Learn to Fly a Helicopter


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Take the controls of a Robinson R-22 helicopter when you Learn to Fly a Helicopter near Salt Lake City!

  • Learn from experienced, FAA CertifiedFlight Instructors
  • Start with a 15-minute awareness training, pre-flight check of the aircraft then spend approximately 30 minutes flying
  • You'll practice skills that may include straight and level flight, climbing, descending, and hovering
  • Fly in high elevation conditions near the Salt Lake City metro area and beautiful Wasatch Mountains!

Spanish Fork, UT

When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Monday through Saturday - 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

Essential Information
  • To fly in the R-22 helicopter the student must weigh no more than 200 pounds
  • Photo ID is required
  • Participants must be 16 years or older
  • Parental consent form must be signed for students under 18 years old
  • Headsets with a two-way communication system are provided
  • No experience necessary
Approximately 15-30 minutes of pre-flight briefing and 30 minutes of flight time with a total experience duration near 75 minutes.
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
This flight is for 1 student only.
Spectators are welcome to observe take-off and landing from a viewing area located at the heliport.
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. This is considered an introductory flight lesson.
What should I bring with me?
Participants must bring a valid form of ID.
Are there any weight restrictions for this experience?
Weight restrictions do apply based on the option selected. For the R-22 option, the student must weigh no more that 220 pounds. For the R-44 option, the students weight may not exceed 280 pounds.
Are there any age restrictions?
Participants must be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 will need parental consent.

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. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience and may incur a fee of up to $55. 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 directly with your experience provider.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 1 reviews.
My husband enjoyed his experience. He plans on doing it again.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Tonya!  I am so happy to hear that Nathaniel enjoyed his special gift! You are such a great gift-giver to give him an experience that is not only so unique, but one that he thoroughly enjoyed -- Way to go! We love that he is considering a second round; this is truly a testament to your awesome gift-giving skills.  Best, Sophia 
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