Flying Experiences

Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Auburn, CA

From: $465.00 2 Options Available
Based on 30 Minute Flight in R-22: 1 Student
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Auburn, CA
Take the controls of a Robinson R-44 helicopter when you Learn to Fly a Helicopter near Sacramento!
  • Learn from an experienced, Certified FAA Flight Instructor
  • Start with 30 minutes of ground school and a pre-flight check of the aircraft
  • Learn how the helicopter flies, what each control does and how to read gauges prior to flying
  • Take control of the helicopter mid-air and practice skills that may include straight and level flying, climbing, descending, and hovering
  • Fly high above the Sierra Foothills!
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-Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
*Pending pilot availability

Essential Information
  • To fly in the R-22 helicopter the student must weigh no more than 200 lbs
  • For flights in the R-44 helicopter, the student may bring up to 1 additional passengers but the total weight of the student plus passengers must be no more than 400 lbs, and each individual must weigh no more than 300 lbs
  • Valid government issued 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
Participants can expect to be at the airport for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and the experience includes 30 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
This experience for 1 student and up to 1 passenger, depending on the option selected.
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.
What type of helicopter will the lesson take place in?
This flight lesson will take place in a Robinson R-44 helicopter, one of the most popular training aircraft in the world.
Are there any age, height or weight requirements?
Yes, participants must be at least 16 years of age with a valid form of ID. There are no height requirements. The weight of each individual students and/or passenger may not exceed 280 pounds.
Do I need any flying experience?
No flying experience is necessary! This is considered an introductory flight lesson.
What if the weather is bad?
If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with your pilot. Once your flight is booked, always contact your experience provider with questions regarding weather conditions.

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. 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 flight is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule directly with your experience provider.

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