Hands-On Helicopter Flight in Los Angeles

Learn to Pilot a R22 During a Hands on Discovery Flight Lesson From Long Beach

LA Hands-On Helicopter Options (optional):
  • One Hour Hands-On Helicopter Flight Extend your flight time by 30 minutes and take the controls of an R22 for a total of 60 minutes!

    + $135 Total: $280
  • Hands-On Helicopter Flight With Guest Upgrade to an Robinson R44 and bring up to two guests as passengers to watch your Flight Lesson.

    + $135 Total: $280
  • One Hour Hands-On Helicopter Flight With Guest Extend your flight time by 30 minutes and take the controls of an Robinson R44 for a total of 60 minutes and bring up to two guests as passengers to watch your Flight Lesson.

    + $370 Total: $515

About This Experience

General Information hide

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!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Long Beach, California

Who Is Included hide

The Hands-On Helicopter Flight In Los Angeles Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant.

This experience is not suitable for guests.

When It Is Offered hide

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

How Long Is It hide

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, unless and extended option is added.

Weather hide

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

What To Wear hide

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

Additional Information hide

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

Participation is limited to individuals who are 14 and older weighing less than 215lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

If an option is added that takes place in an R44, each participant must weigh less than 250lbs and the maximum combined weight of all passengers may not exceed 500lbs.

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.


Reservation Information hide

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.

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