and later had a very enjoyable flight. It was a warm sunny day so we flew without the doors...truly memorable!! Thanks Experience Days for a really 'great day!' Sincerely, JJ 

- - Los Angeles

Good times! 

5 stars

 It was so much fun and Giles was a great instructor. 

- - LA, CA

Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 I received a gift certificate for this experience, and went down on a Saturday. I've never had flown anything before, but this was a one-of-a-kind experience. After some basic classroom instruction, you go up in a helicopter with an experienced pilot and actually get to take control and fly! I would highly recommend to anyone who likes adventure. 

- - West Hollywood

LA Helicopters 

5 stars

 Tried the demo flight a few years back. Very memorable exprience. Alot more hands on flying compared to other demo flights I've attended. Thumbs up. 

- - Long Beach Airport

Flying High 

5 stars

 This is an experience that will remain with me for the rest of my life. It was a gorgeous day and I could not have asked for a better gift. I recommend everyone to experience this. 

- - Los Angeles

Flying Lesson with Alex 

5 stars

 Alex was a fantastic teacher - really clear and patient - never condescending. The whole experience was more than I ever expected and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves helicopters. 

- - Los Angeles

Great Experience 

5 stars

 My flight instructor was great. He explained everything very well and I learned so much just on my first flight. 

- - Long Beach Airport

Helicopter Training & Pilot 

5 stars

 The training and experience of flying the helicopter was totally awesome! Zach was an enthusiastic and excellent instructor. It's a memory I will treasure. 

- - Long Beach Airport

I Never Want to Drive Again 

5 stars

 I booked this trip for my girlfriend's birthday as surprise. Let's just say we were both blown away at how beautiful the views were and how great the staff treated us. I definitely recommend this and the price is right. We will book again for a longer flight next time. 

- - Northridge

Great Ride 

5 stars

 My experience was great. I loved it and I would love to get my license, Kitty, my instructor, was a great teacher. I would recommend this to everyone. 

- - LA, California

Awesome Experience 

5 stars

 My instructor Luis was excellent, very informative & friendly. This was an experience I wont forget & hope to do again soon. 

- - Fullerton

Whirly Bird 

5 stars

 Luis at Los Angeles helicopters was great! Even dropping my cell phone out of the chopper over Long Beach couldn't rain on my parade. Next time, I'm bringing a phone with a cord. 

- - Los Angeles

Flight School + Helicopter Ride 

5 stars

 I had a fantastic time. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who's looking for a short but fun adventure, and the instructor was marvelous. 

- - Long Beach Airport

Helicopter Ride 

5 stars

 Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome experience! It was a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend and we had such a memorable time. The pilots were so friendly and knowledgeable and it couldn't have been a more beautiful day for the flight. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a special experience for that special person in their life. Thanks again Experience Days and LA Helicopter. 

- - Riverside

Hands On First Flight 

5 stars

 Awesome experience! Very professional and courteous staff at LA Helicopters. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in flying! 

- - Long Beach Airport

Hands on Flight Los Angeles 

5 stars

 My sister gave this to me as a gift for my birthday. It was a truly amazing experience. I am considering going to flight school after this experience. 

- - Los Angeles

LA Helicopters 

5 stars

 Zach was a fantastic instructor. He taught me how to maneuver the helicopter fairly well considering it was my first flight. I got to circle the Queen Mary and hover. The only bad thing I can say is that the weather wasn't great and if I could do it again, I'd try to do it without a revervation (not sure if that's possible) so I could pick a clear and sunny day. 

- - Long Beach

Hands On Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 'WOW!!! You really do take ALL the controls and fly the helicopter. What an awesome experience (and a great birthday present)! The entire staff at Los Angeles Helicopters were so nice and eager to make this a once in a lifetime Experience.' 

- - Long Beach Airport (Saturday Oct 4, 2008)

Hands On Helo Flight 

5 stars

 This experience was not cheesy like I thought it would be. I flew the helo right after take-off. I flew it over the beach and back to the airfield. At that point I hovered the helo and turned 360 degrees in 90 degree increments while hovering without any assistance by the instructor. It was one of the best things I have ever done! 

- - Los Angeles

Chopper Pilot 

5 stars

 Everything was just as advertised. It was a beautiful day and Weston was a very good instructor. I have a private pilots license so flying was familiar, but controlling a helicopter is very different. Straight and level, climbs and turns were no problem, but hovering was something else. I held it in place for a little over a minute but then lost it. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in flying. Flying with no doors and being able to look straight down was a real kick. 

- - Long Beach Airport

Flight School 

5 stars

 Zach was an excellent instructor and Luis was a gentleman and friendly. 

- - Long Beach Airport

Question: I was just wondering how old you have to be to take this introductory helicopter flight lesson?

Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The minimum age for the Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles is 16; and anyone under the age of 18 needs signed consent from their parent or guardian.

Question: Is there room for an extra passenger? I'd like to bring my partner.

Answer: No additional passengers may ride along on the Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles as the helicopter used only holds two people. If you would like to bring a guest along as a passenger you would be required to upgrade to the Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles For Two.

Question: I was planing to give this Helicopter Flight Lesson for my boyfriend, but he weighs between 245 and 250 pounds, would that be a problem?

Answer: Unfortunately the maximum weight limit for this experience is 215 pounds. Participants who exceed this limit are not eligible to participate in Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles.

We do offer another helicopter experience with a higher weight limit R44 Helicopter Flight Lesson in Los Angeles.

Question: Is there a fuel charge added to the flight?

Answer: The Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles price includes all taxes and fees.