Who hasn’t had the childhood dream of flying a helicopter…at HeliPower we can make that dream come true! Take the controls of a helicopter with one of our experienced and enthusiastic instructors and experience the thrill of helicopter flying.
On the day of the flight the recipient will meet the instructor and receive a short briefing on the controls and how the helicopter flies. Then its time to walk out and takeoff over the beautiful Co. Down scenery. Once at a safe height the student can take control and fly the helicopter. After returning to the airfield the student can try hovering...the hardest and most addictive part of flying a helicopter. The instructor can also demonstrate some advanced low level maneuvers.
The student can fly as much or as little as they are comfortable with. For the longer duration of flights, students can decide where the helicopter flies, just ask on the day.
Friends and family can come along and watch from the viewing area and enjoy a coffee in Cloud 9 cafe while you fly.
R22 helicopter trial Lesson
What to expect
This thrilling helicopter experience is perfect for those wishing to get a taste of flight. Departing from the helipads past all of the fixed wing aircraft, you will go from hovering to fly a circuit of the airfield and Scrabo Tower taking in views of Strangford Lough and the Ards peninsula. You will climb up to around 1500 feet and reach speeds of 120mph before approaching back to the hover and some low level maneuvres before landing. Why not add a glass of bubbly to make the day even more special. Maximimum Age 99, Minimum Age 6, Maximum Weight (per person) 20stone/275lbs/120 Kg