You can take the controls of a helicopter without complicated formalities, under the supervision of a flight instructor on a dual-control aircraft.
An introduction to the theory is followed by a session in the actual cockpit, where a flight instructor explains the main instruments and controls to you. Once the control tower has cleared you for take-off, you soar straight up, before approaching various landing sites and learning to hover. Your flight instructor will also be happy to show you other exciting manoeuvres and give you an insight into the many aspects of flying a helicopter.
Take-off location and heliport
Available at all flight school bases operated by Swiss Helicopter AG:
Balzers, Pfaffnau, Bern/Belp, Gruyères, Gordola and Untervaz
Suitable for anyone, young or old, who would like to try piloting a helicopter. The video below gives you an insight into our trial lessons.
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- Our flight school
- How do I become a helicopter pilot?
- Personal advice
- Congratulations on exams
- Trial lesson with a flight instructor
- Theory courses
- Private pilot PPL(H)
- Commercial pilot CPL(H)
- Airline pilot ATPL(H) / IR / MCC
- Flight instructor FI(H)
- Type rating (TRS)
- Night flying training NIT
- Mountain flight training (MOU)
- Medical requirements
- Other training courses