60 Minute Flight Experience

Experience the thrill of helicopter flight and take the controls above the skies of County Londonderry.

Our 60 Minute Flight Experience is a great gift for anybody who has ever dreamt of flying a helicopter. A 30 minute pre flight briefing will be conducted by one of our qualified instructors before you take to the skies and try the controls with the instructor for a further 30 minutes.


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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.

Question Answer
What type of helicopter will I fly in? We use the Robinson R44 helicopters which are the world’s most popular helicopter and perfectly suited for sightseeing tours
How many seats does the helicopter have? The helicopter has a total of four seats enabling room for three passengers and one pilot.
What do I need to bring? All passengers must have their flight gift certificate to present before the tour can begin. You are more than welcome to bring a camera to capture the amazing views on offer along with comfortable clothing for the time of year. You may wish to bring Sunglasses to reduce any glare from the sun during the flight.
Can I book more than one person to fly at the same time? Yes, a maximum of three people can fly on each tour, all prices listed are ‘per person’. Simply purchase your required amount of vouchers and give all the booking references to our staff when booking a date for your tour.
What are the terms and conditions of the tours? Tour gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and are sold on a ‘per person’ basis. All flights depart and return to The City of Derry Airport. If the voucher is cancelled due to weather restrictions, validity will be extended. Tours are conducted every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting. A weight restriction of 21 stone per seat is enforced due to aircraft limits, please contact by telephone if over this weight.

Niall Porter – Glenarm

"I was lucky enough to receive a trial flight voucher for my birthday from my wife. I had always wanted to have a go at flying a helicopter after taking a spin in one in america. It did not disappoint, paul the instructor made things so simple before the flight which made it so easy when we got up and away. An amazing experience that everybody should do!"


Penny Graham  - Antrim

"I booked myself a trail lesson after taking a north coast tour for my birthday. I was so amazed that I wanted to have a go at flying these things for myself. The briefing was really informative and it put my nerves at ease. The flight was just incredible, I had the controls for pretty much all of the flight which I did not expect. I just cant wait to do it again"


Linda McFadden  - Magherafelt

"My son bought me a lesson for Christmas. It was not something I had ever thought of doing before but I just can't recommend it enough to people now. The flight was so much fun and the view from a helicopter was just amazing. Thanks Guys"


Shane Tracey – Armagh

"The flight was so much fun, I never thought after such a short time I would be on the control flying the helicopter all by myself. I am glad the instructor was beside me though to point me in the right direction. I will be back"