New England Helicopter Academy


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In a Nutshell

Introductory flight lesson begins with a 20-minute briefing before student and instructor take off on a 30-minute helicopter flight

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 24, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. Scheduling needs to be done a minimum of two weeks in advance. Subject to availability and weather. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply; $50 fee for rescheduling applies. Valid only for Plymouth location. 230lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $159 for a 50-minute introductory flight lesson for one ($250 value)

After a 20-minute briefing, each student takes control of a Schweizer Model 300 helicopter for a 30-minute introductory flight with a certified instructor. In addition to guiding each flight, the instructor will also demonstrate various maneuvers and explain the principles of helicopter operation.

New England Helicopter Academy

From their nests at Plymouth Municipal Airport and Norwood Municipal Airport, New England Helicopter Academy’s Schweizer Model 300 helicopters lift fledgling aviators into the skies for flights ranging from introductory runs to intensive training courses. Combining the choppers’ precise handling with academy president Rick Smith’s rigorous training regimen, pilots-to-be learn to expertly handle real-life flying situations such as landing at uncontrolled airports, flying in inclement weather, and airlifting bananas to King Kong. In addition to serving as mid-air classrooms, choppers also treat students to sky-high sightseeing, with training flights often motoring over New England landmarks including the Cape Cod coastline and cities such as Boston and Providence.

Customer Reviews

Great Groupon. The Helicopter instructor went over the basics of the helicopter, what we'd be doing, and all safety precautions. The lesson was booked for 50 minutes, but went almost 90 with all the Q+A and the flight time. A rare experience that was pretty affordable. And the instructor was very outgoing and patient. Would recommend to anyone who likes to fly!
Matt Z. · September 9, 2014
Awesome 1st helicopter ride and excellent teacher. Rick was very knowledgeable.
Morgan S. · August 22, 2014
It is great. Rick is a great guy
Karen S. · August 18, 2014

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