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Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Lawrenceville, GA

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Learn what it takes to fly a helicopter firsthand as you take over the controls during this introduction flight lesson! 

  • Learn from FAA Certified Flight Instructors with over 40 years of combined experience
  • Take the controls of one of the most popular instruction helicopters in the world 
  • You'll start with a brief ground instruction before taking to the sky to learn basic skills 
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlanta landscape as you pilot a helicopter! 
Gwinnett County Airport - Lawrenceville, GA
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Monday through Saturday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • To fly in the R-22 helicopter the student must weigh no more than 220 lbs
  • For flights in the R-44 helicopter, the student may bring up to 2 additional passengers but the total weight of the student plus passengers must be no more than 450 lbs, and each individual must weigh no more than 275 lbs
  • No experience necessary
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
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Maximum Participants
Flights in the R-22 helicopter are limited to just the individual student. For flights in the R-44 helicopter, the student may bring up to 2 additional passengers but the total weight of the student plus passengers cannot exceed 450 lbs, and each individual must weigh no more than 275 lbs.
Additional spectators beyond the student and any passengers (subject to the limitations above) are not allowed in the helicopter but are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the takeoff.
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.
Is there a height or weight restriction?
Yes, the student in the R-22 helicopter must weigh less than 220 lbs. For the R-44 helicopter, individuals must be less than 275 lbs and the participants total combined weight must be less than 450 lbs.
Do I need previous experience?

No, this hands-on lesson is designed for beginners.

Is there an age requirement?
There is no specific age requirement for this experience, however, the participant does need to be tall enough to reach the pedals.
Can I bring a passenger?

Flights in the R-22 helicopter are limited to the individual student. For flights in the R-44 helicopter, the student may bring up to 2 additional passengers as long as they do not exceed the weight limit. 

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 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

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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
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“Great experience. Very friendly instructor. Beautiful views.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Michael, Thank you for taking a moment to share with us how amazing your flight was! There really is no comparison to the views of the sky while learning how to take full control of a helicopter. Sounds like an unforgettable flight. Cheers to your new memories! Kind Regards, Brianna 
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi there, We are so happy to hear you had a 5 star experience and that it was so awesome! There is nothing like being able to get up in the air and have an amazing flight! We hope to see you back again soon for more memorable experiences! Kind Regards, Brianna 
“It was so much fun and the pilot was so nice and setting up the experience was so easy”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks so much for the great review, Michelle! We're so glad you had so much fun and enjoyed your pilot as well. We hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Best, Kelsey
“Exciting. Great staff”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Joel, we're glad you had an exciting experience and enjoyed the staff as well. Hope you have a great weekend! Best, Kelsey
“Ron was fantastic. Well worth every penny. It was a great experience. Highly recommend.”
“The pilot was great in their explanation of how to control & fly the helicopter. At 65 I was nerves at first and excited to have such a great opportunity to learn how and what it takes to fly a helicopter with an experienced pilot who was professional and patient. I plan to do it again”
“Great experience. Pilot was extremely knowledgeable. Felt safe which made it fun.”
“Fantastic intstructur, was very rewarding and exciting”
“It's very difficult to learn at the 1st time. But the experience was great.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Good Morning Roger!  I am so happy to read you had a great time on your Introduction to flying a helicopter! I hear it gets easier with practice so hopefully we see you again soon for another try! Thank you for writing in! All the best,  Chelsea 
“From the moment you answered the phone, to assisting us with a next day reservation when initially it was not available from your patience in my getting back, to the professional instruction and amazing, safe and inspiring experience Scott reflected --- the entire experience was first class. If retaining us as chopper owners for an additional lease was part of your goal, you may have achieved this. We've only to work out timing and particulars. Thank you for everything! ”
“Really enjoyed the adventure that my family booked for me. I plan to go back with my pilot for a date with my wife and have him give us a tour of the area.”
“Absolutely fantastic! Ron Carroll is the man! The views from the helicopter were out of this world. Ron is a great teacher, so much so that I actually checked into what it would take to get a helicopter pilot license.”
“The instructor was very friendly and extremely good at explaining things. They were also very accommodating due to multiple weather delays. I could not have asked for a better experience.”
“One of the best experience I had. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would take a lesson in the future. ”
“Thank you all for this wonderful experience! I was the envy of all my peers. Thank you to Bill, my instructor, for an excellent flight. I'll never forget this.”
“It was incredible! We can't wait to book another session!”
“Simply fantastic!”
“This was definitely something on my bucket list and it did not disappoint. I have a new appreciation for helicopter pilots now knowing how much goes into controlling a helicopter that is in the air. The instructor was very thorough on everything from the history to mechanics and controls of the helicopter we flew and was very patient while I struggled to get the hang of keeping it flying smooth. I will definitely be back for at least another lesson and honestly am considering pursuing my private license. Great experience!”
“My flight instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable, making the experience very pleasurable with no safety concerns. The experience was on-time and exactly what I had been told from the beginning. I would and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for a unique experience or a unique gift. Thanks a lot. ”
“Amazing experience. Bill was an excellent instructor and spent time with me before flying to walk me through the helicopter components, controls, and questions. Once in the air, he was able to provide simple and clear guidance to help me eventually take the majority of the controls while we were in the air. It was very fun! Note that this experience is not for those afraid of heights, flying, or turbulence. The wind pushes the tiny helicopter around, there are no doors, and you are 500ft+ off the ground. ”
“I surprised my husband with this for our honeymoon. He is always talking about how cool it would be to be able to fly and I made his dreams come true. Our flight instructor with Blue Ridge Helicopters was great! He was so friendly and very knowledgeable which made us feel safe and comfortable. The flight it self didn't last quite as long as I would have liked but it was great. I will be using Cloud 9 Living again for any future surprises! :) Thank you!! ”
“The helicopter company is a top notch outfit. My instructor pilot, Bill, was also great and was very knowledgeable. I felt safe the entire time of flight in the Robinson 22. I would recommend this discovery flight to others.”
“Had a totally amazing time up in the helicopter, did this for my hubby for his 30th birthday! It was my first time up in a helicopter and it was his first time flying one! Ron was our pilot-- he was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks Ron for a great experience”
“The flight was fabulous. I enjoyed every second of it.”

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