A Trial Helicopter Lesson is for those who are pondering taking up lessons towards achieving the PPL(H) or even eventually the CPL(H). Everyone must start somewhere, and right here is better than anywhere. What have you got to lose?
This flight is a genuine lesson within the approved flight training syllabus, which means it is counted towards your Licence. If you then want to go ahead and learn, we have already taken the first step.
The Trial Lesson is actually a combination of a few of the early exercises, consisting of a ground briefing on a few safety points, an ‘air experience’ and the ‘effects of controls’ exercise.
Essentially this means that as well as your Instructor demonstrating a number of manoeuvres required to gain the Licence, you will be briefed to take full control of the aircraft and use each control to gain an understanding of how helicopters actually fly.
These early stages are arguably the most important. A proper understanding of the basics forms a solid foundation to build upon when trying to create a fully competent and safe Helicopter Pilot.
The preflight briefing length is roughly half an hour.
Time in the Helicopter is 30 minutes with an airborne time of 25 minutes.
After your flight you will be given a Pilot’s Log Book to legally log your flight. A member of the team will also be available should you wish to discuss gaining your Pilot’s Licence.