Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Broomfield, CO

Item #: AIR-DEN-0017
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Discover the unparalleled thrill of flying a helicopter when you learn to fly near Denver!
  • Fly with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • Start with 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by a pre-flight briefing
  • Take to the air for approximately 40 minutes and practice skills such as straight and level flying, climbing, descending and hovering
  • Enjoy incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Denver and more!
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport - Broomfield, CO
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Daily - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

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Essential Information
  • To fly in the R-22 helicopter the student must weigh no more than 200 lbs
  • To fly in the R-44 helicopter the student cannot exceed 290 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
  • No experience necessary
Participants can expect to be at the airport for 1.5 hours with approximately 40 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 is for 1 participant 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. Loose clothing is not permitted.

For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to ensure that they help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are sanitizing all helicopters between flights. Additionally, hand sanitizer will be available for use. Our partners kindly ask that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell, or have a known exposure within the last 14 days. 

What type of helicopter is used for the lesson?

Depending on the option selected, you will fly in a Robinson R-22 or a Robinson R-44 helicopter. Each of the helicopters are maintained to the highest standard, reliable and unique.

Are there any age, height or weight restrictions?

Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent. There are no height requirements. Participants that weigh more than 200 pounds must choose the Robinson R-44 flight option.  

What if the weather is bad?

Safety is the top priority of your flight instructor. In the event of inclement weather, you will work directly with your flight instructor to reschedule. Always contact the experience provider on the day of your flight lesson with any questions regarding weather concerns.

Do I need any experience?

No experience is necessary! This is considered an introductory flight lesson.

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 Cloud 9 Living.

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.

Customer Reviews
(11 reviews)
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“I was a complete novice going into this, learned a lot and had a blast. Jed was a great instructor. Thanks!”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Brena, thanks for the awesome review! Jed is pretty great so we're glad you had such a blast. Have a great weekend! Kindly, Kelsey
“Great instructor!”
“Had a great flight!”
“An excellent, informative, and instructional experience !”
“David was the instructor who worked with me. Very professional and easy to work with. Had a great time and got a good amount of stick time to try out a new flying skill.”
“It was great. I received very precise instruction and had a wonderful time. It was my first experience flying in a helicopter. I would definitely love to attempt it again sooner than later.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Matthew, we're so thrilled that your first experience flying in a helicopter was so wonderful. We'd love to see you back soon for another attempt! Have a great weekend! Cheers, Kelsey
“Can I give more stars? The most amazing birthday present, Ever!”
“Well if you’ve never flown a helicopter I don’t know what to say... “do it!” But seriously it was a fantastic experience, highly recommend.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Kayla, I think "do it!" definitely covers our feelings towards learning to fly a helicopter as well! Thanks for sharing your experience with us and Happy New Year! Best, Kelsey
“The experience was incredible, and the instructor was wonderful. Helicopters have always fascinated me. There's just something about them which seems so much more incredible than airplanes. I can't explain it. Taking off vertically, slowly, just feels amazing, almost as if it shouldn't even be possible. What a rush it was to not only be able to experience that, but to be somewhat in control of it! And then, once we were in the air, to be able to take full control was unbelievable and fascinating. I cannot believe how delicate helicopter controls are. No amount of explaining it would've been enough; I needed to feel it for myself. Once back on the ground, my instructor continued to be fantastic, offering to take my picture with my wife (who hadn't flown) next to the helicopter, giving a tour of the hanger, chatting about other helicopters, the industry, and more. Really just such a wonderful afternoon. And special thanks to Cloud9 for existing. The idea of giving experiences as gifts is a great one. I'm glad my wife found you.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Jeff thanks so much for the amazing review and we are so glad your wife found us too!!! Being in a helicopter truly is an inexplicable experience so I can only imagine how you felt getting to LEARN how to fly one! You are so right though, taking off vertically shouldn't be possible but we're so happy it is and we're even happier to know that you were able to feel the rush of flying a helicopter. We would LOVE to get you and your wife out on more incredible experiences so just let us know when you're ready for the next adventure!!! Cheers, Kelsey
“Had an outstanding experience with Colorado Heli-Ops. Grace was patient, encouraging and a great coach.”
“This was an excellent tutorial and beginning flight. I enjoyed it immensely. And the photos were a bonus! ”

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