Learn To Fly Helicopters

Helicopter School UK

COVID - 19


Almat Helicopter Academy is temporarily closed  for business. We are taking booking for  new vouchers on our website, in the mean time our Students and pilots can now book  Proficiency Checks for when we reopen.

To book, either use the booking pages for new vouchers or Call us on our new telephone number 02477 220399.

Looking forward to seeing you, stay safe.

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Heli Ride Coventry

Helicopter Lessons

Helicopter Flying Lessons 

Interested in how to fly a helicopter?Heli Ride Coventry is the helicopter flight school for helicopter pilot training in Coventry, on the Warwickshire - West Midlands border. We provide one to one helicopter pilot training on Robinson Helicopters ( we operate Robinson R22's and R44's), based at Dakota House, Coventry Airport the fastest growing GA airport in the Midlands.

Coventry's helicopter school offers helicopter flying lessons (Private Pilots License or PPL), helicopter lessons gifts, helicopter experience flights, helicopter flight vouchers, helicopter rides, corporate team building events (lessons, not transportation) and fantastic helicopter packages for anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas or other special events. Our vouchers come with 6 months validity for the Bespoke Date flights and 12 months Validity for the Fixed Date flights.

For existing Helicopter license holders, we offer Aircraft Hire (HelicopterSelf Fly Hire), subject to check ride with one of our instructors.

Additionally we  offer advanced helicopter flying lesson days for pilots who would like to improve on the skills they have, this can be very useful. Also, offering flight instruction on privately owned personal Helicopters either the R22 or R44*. Your aircraft will need to be insured and the instructor’s name is to appear on the Policy as a named pilot - Other conditions apply.

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*We operate the Robinson R22 Beta & Beta 2's, and a Robinson R44 . Maximum seat weight for training is 16 stone/220 Lbs in the R22 and up to 22 stone/300 Lbs in the R44..

Helicopter Trial Lesson

All Pilots start their helicopter journey with a Trial Lesson Flight. The time can be used for future licence issue, so it is a great gift for an aspiring pilot.

Robinson R22 Training

Robinson R22 Training either as initial Private pilot license (PPL) training or as a Type Rating for an existing Private Pilot Licence (helicopters) holder

Robinson R44 Training

Robinson R44 Training either as initial PPL(Private Pilot license) training or as a Type Rating for an existing Private Pilot Licence (helicopters) holder

Helicopter Tour Flights

A Helicopter ride for upto 3 people in the local area, for between 30 and 90 minutes in duration. There is no tuition with this type of flight.


The helicopter is probably the most versatile instrument ever invented by man. It approaches closer than any other to fulfillment of mankind's ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet.

~ Igor Sikorsky

Customer Reviews

"I only did the taster flight but what a great experience. The chance to fly the helicopter for a few minutes was a wonderful opportunity. Jason and Kevin, the pilots, were friendly, knowledgeable and put everyone at ease. They even made the obligatory safety briefings informative and enjoyable. The whole experience leaves you wanting more!!"

Stephen, BirminghamIntroduction day 25/11/2018

Learn to Fly a Helicopter 

Looking to learn to fly a Helicopter? Heli ride Coventry provides helicopter flying lessons, training flights, PPL training, LAPL Training, Type ratings, proficiency check rides, helicopter gift and experience flights in the West Midlands, Warwickshire,  Northampton, Gloucestershire and Leicestershire. Our Helicopter lessons are flown on the popular Robinson R22 & R44 models and our home base is Coventry airfield on the West Midlands and Warwickshire border.

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