Learn to Fly a Helicopter

McMinnville, OR

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Overview

Learn how to fly a helicopter from an FAA certified flight instructor near Portland!

  • FAA certified flight instructor with over 40 years' experience
  • You will pilot one of the most popular instruction helicopters in the world
  • Start with a brief ground lesson before taking to the sky and taking the controls
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Oregon wine country below
  • No experience necessary!
McMinnville, OR
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Year-Round:
Monday through Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • To fly the R-22 the participant must be no taller than 6'6" and weigh no more than 220 lbs
  • To fly the R-44 the participant must weigh no more than 300 lbs. There is no height limit.
  • All participants must be at least 13 years of age
  • No experience necessary.
Duration
Approximately 40 minutes of flight time. Plan on being onsite for about 2 hours to include enough time for ground school, orientation, etc.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 student per helicopter
Spectators
Spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the takeoff.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather 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; flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended.
Are there any height or weight restrictions?
Yes, for the R-22 the participant must be no taller than 6'6" and weigh no more than 220 lbs. To fly the R-44 the participant must weigh no more than 300 lbs.
Do I need experience?
No experience is necessary. This flight is considered an introductory flight and is meant to be fun and exciting for everyone!
Is there an age requirement?
All participants must be at least 13 years of age.
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.
Can I bring a passenger?
Only one student is allowed per helicopter. However, spectators are welcome to watch and take pictures of the takeoff and landing.

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 scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. 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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