Helicopter Flight School

Trail Lesson

VVB Aviation Trial Lesson

TrainingOriginal and exciting – an amazing flying experience! You have seen Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the Houses of Parliament & Buckingham Palace, now see them all from a different angle!

Helicopter cabin - Trial LessonTake to the air in a Robinson Helicopter for a thrilling ‘Hands-On’ flying experience.  Whether it is a treat for yourself or given as a very special present, the Helicopter Trial Lesson from VVB Aviation is a great experience that will always be remembered.  For some, a trial lesson will be a one off experience, for others it will be a foundation upon which to build on and learn to fly.  For all, it will be truly memorable!

We operate our trial lessons seven days a week throughout the year. The flight can be booked at the time of purchase or the voucher holder can telephone to book a time convenient to themselves.  Gift Vouchers can be purchased over the telephone, by credit or debit card, or by cheque through the post.

Requirements & Information

VVB Aviation Robinson 22 Beta II
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Lessons Available


  • ½ hour trial lesson R22 (including just under half an hour in the helicopter) - Only £185
  • One hour trial lesson R22 (including just under an hour in the helicopter) - Only £315

  • What's Included


  • You will be greeted by a training co-ordinator who will personally go through the event with you.
  • Watch a pre-flight video.
  • Discuss with your personal instructor your flight path.
  • Take to the skies and experience the art of piloting a helicopter.
  • Receive a certificate on completion.
  • Time spent on your trial lesson can be logged and used towards the hours needed to learn to fly

  • What happens on the day?


    Your flying lesson will start with a briefing from your instructor before the flight of approximately 30 minutes. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Once in the helicopter, your flight starts from the time the engine turns over. You will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will generally undertake the take-off and landing. The helicopter is a remarkable aircraft and will astound you with its versatility.

    Feel free to call us and make that booking at any time on 020 8953 0584 and give that special someone an experience they will always remember.
    We look forward to taking your call.

    VVB Aviation Robinson 44 Raven
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    Lessons Available


  • ½ hour trial lesson R44 (including just under half an hour in the helicopter) - Only £300
  • One hour trial lesson R44 (including just under an hour in the helicopter) - Only £525

  • What's Included


  • You will be greeted by a training co-ordinator who will personally go through the event with you.
  • Watch a pre-flight video.
  • Discuss with your personal instructor your flight path.
  • Take to the skies and experience the art of piloting a helicopter.
  • Receive a certificate on completion.
  • Time spent on your trial lesson can be logged and used towards the hours needed to learn to fly

  • What happens on the day?


    Your flying lesson will start with a briefing from your instructor before the flight of approximately 30 minutes. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Once in the helicopter, your flight starts from the time the engine turns over. You will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will generally undertake the take-off and landing. The helicopter is a remarkable aircraft and will astound you with its versatility.

    Feel free to call us and make that booking at any time on 020 8953 0584 and give that special someone an experience they will always remember.
    We look forward to taking your call.

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    What happens on the day?

    During an introductory day you will be shown how to navigate and some of the basic principles of working out your headings, track, drift angle, groundspeed & timings for each leg, and you'll also be introduced to the basic aerodynamic principles of flight. The session is split into two flights with a break for lunch and a total of 2 ½ hours flight time.

    How it works & Gift Booklet

    The flight can be booked at the time of purchase or the voucher holder can telephone to book a time convenient to themselves. Gift Vouchers can be purchased over the telephone, by credit or debit card, or by cheque through the post. The same day payment is received, the VVB Aviation Gift Voucher Pack will be sent first class. Gift Vouchers are valid for three months from the date of purchase or other date specified at the time of booking. Our well-stocked Helishop sells a variety of helicopter inspired gifts, including t-shirts, model helicopters, mugs and key rings. Please ask for prices. All items purchased over the phone can be gift wrapped and posted to you. Make that trial lesson extra special by including a gift with your voucher. All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we'll send a gift pack to you or directly to the recipient. A voucher and booking information will be included in the pack so you just need to check the info and book your experience. On completion of the trial lesson you will receive a pack including memories of the day, training information and an incentive offer for your next flight.

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