- $196 for a 60-minute intro to helicopter flying lesson with take-home video ($289 value)
The 60-minute lesson comprises 30 minutes of ground training plus a 30-minute flight, during which a high-definition video camera will capture the student’s every bank, hover, and sneer at passing birds. Afterward, pilots will be able to take home their video recording.
An FAA-approved helicopter-flight tour operator, Boston Helicopters employs five licensed instructors with combined flight and teaching experience that numbers in the thousands of hours. Fledgling aviators can begin their aeronautical journeys at Lawrence and Marlboro Airports, which serve as home bases for services that range from tours and photography flights to full pilot-certification courses and agricultural applications. The team commands a fleet of six Robinson helicopters, including one R44 and five R22s, and keeps Robinson factory-trained mechanics on staff to ensure their safe operation and to ice down their blades after particularly vigorous training flights.