Private Helicopter Lesson for One or Two from Core Helicopters (Up to 45% Off)

Linden Airport

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FAA-certified instructor teaches students how to fly a helicopter during a private lesson

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Promotional value expires Oct 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required or $25 fee may apply. 230lb weight max. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $125 for a private helicopter lesson for one (a $220 value)
  • $240 for a private helicopter lesson for two (a $440 value)<p>

During introductory training sessions, budding aviators will be on the controls with a FAA-certified flight instructor on-board with them. Students spend 30 minutes in ground training and 15 minutes in flight with 180-degree panoramic views in a R22 helicopter, which reaches speeds of 110 mph and altitudes of 14,000 feet. For the two-person lesson, friends can fly side by side in their respective separate helicopters and snap photos of each other for an additional fee; extended flight times and additional options are also available.

Core Helicopters

Core Helicopters launches students skyward during hands-on helicopter lessons with certified, experienced staff on high-performance R22 helicopters with heated or open cockpits at Linden Airport, only 14 miles from New York City. Fledgling flyers begin their sojourns on the ground, with 30 minutes of in-depth training in flight controls and safety. Next, the pilot and pupil air-kiss the tarmac adieu before they climb into the cockpit, where strapped-in students get hands-on chopper experience for 15 airborne minutes. Soaring past the atmosphere's cloud-shaped sheep, pupils take over the flight controls themselves, or sit back as the instructor pilot takes the helm. Each trainee leaves the lesson holding an FAA-authorized, bird-notarized certificate for proof of their flight training. The flight time also counts toward a future pilot's license, should the student choose to pursue it.

Additional options including extended flight times, flight instructors demonstrating high-performing, advanced maneuvers, and flight-of-two flights where two helicopters will fly side-by-side together, which allow air-to-air photos with friends, are available for an additional fee.

Customer Reviews

I had a great time at Core. The pilot I flew with was very nice and made me feel comfortable with the controls. WOULD Definitely do this again! The only negative thing I would say is that the ride is very short. Without adding extra time I saw people go up and come back in under 12 minutes. Even with the extended time and other packages I bought, it still seemed pretty short. However, if you're just looking to experience the thrill of holding the controls and getting some basic familiarity with the controls, you won't regret it. And you will remember it forever. Plus the ground crew was fantastic. They make you feel welcome and do their best to take care of you. I even got to ride a Segway!
Ronald V. · June 24, 2013
Rog B. · December 18, 2016
Great Experience from start to finish. Any questions that I had prior to appointment were answered via email in good time. Staff was thorough with explaination of process. Once flight took course the pilot had great communication while transferring control of aircraft. Felt safe and educated entire time. Definitely recommend the extended flight option, worth the extra fee. Highly recommend trying this out. There's not many expieriences like this. Will definitely be going back.
Vincent J. · November 6, 2016
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    Linden Airport

    1101 W Edgar Rd, Hanger 600

    Linden, NJ 07036


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