Flying Experiences

Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Zelienople, PA

From: $460.00 4 Options Available
Based on 30 Minute Flight in a R44 Helicopter for 1 Student
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Zelienople, PA

Discover the thrill of flying when you Learn to Fly a Helicopter near Pittsburgh!

  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor teaches you the basics of flying and lets you take control of the aircraft
  • Fly in a uniquely designed Robinson R44 - one of the most popular flight training helicopters in the world
  • Learn flying skills that may include climbing, descending, and hovering
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pennsylvania landscape!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

Monday through Friday - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Maximum weight limit for flights in the R-44 helicopter is 285 lbs per passenger
  • Maximum combined weight of both student and passenger cannot exceed 540 lbs 
  • Please bring a government issued ID with you on your scheduled date
  • No experience necessary
  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older, and parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18
  • A headset will be provided
  • Helicopter is equipped with a heater for tours during the winter months
Approximately 30 or 60 minutes of flight time depending on the option selected. Total experience time is about 30 minutes longer than the flight time selected.
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
For flights in the R-44 helicopter, the student may bring 1 additional passenger if the option is selected, but the total weight of the student plus passenger cannot exceed 540 lbs, and each individual must weigh no more than 285 lbs.
Spectators are welcome to watch the take-off and landing from the viewing area at the airport.
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.
Do I need experience?
No experience is necessary!
What kind of helicopter is used for this flight lesson?

You will learn to fly in a Robinson R44 helicopter.

Can I take someone up in the air with me?

If the option is selected, a passenger may come along with you, pending weight restrictions. Individual weights in the Robinson R-44 may not exceed 285 lbs and the combined weights may not exceed 540 lbs.

Are there any age or weight restrictions?

All participants must be 16 years of age or older. Participants under the age of 18 will need parental consent prior to the experience. Maximum weight limits for all flights in the R44 is 285 lbs per passenger and 540 lbs combined. Maximum weight limit for all flights in the Enstrom is 295 lbs for one student.

What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a government issued ID with you to the airport.
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 14 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. 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.

Zelienople Municipal Airport - Zelienople, PA

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