60 Minute Flight Experience

Departing from The City of Derry Airport Our 60 Minute Flight Experience consists of a 30 minute pre flight briefing on all of the controls and instruments by one of our qualified instructors who will explain all you need to know before you take to the skies for a further 30 minutes and try the controls for yourself. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the spectacular views on offer. On completion of the flight experience you will receive a signed certificate of achievement.

Our 60 Minute Flight Experience create a truly fabulous gift for anyone of any age. When purchased a unique gift certificate is created to download instantly and print ready to make the perfect present. Alternatively gift certificates can be purchased from our offices at The City of Derry Airport or by simply calling our office for next day delivery.


Trial lessons are mostly available at our Enniskillen Airport location, however, are offered at our City of Derry Airport location on select dates.

Time is approx.
Enniskillen & Derry (select dates)
Departs from
Weekend and Weekdays

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Unsure of your preferred date? You can purchase the trial lesson now and confirm the date at a later time. You can then contact our office at your convenience to complete the booking at any time.

Have a Gift Card?

You can redeem your gift card at checkout

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have the control for during my lesson?

Your instructor will undertake the start up and take off of the helicopter and bring you on the dual controls as soon as you are airborne.

Do I have to take control during the flight?

No, if you do not feel confident enough to take the control after take-off then you can simply sit back and enjoy your flight. If you would prefer not to take the control then why not purchase one of our sightseeing tours.

How long is my flight voucher valid for?

All flight vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and are conducted on weekends.

How old do I need to be to experience a trial lesson?

Anybody aged 14 and older can experience our trial lessons.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, the weight limit on the aircraft is 17st, if you are over this weight please contact us.

Can I log the flight time towards a future licence?

Yes, flight time can be logged as instruction and count towards a future helicopter licence if needed.

What Our Customers Say

Take a look at some of the feedback provided by our valued customers

Rated 4.8 by our clients Read all reviews

A great day.

The pilot was very pleasant and informative . I was late for my lesson and the pilot rescheduled just for me. If you are interested in flying a helicopter, I recommend.

Aidan Carolan
Amazing experience

Really friendly staff from on the ground to the air and back again

Laura Skeffs
Amazing experience at Cutting Edge Helicopters.

The staff were very helpful from start to finish and the flight was absolutely fantastic.
I'd certainly return and I'd recommend a visit to everyone.

Bryan Gallagher
Brilliant landscape and lough coverage

Excellent communication skills from pilot.
Would recommend 100%

Lynne Daymon
Fantastic experience, absolutely recommend!

Really appreciated our pilot who had great knowledge of the area and also gave us space to enjoy looking at the scenery, a great treat

Roisin Stewart
Loved it!

We got such a clear day to see everything. Such an amazing experience, highly recommend!

Samantha Forde
After pre flight brief and run through security you're welcome to hop onboard

From start to finish it was fantastic., brilliant. Would definitely recommend this experience.

Mark Brown
Wonderful experience

the pilot was so accommodating and really lovely. definitely would recommend.

Kerry Mcguinness
Amazing Experience From Start to Finish 🙌

My Partner and Son throughly Enjoyed it 😍 Would Highly Recommend.. Especially the Wild Atlantic Way Tour - Great Value. Thank you very much.. Epic Day Out, We will definitely be back over the Summer. Thank you again to All at Cutting Edge Helicopters 🚁

Donna Moore
Fantastic experience, absolutely recommend!

Really appreciated our pilot who had great knowledge of the area and also gave us space to enjoy looking at the scenery, a great treat

Roisin Stewart

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