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Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Westchester, NY

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Ever dreamed of flying a helicopter? Well, now's your chance to make your dreams come true with this Learn to Fly experience!

  • Fly with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and top rated provider on TripAdvisor
  • Enjoy the spectacular aerial views of Westchester County
  • Once in the air, your instructor will hand over the controls and you can experience the art of flight
  • No previous flight experience necessary!
Westchester County Airport - White Plains, NY
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Daily: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Maximum weight for the R44 helicopter is 250 lbs per person and 500 lbs combined 
    • Photo ID is required for students and passengers
    • Participants must be 14 years or older
    • Parental consent form must be signed for students under 18 years old
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are not allowed on flights
    • Flight lessons are not permitted in New York City airspace
    • Price includes $25 per person airport facility fee
    • Upon confirmation our pilots will be sending you additional information including the ground instruction video to watch prior to your experience.
    Participants can expect to be at the airport for approximately 1.5-2 hours, depending on the option selected (30 or 60 minutes of flight time).
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Flights in the R-44 helicopter are for 1 student and 1 passenger, pending weight restrictions.
    The experience provider can't accommodate non-flying customers on the premises due to airport security.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather and helicopter maintenance dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, your pilot will work with you to reschedule your experience.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Please avoid wearing any loose articles of clothing (i.e. scarfs, hats, etc.) which could fly away around spinning rotors. Sunglasses are recommended.

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measure to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are thoroughly disinfecting the helicopters between all flights, as well as restricting the flights to private flights only. Our partners kindly ask that all guests wash their hands or utilize their hand sanitizer prior to boarding. All guests must bring and wear a face mask during the entirety of their experience. Participants will not be permitted to fly without a mask. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Do I need previous flight experience?

    No! This is an introductory flight lesson, so no previous flight experience is necessary.

    Is there a minimum age requirement for this flight lesson?
    The recommended minimum age is 14 years. Any child under 18 years old must have parental consent to fly.
    What happens in the case of bad weather?
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider directly if you have any concerns regarding weather. If the provider needs to cancel your flight due to inclement weather, they will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight time.
    How high up will I go?

    The helicopters will go up to 1,500 feet in the air.

    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, no refunds will be given. Cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 48 hours prior to your experience but are subject to a $50 fee per person. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel or reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather or aircraft maintenance, you will reschedule your experience directly with the experience provider.

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