Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Philadelphia, PA

Item #: AIR-PHI-0019
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Ever dreamed of what it is like to fly a helicopter? Here is your chance to learn to fly a helicopter in Philadelphia under the guidance of a certified flight instructor!
  • FAA certified flight instructor with over 1,000 hours of flight time and an incident-free safety record
  • Enjoy a hands-on flight lesson and take the controls of a Robinson R44 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
Northeast Philadelphia Jet Center - Philadelphia, PA
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Daily - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability
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Essential Information
  • Participants will be required to present a valid photo ID on the day of the experience (passport or driver's license)
  • Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds
  • The maximum combined weight of all passengers may not exceed 500 pounds
Approximately 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by 30 or 60 minutes of flight time, depending on option selected.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 student and up to 1 passengers depending on option selected.
Spectators are welcome to take photos at the airport and view the take-off and landing.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather you will reschedule this experience with your pilot.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.

For this experience, our partners continue to implement health and safety measures to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. All helicopters are sanitized between flights. Additionally, all flights are private.

Are there any weight restrictions?
Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds and the maximum combined weight of all participants may not exceed 500 pounds.
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?
It is recommended to contact the pilot on the day of the 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 is for 1 student and 1 passenger depending on option selected.

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 cancelled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

Customer Reviews
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“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.”
“Unforgettable, that sums it up perfectly! ”
“Great experience!”
“Experience was awesome. Instructor was great! Only complaint would be that we arrived 15 minutes early as requested and office was empty. Needed to search for someone (took up the 15 minutes). Also the instructor had no clue what type of experience we were scheduled for. So, give better info to facility and to instructors so they are better prepared. Breakdown in communication somewhere...”
“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. ”
“I received these flight lessons as a birthday present. Let me say this was one of the most exhilarating and educational experiences I've had in quite some time. Our flight instructor, Amanda, was absolutely amazing. During our pre-flight instruction on the whiteboard we discussed the many operations of the aircraft. Then it was off to the helicopter to look over and feel the controls first hand. Once I was familiarized, we were ready for takeoff. Operating a helicopter is not a simple task, especially hovering in place! There are very slight movements on the Cyclic and Collective which will ripple larger movements on the aircraft. Decent hand-eye coordination is a must, along with multitasking both left and right hands, and feet. Flight controls when in the sky are a bit easier. During the whole experience I never felt unsafe, as Amanda's experience came to shine in assisting for maneuvers which I had not yet mastered. I would like to thank everyone at Cross Keys for their professionalism and passion of aviation.”
“Totally enjoyed the experience.”

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