A glorious setting for your helicopter lessons in Sussex! You’ll be departing from Brighton City Airport with the southern coastline Brighton and the South Downs National Park right on your flight path for these trial lessons in a helicopter. You might know it as Shoreham Airfield or even as Brighton Hove and Worthing Municipal Airport as it was first named when the sparkling new terminal building opened in 1936. Built in magnificent Art Deco style the now Grade II listed terminal building still sits proudly at the heart of Brighton City Airport – look out for it when you rise into the air in your chopper! You’ll also be treated to stunning views of the impressive Lancing College building and the stunning Brighton and Hove coastline within seconds of take off – that’s how close this airport is to everything! Indeed the airport which now specialises in General Aviation is buzzing all the time with many glam types landing and taking off in their private planes and helicopters so on your 15 30 45 or 60 minute helicopter lesson you can feel like part of the Sussex jet-set too! The training school you will be flying with only offers teaching so it really is a specialist when it comes to helicopter pilot training. The centre boasts a sizeable fleet of different helicopters all of which are permanently based at Brighton Airport. Your pilot instructor will show you round the two seater Robinson R22 helicopter that’ll be used for your lesson. Once you’ve radioed for clearance from air traffic control you’ll soon be airborne. The Robinson R22 is renowned for its reliability speed and low running costs. It has a single piston engine and the rotor blades span nearly eight metres. The helicopter has a range of 300 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 80 knots. All these stats apart we know you won’t fail to be amazed by the sensation of rotary flight and the views of the sea during your helicopter lesson flight over Sussex.