Get the thrill of a lifetime when you take the controls of a Robinson R22 ultralight helicopter. After a 30 minute ground briefing you will be handed the controls approximately 2 minutes after take of and control all of the three primary controls in flight. Then once you have landed the aircraft back at the airfield you will experience how much control it takes to hover the helicopter!
Almat Flying Academy
Dakota House, Coventry Airport West
From the A45 or A46 head to tollbar island, follow the signs for the Airport. Enter airport via the West Gate (via Baginton Village), through the automatic barrier, follow the signs for Heli Ride or L3 & arrive at the L3 Car park. - call 02477 220399 for us to let you in the gate. - Lost? use the link to video directions; https://youtu.be/5DjQsHHGWiU. SAT NAV : use Postcode CV83AZ What3words :into.park.eaten (entry gate)
Almat Flying Academy Helicopter flights Terms and Conditions
Booking your Flight
To book or re-book a time and date to fly, please call the office on
02477220399. The voucher has a 3 month booking window from the date specified on
the eVoucher, and this is to get the FLIGHT BOOKED. The flight window, ie the
window of time in which you have to get the voucher used is THREE MONTHS FROM
THE VOUCHER DATE. After this date any late bookings that are not due to weather
cancellations will attract a £50 extension fee or the voucher is forfeit with no
refund. All flights are conducted in conjunction with More-Heli Limited
No guarantees can be made with availability and we suggest you book early to
On the day you’re booked to fly
You MUST call the flight line number on 02477220399 between 9.00 and 9.30 to
confirm your flight will go ahead (weather is a huge factor in your enjoyment of
the flight, and of course, flight safety). Please aim to arrive 30 minutes
before your slot time. Check our website for directions
Weather is huge factor in all types of aviation, and helicopters are no
exception. The weather minima’s in which we can fly are strictly defined by the
Civil Aviation Authority, and are in place for your safety. If weather does
cancel your flight we will extend your flight window without charge to you and
rearrange the experience at your convenience. Always call the flight line before
you leave the house.
What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothes and sensible shoes.
Airfield Visitor and Spectators
There are refreshments, toilets and the Spectator viewing area located in front
of the office, and we will always recommend you bring as many family and friends
as you like to share in your experience(subject to COVID restrictions, please
check prior to setting out). Please ask about our photography and videography
packages of you flight.
Payments and eVoucher Validity
eVoucher are only available on payment of the full fee and are valid for 3
months from the date of issue. After 3 months vouchers maybe re validated for a
further 3 month on payment of an additional fee of £50. All flight payment must
be received within 14 days before the flight, if not the flight is cancelled and
any part payment already received will be forfeited by the customer, as these
are non refundable.
A refund of the Full amount less a £10.00 administration charge will be given on
all cancellation up to and including 30 days prior to the flight booking;
between 30 days and 48 hours a refund of 50% will be given. Less than 24 hours
no refund will be given. It is the students responsibility to attend all lesson
promptly. If a student arrives more than one hour late for the lesson, then the
instructor reserves the rights to cancel the lesson and charge the instructor
time for the lesson. If a student cancels within 24 hours prior to the lesson,
then the instructional fee shall still be charged. (N.B. This does not apply if
the lesson is cancelled by the instructor for weather or flight safety concerns)
Once airborne, if a request to cancel the flight is made, no refund or re-
scheduled flight will be permitted.
Almat Flying Academy has £3,000,000 legal liability insurance which any one
accident, including third party and passengers. No Insurance is provided on the
ground or in the Almat Flying academy building. You undertake flight training at
your own risk and in the knowledge that any accident in or around the airfield
whilst attending a flight is not the responsibility of Almat Flying Academy.
Safety is the Primary concern of everyone involved with Almat Flying Academy. We
reserve the right to terminate individual flight and training courses at any
time if in the opinion of the instructional staff safety is compromised. THE
DECISION OF THE HEAD OF TRAINING IS FINAL AND BINDING.
The minimum trial lesson age is 14, the minimum solo flight is 16. All trial
lesson pilots must have signed the temporary membership form before flight, and
if under 16 then a guardian must also sign. The max Seat weight in the R22 is 16
stone and the R44 is 22 Stone.