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Discovery Flights

Feel what it’s like to take command of a helicopter’s controls and soar through the air with an experienced instructor.

Basic

Flight Time:
30 Minutes
Price:
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Designed for the budget-minded person who wants to try their shot at flying a helicopter and is curious about what it's like to perhaps become a rated helicopter pilot someday.

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  • Engine start and rotor engagement
  • Radio communications and airport operations
  • Basic Maneuvers
    • Takeoffs
    • Landings
    • Hovering
    • Level flight
    • Turns
    • Climbs & descents
  • Shutdown procedures

Basic

Designed for the budget-minded person who wants to try their shot at flying a helicopter.

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  • R-22 Helicopter - $194
  • R-44 Helicopter - $318

Basic

Designed for the budget-minded person who wants to try their shot at flying a helicopter.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-22 Helicopter - $194
  • R-44 Helicopter - $318

Intermediate

Flight Time:
40 Minutes
Price:
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Designed for the thrill-seeker wanting to experience more than just the basics, the Intermediate Discovery Flight is more than just getting your feet wet. You will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of flying a helicopter for the first time.

More details
  • Engine start and rotor engagement
  • Radio communications and airport operations
  • Intermediate and basic maneuvers
    • Intermediate Takeoffs
    • Intermediate Landings
    • Intermediate Hovering
      • Sideways
      • Backwards
    • Level flight
    • Turns
    • Climbs & descents
  • Shutdown procedures

Intermediate

Designed for the thrill-seeker wanting to experience more than just the basics.


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  • R-22 Helicopter - $254
  • R-44 Helicopter - $445

Intermediate

Designed for the thrill-seeker wanting to experience more than just the basics.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-22 Helicopter - $254
  • R-44 Helicopter - $445

Advanced

Flight Time:
60 Minutes
Price:
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Designed for those who want to experience a helicopter's full potential and have plenty of time to practice their new pilot skills. The Advanced Discovery Flight is just the right length of time to demonstrate nearly all of the maneuvers student pilots practice to become rated pilots.

More details
  • Preflight inspections
    • Flight specific briefings
  • Engine start and rotor engagement
  • Radio communications and airport operations
  • Advanced, Intermediate and Basic Maneuvers
    • Takeoffs
      • Maximum performance
    • Advanced landings
      • Running landings
    • Advanced Hovering
      • Sideways
      • Backwards
      • Hovering at altitude (“out of ground effect”)
    • Rapid decelerations
  • Level flight, turns, climbs/descents, climbing turns/descents
  • Shutdown procedures

Advanced

Designed for those who want to experience a helicopter's full potential and have plenty of time to practice their new pilot skills.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-22 Helicopter - $314
  • R-44 Helicopter - $635
  • R-66 Helicopter - $990

Advanced

Designed for those who want to experience a helicopter's full potential and have plenty of time to practice their new pilot skills.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-22 Helicopter - $314
  • R-44 Helicopter - $635
  • R-66 Helicopter - $990

Ultimate

Flight Time:
60 Minutes
Price:
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The full experience of what it is like to be a helicopter pilot is offered in the Ultimate Discovery Flight package. Starting with a 30 minute classroom session, you will be introduced to concepts of helicopter flight and learn more about the aircraft you will fly. Then, we introduce you to the basic maneuvers in our flight simulator to get you ready for 1 hour of flight time in the helicopter, all with an Epic Helicopters Flight Instructor. Included in this incredible package is a pilot logbook, where we will log your first hour in the aircraft.

More details
  • Helicopter safety and awareness training
  • Helicopter controls
  • Helicopter aerodynamics
  • Simulator flight and practice
  • Preflight inspections
    • Flight specific briefings
  • Engine start and rotor engagement
  • Radio communications and airport operations
  • Advanced, Intermediate and Basic Maneuvers
    • Takeoffs
      • Maximum performance
    • Advanced landings
      • Running landings
    • Advanced Hovering
      • Sideways
      • Backwards
      • Hovering at altitude (“out of ground effect”)
    • Rapid decelerations
    • Advanced autorotations
      • 180° autorotations
  • Level flight, turns, climbs/descents, climbing turns/descents
  • Shutdown procedures
  • Postflight procedures
  • Logbook procedures and endorsements

Ultimate

The full experience of what it is like to be a helicopter pilot is offered in the Ultimate Discovery Flight package.

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  • R-22 Helicopter - $514
  • R-44 Helicopter - $764
  • R-66 Helicopter - $1,091

Ultimate

The full experience of what it is like to be a helicopter pilot is offered in the Ultimate Discovery Flight package.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-44 Helicopter - $514
  • R-44 Helicopter - $764
  • R-44 Helicopter - $1,091

Pilot Starter Kit

Flight Time:
6 Hours
Price:
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Designed for giving a new student pilot a kick start to their flight training without necessarily committing to the full training program. The flight and classroom time advances the student through our actual training curriculum. It also includes a pilot logbook and the primary textbook used in training. Training time counts toward the pilot certification requirements should the student decide to further pursue training after finishing the kit.

More details
  • Ground Instruction: Private Pilot Course Lessons 1-5 (10 hours)
  • Flight Time: Private Pilot Course Lessons 1-6 (6 hours)
  • Pre & Post-Flight Briefings
  • Textbook & Pilot Logbook

This is the perfect gift for someone that has a serious interest in becoming a helicopter pilot or for someone with previous flight experience in airplanes. You can also buy this for yourself if you want to get a taste of the helicopter pilot certification training program without committing to the full course of instruction.

The student will progress through our actual helicopter pilot training syllabus used to instruct students in our professional pilot program. At the end of the starter kit, the student will have completed flight lessons 1 through 6 and ground (classroom) lessons 1 through 5. They will have acquired some piloting skills and may even be able to hover (the hardest part of flying a helicopter)! They will also develop a familiarity with the aircraft they are flying.

The starter kit can be purchased without previously purchasing a discovery flight. While not mandatory, we recommend the student use all of the lesson credits in the starter kit within an 8 week period from their first lesson so they can efficiently build upon previously acquired skills. All flight and classroom time will count toward the requirements needed to become a helicopter pilot should the student decide to continue training past the starter kit.

The student will experience all of the maneuvers in the other discovery flights offered, but in a much more immersive experience.

Pilot Starter Kit

Designed for giving a new student pilot a kick start to their flight training without necessarily committing to the full training program.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-22 Helicopter - $2,530
  • R-44 Helicopter - $4,150

Pilot Starter Kit

Designed for giving a new student pilot a kick start to their flight training without necessarily committing to the full training program.

Select your discovery flight option below

  • R-22 Helicopter - $2,530
  • R-44 Helicopter - $4,150
Great and awesome customer service by Steven and Mike. They went above and beyond...They made our experience an unforgettable one. I loved every bit. You cannot go wrong with them. They are the BEST. Daryl L.