Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Philadelphia, PA

From: $350
Item #: AIR-NJE-0003
Learn to fly a helicopter under the careful guidance and supervision of a certified flight instructor!
  • FAA certified flight instructor with over 1,000 hours of flight time and an incident free safety record
  • Take the controls of a meticulously prepared Robinson R-44 helicopter
  • Includes 30 or 60 minutes of actual flight time plus pre-flight helicopter instruction and post-flight discussion with your instructor
  • No experience necessary

Option & Pricing:
Please select an option above.
Our Price Guarantee »

E-Voucher Delivery (view sample voucher)

Print or Email Instantly! You can also choose your send date.

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.

: Hassle Free Policies

30 day returns. Free exchanges. No expiration dates.

Customers Rate Cloud 9 Living:

Summary
Learn to fly a helicopter under the careful guidance and supervision of a certified flight instructor!
  • FAA certified flight instructor with over 1,000 hours of flight time and an incident free safety record
  • Take the controls of a meticulously prepared Robinson R-44 helicopter
  • Includes 30 or 60 minutes of actual flight time plus pre-flight helicopter instruction and post-flight discussion with your instructor
  • No experience necessary
Location

Northeast Philadelphia Jet Center - Philadelphia, PA

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.
Availability:
Year-Round:
Daily - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Option & Pricing:
Please select an option above.

Have you always dreamed of taking the controls of a beautiful helicopter and soaring upward toward the sky? Now is your chance to learn the basics of how to fly a helicopter with this fun and exhilarating experience!

You'll be learning from and flying with a FAA certified flight instructor with vast experience and an incident free safety record. He'll start by discussing with you basic safety items and talk with you about helicopter aerodynamics. Next, it's time to climb aboard and fly.

While in flight, you'll have the opportunity to try straight and level flight, control the vertical climb/drop of the helicopter, and will even get the chance to try hovering a few feet above the ground.

So prepare to experience a feeling few in the world ever have, the sensation of manning the controls of an airborne helicopter!

Essential Information
  • Participants will be required to present a valid photo ID (passport or driver's license)
  • Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds
  • The maximum combined weight of all passengers may not exceed 500 pounds
Duration
Approximately 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by 30 or 60 minutes of flight time, depending on which option selected.
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
1 student and up to 1 passenger depending on option selected.
Spectators
Up to 1 passenger is allowed if you select the option that includes a passenger. Otherwise, spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures from the ground.
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 tour.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.
Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
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.
Do I need experience?
No experience is necessary. This flight is considered an introductory flight and is meant to be fun and exciting for everyone!
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a valid, government-issued ID with you on the day of your flight.
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.
Can I bring a passenger?
This lesson is for one student only. 
This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 14 reviews.
View More Reviews:
I had never done anything like flying a helicopter before, and I had an amazing time. The pilot was very nice and patient, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Maryann we're so glad your first time flying a helicopter was so amazing! It's also so great to hear you enjoyed your pilot and that our flight school was able to make your experience so memorable. We hope to see you back again soon!
Lee was my pilot and he could not have been any better. His attention to detail, his patience and clear direction were outstanding. The experience was thrilling more because of my focus on the control panel and not out of worry.
You all are simply the best of the best. Extraordinary in every way. Thanks for everything.
Great experience!
Marshal was a great instructor. He was very knowledgeable about the aircraft. He gave me a pre-flight briefing with just the right amount of detail. He told me what to expect and how the aircraft would react. He let me "fly" right away. He was very calm, in total control, and flew with the utmost confidence. The helicopter we flew in appeared to be either brand new or very near-new.
Awesome time!! We did the "learn to fly helicopters" experience plus one passenger in NJ and would recommend it to anyone. At no time did we feel unsafe and the instructor, John, was very friendly and an excellent pilot. The time does go by fast but worth it!!
Only 1 word, awesome!!!!!!
I'm am so thrilled I found this website. I'm looking foward to using it again. It was a experience both my boyfriend and I will never forget. I recommend it to everyone to try. The staff was extremely cool from booking the ride to the pilot. You guys are great. Thank you very much!
My pilot Eric was great. He was very knowledgable of the helicopter's history and design. During the preflight check he pointed out various operating mechanics of the helicopter which I found very interesting. During pre-flight I asked about autorotation. He described how it works mechanically then suggested that we could try an auto-rotated descent if I wanted. Of course I did and on our last approach he demonstrated it. It was really cool to feel the controlled descent of autorotation. In the rest of the flight I did well handling the controls and he let me fly nearly the entire time. Awesome experience!
The time was too short and I will definitely do it again Thanks for the opportunity and the professionalism
Great time
Fantastic experience. Mike, my pilot/instructor was frendly, helpful and made me feel more like a co-pilot than a student. If you ever have wanted to fly a helicopter, this is for you. I plan to do this experience again.
Wonderful experience! Kyle Pope was excellent. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He's very educated and loves what he does!
Excellent pilot, friendly and knowledgeable. I have recommended this experience to friends and family already and I'll be going again next year I am sure. Awesome!

1

Choose from 2,000+ experiences nationwide

Pick the perfect experience gift or buy a gift certificate and let your recipient choose their own adventure.

2

E-Voucher Delivered Instantly

After checking out, you can easily print or email your Experience Voucher. While delivery is instant, the memories will last a lifetime.

3

Easy to redeem or exchange

Your recipient can book their experience at their convenience either online or by calling us. And if they'd prefer to do another one, they can easily exchange it.

4

Create unforgettable memories

Our trusted vendors and passionate team will ensure that your recipient will be treated to the experience of a lifetime—making memories that will last for years to come.

Created with Sketch. Easy Returns & Exchanges

We offer 30-day returns or your recipient can easily exchange their gift for anything else in our marketplace, anytime—free of charge.

Created with Sketch. No Expiration Date

The value of our vouchers never expires, so your recipient can redeem them at their convenience.

Created with Sketch. Price guarantee

No markups, no added fees. You'll pay the same price as buying directly from our experience providers, but with the flexibility of easy returns and exchanges.

Other New Jersey Experiences