What Helicopter Flight to Buy...

March 19, 2018





Welcome to Phoenix Helicopters. 

If you have come across our shop, then you are obviously searching for that extra special experience for you or for someone to gift to. Some customers know exactly what they want to purchase, but if you are a bit confused about what would be best, keep on reading for a guide on all our experiences. 

Trial Lesson or Pleasure Flight? 

The first thing you want to determine is whether you want to purchase a Trial Lesson or a Pleasure Flight. Trial Lessons are for those who want to have a go taking control of the aircraft and range in price and aircraft. 

If this seems too daunting or you think you or your loved one is more the type to sit back, relax and enjoy then a Pleasure Flight or Dining Package would be the choice. Pleasure Flights are for those that wish to explore and view some stunning scenery from the air. If you wish to add an extra special element to you tour then why not choose a Dining Package where you will be whisked off to a 4/5 star hotel for a spot of lunch before returning back to your original departure point. 

Once you have decided between these, scroll down to the relevant section to read more on each option… 


Trial Lessons… 

So, you have decided that a Trial Lesson would be the perfect gift. So now you need to decide which Trial Lesson suits you and your budget the best. 

At Phoenix we have a range of options to suit everyone’s requirements and budgets. For those that want a ‘budget friendly’ experience, our Taster Trial Lessons are the best. These offer a split student & passenger flight which is conducted in our largest aircraft the Robinson R44 (seats pilot, student, plus two passengers). These flights will allow each participant to take control at upper air flight, and at the hover as well as being a passenger. These are the only Trial Lessons that are conducted on select dates, so please see the “When Can I Book For?” section or contact us to discuss availability. 

For those who would prefer a one-to-one experience then our longer lessons of 30 minutes and up are perfect. You have a choice between three aircraft; the Robinson R22, Guimbal Cabri G2 and the Robinson R44. 

Click on each aircraft type to see more information on these aircraft. 

You then also have a choice of which Airfield you would like your experience from. Although our shop does ask which airfield you would like to fly from, all our Trial Lessons are transferable at no additional cost. Just state where you would like to fly from when booking; Lee-on-the-Solent Airfield or Blackbushe Airport. 

The final choice is then how long you would like your lesson for. Each aircraft has a choice of 30 minutes or an hour, which is the time spent in the air. You will need to allow extra time for pre-flight and de-briefs with your instructor. 

Phoenix do also offer Discovery Days which are a full two hours in the air (split into two one-hour lessons either on the same day or separate) with two hours of Ground School with an instructor.