Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles For Two
Take the Controls of a Los Angeles R44 Helicopter With a Guest
Price for 2 participants
Take flight with an hour long flight lesson in a Robinson R44. Your experience begins with 30 minutes of ground school conducted at Long Beach Airport. You will learn how the helicopter flies, the controls, gauge reading, what to look for in conducting the pre-flight inspection and helicopter safety.
After ground instruction, you will have a 30 minute flight lesson, where you will take over the controls with the help of your flight instructor while your guest is seated behind you. Experience most flight conditions including straight and level flight, climbs, turns and descents, plus the most memorable, hovering in order to gain a basic understanding of how to fly the helicopter.
After landing at Long Beach Airport, you and your guest will debrief with the pilot. Take flight with this memorable gift!
What to wear
Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 250lbs, and the maximum combined weight of passengers may not exceed 500lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.
Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation. All participants must have a valid photo ID (passport or driving license).
Gratuity for the Instructor is not included and should be extended following the flight.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-705-006
Good time. Very friendly instructor. Good intro to flying. Felt a little rushed but overall good times.
- Ed - Long Beach, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I have to say that was my greatest experience ever. The instructor was very informative, polite and patience. You can tell he loved what he does. I will deffinitely do this again, and tell others.
- ROBERT DOUGLASS - Los Angeles helicopter, Tuesday, March 19, 2013
It was a 2 hour drive for me, but absolutely worth it!! Xperience days took care of every thing and all we to do was show up. Best Christmas gift ever!!!!!!
- Adam - San Diego, Saturday, January 05, 2013
I surprised my husband with this experience...he loved it! I was in the back and enjoyed it as well...we will be back :)
- Jas - Long Beach, Monday, October 08, 2012
This was an anniversary present for my fiance. He absolutely loved the experience... The classroom and in flight instruction was wonderful! Riding along and taking pictures throughout the flight was a thrill for me as well. To quote my fiance, 'If I ever have trouble deciding on a birthday, holiday, anniversary, etc gift, please get me another helicopter flight lesson!'
- Becky - Santa Monica, CA, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hands down the most thrilling experience ever. I gave this as a birthday gift to my boyfriend and he loved it! He used to work for the company that makes them, so it was much more awesome to be able to fly one of the helicopters he worked on. The instructor Troy, was super helpful. I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone.
- Sorya - Long Beach, Tuesday, August 09, 2011
- Glenn Cazenave - Long Beach, Wednesday, August 03, 2011
My husband is still thanking me for finding this opportunity. It is a unique, very hands on experience and we learnt so much about the mechanics of helicopter and its operation. Jeff was very nice and articulate instructor. If you are an adventurer, this is way to do it, it is easy and accessible, thrilling!
- Zuzana - Long Beach, Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Jeff was a great instructor, most professional and personable...I would recomend this experience to anyone looking for the first time in a helicopter...J
- John - Long Beach LA, Friday, November 26, 2010
My girlfriend bought this for me for Christmas and it was one of the coolest things I have ever done. I actually got to do a lot of flying on my own and now I have something cool to brag about to all of my friends. My girlfriend is the best.
- George - Long Beach, Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I got this for my bf's 25th bday. He is a petroleum engineer which means that he is around helicopters all the time however he had never flew one. He had no idea what we were doing up until the point when he saw the helicopter sign on the front door! He was so happy and so excited! It was hugs and kisses all day long! We are going to take lessons now and get certified to be pilots! Thank you so much Eddie G (our instructor) and Xdays for giving us a great time!
- Marqueta Smith - United States, Friday, February 05, 2010
Everyone at LA Helicopters was fantastic!! I bought the helicopter ride for my dad and husband who were both pilots in the Army. My dad hadn't flown a helicopter in 19 years and my husband 15. They had so much fun. It all came right back them both. The pilot was fantastic!! He made the trip so much fun. I think his name was Louise. We will definitely do it again!
- Shannon - Long Beach, Friday, January 01, 2010
What an experience! Eddie was our instructor and certainly A.D.D. (which is necessary to fly a helicoptor). Had a great time - and surprised how much I actually flew. The hovering exercises were cool as well!
- Rick - Long Beach, Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Got the package for Christmas, for 2, from the coolest girlfriend in the world. The flight was incredible, an amazing feeling. I'm going to get the package for my girl so she can experience the controls. I'll be in the backseat, with fingers crossed.
- Stuart Murphy - LA, Tuesday, February 03, 2009
This was such a great experience. I got this for my boyfriend's birthday and he LOVED it. So much so that he was even telling random strangers that he had just flown a helicopter! I also had a lot of fun going along for the ride and I never felt left out. The instructor was awesome- very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. The only bad thing is that I've totally outdone myself and my future gifts are doomed. Thank you for such a great time.
- Melissa - Long Beach Airport, Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I JUST WANT TO SAY IT WAS GREAT , MY BOYFRIEND LOVE IT!!!!, AT THE BEGING HE THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE NOT GONNA LET HIM FLIGHT BUT HE ACTUALLY DID, HE LOVE IT , THE INSTRUCTOR WAS AMAZING, PATIENT AN VERY FRIENDLY. I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMEND IT. IF YOUR ARE LOOKING SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY OR GIVE AS A GIFT IT IS JUST PERFECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING MY BOYFRIEND SUCH A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT.
- ELIZABETH RAMIREZ - LONG BEACH, Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This was a very good experience. I got it for my birthday and it was a pleasant surprise.
- Sandy - Long Beach, Thursday, August 28, 2008
WOW! Talk about a hands on helicopter flight! Going into this experience, I never imagined that I would be at controls of the helicopter for 25 of the 30 minutes of the flight. The instructor was great, and after about 30 minutes of helicopter education on the ground, we were ready to go. A cool thing about this experience was that at the end, you are given a log book for your time spent learning as a start to your 40 hours required for obtaining a helicopter license. Before the experience, I thought I was only going to be controlling the chopper for 5 minutes or so, now I'm seriously contemplating going through instruction to obtain a license!
- Niraj Lal - Granada Hills, CA, Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Question: Is there spanish speaking instructors?
Answer: Only english speaking instructors are available for the the Hands on Flight Class in Los Angeles.
Question: Hi. My boyfriend in is in a wheelchair. Is this wheelchair accessible, or would there be someone to assist him in transferring from his chair into the helicopter? Thank you!!!
Answer: Thank you for contacting Xperience Days. Our helicopters are not wheelchair accessible. However, there will be people on hand to help transport him from his wheelchair into the helicopter.
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