Helicopter Trial Flight - fly a helicopter

Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch will help you to take control of your very own helicopter on a 30 minute trial helicopter flight with a qualified instructor at your side guiding you through the whole experience. Makes an excellent 'Life Experience' gift. Find out if you've got what it takes to fly helicopters - whether it's as the next step to a career or just for a unique flight experience
• Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)

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  • What's included :
    • Headset to hear the pilot
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional licenced CAA NZ instructor
    • Entry/Admission - Garden City Helicopters
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Garden City Helicopters, 73 Grays Road Near Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch 8042 New Zealand

    Arrive at Garden City Helicopters and check in. You will be greeted by your pilot who will go through the various safety requirements for learning to fly the helicopter

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

    After a walk round of the helicopter and introduction to various features. You will hop into the pilots seat, buckle in and away you fly!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Experience the thrill on the controls of the helicopter. You pilot will allow time for you to take a few photos on your experience.

    Stop At: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

    On landing you and your pilot will reflect of your flying skills and more information can be obtained if you are interested to learn to fly for a hobby or for a new career.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    73 Grays Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum height of 155cm applies
    • Weight limitation of 109kg applies, Passenger is weighed on check in
    • Dress code is smart casual, must wear covered shoes
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • On check in we as that guests either sign in or scan the NZ Covid Tracer QR app.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Garden City Helicopters

Activity ID: V-6036P7

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