Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Grosse Ile Township, MI

Item #: AIR-DET-0020
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Overview

Discover new heights as you try your hand at flying a helicopter with this professional introductory flying lesson in Metro Detroit!

  • Learn to fly at Metro Detroit’s leading helicopter flight school
  • Train in a Robinson R44 – one of the most popular training aircrafts
  • Get ground training before experiencing practical in-flight instruction
  • Take the controls and fly the helicopter as your FAA certified instructor guides you
  • A great introduction for anyone who has considered helicopter flight training!

Grosse Ile Township, MI

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Year-round: 
Daily - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Maximum weight per seat is 300 lbs
  • Student has to be at least 18 years old
  • Student may bring along 1 passenger with a maximum combined weight of 550 lbs
  • Participants must bring a valid ID; liability waiver must be signed
Duration
Introductory flights include either a 30-minutes or 60-minutes of flight time from engine start to engine stop. Both flights include approximately 30-minutes of ground school plus flight time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This tour is available for one student and one passenger, pending weight restrictions.
Spectators
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience may be canceled or rescheduled if weather meets less than minimum requirements as per FAA guidelines and/or there are conditions that do not ensure customer safety and comfort. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Closed-toe shoes are required, and sunglasses are recommended.

For this experience, our partners are taking added measures to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are sanitizing all helicopters between usage and are requiring that their pilots wear masks during the flights. Our partners kindly ask that all participants please bring and wear a mask for the duration of their experience. Participants without masks may not be permitted to participate. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Is there a weight limit?

Maximum weight is 300 lbs per seat; combined weight of all participants must not exceed 550 lbs.

Is there an age limit?

Yes, the student has to be at least 18 years of age. 

Do I need experience?

No experience is necessary. This is considered an introductory flight lesson.

What should I bring with me?

Participants must bring a valid form of ID.

Can I bring a passenger?

Yes, the student may bring 1 passenger to enjoy this experience, pending weight restrictions. 

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
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 submitted your booking and received a confirmation, all bookings for this experience may be rescheduled up to 72 hours prior to your booked date. Once within 72 hours of the booked date, all bookings are final. If you experience is cancelled by the experience provider due to weather or a maintenance issue on the aircraft, you may reschedule directly with the experience provider.

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