Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Schaumburg, IL

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Learn to Fly a Helicopter as you take the controls of an extremely maneuverable OH-6A helicopter!

  • Fly with an experienced FAA-certified flight instructor
  • You'll get an introduction into the operation of a helicopter and the theory of flight, and actually take the controls of the helicopter
  • Bring along a friend to ride as a passenger and share the experience
  • Experience the unparalleled sensation of flight as you take the controls of a helicopter
  • No experience necessary!
Schaumburg Regional Airport -Schaumburg, IL
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Daily - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Small camera bags and purses are permitted at the discretion of the pilot and are subject to search
  • Individual participant weight cannot exceed 280 lbs
  • Combined participant weight cannot exceed 750 lbs
Flight time varies from 30 to 45 minutes depending on the option selected. Flight time is calculated from engine start to engine stop.
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Maximum Participants
The student may bring along 1 passenger.
Spectators are not allowed beyond the 1 passenger the student may choose to bring along for the flight.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend bring a light jacket with you.
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Can I bring a passenger?
Yes, the student can bring along one passenger.
Do I need previous experience?

No, this hands-on lesson is designed for beginners.

What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
We always recommend contacting your pilot on the day of your experience if you have any concerns regarding weather. In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather you can reschedule directly with your pilot.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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