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Helicopter Flights South Yorkshire

Take helicopter lessons in Sheffield and you’ll be learning your rotary skills in amongst the big boys! This regional airport handles hundreds of thousands of passengers each year but is also home to the airfield’s only helicopter school offering flights over the Sheffield area and beyond.Doncaster Sheffield International Airport formerly known as Robin Hood Airport is steeped in aviation history and is a fascinating place. Formerly RAF Finningley the airport was a designated long-range nuclear bomber base. You can still see the evidence of all its military importance with the five very huge Cold War hangars that housed Vulcan bombers. This is also the reason why the runway measuring up at an impressive 2.8km is so long. All that means that Robin Hood airport can accept all manner of flights from wide-bodied jet liners to the Space Shuttle. Yes you did read that correctly. Doncaster Sheffield’s airport was designated as an emergency NASA landing site. Let’s just hope you won’t be delayed by any errant spacecraft on your helicopter lesson!Hosting your day and flying the flag for rotary aviation is Captain Matt Rake who has many many years of experience as both a commercial helicopter pilot and flying instructor. He’s flown all sorts of different choppers from Air Ambulances in the Middle East to off-shore oil rig flights over the North Sea.Now he is based here in Doncaster Sheffield at this fabulous facility and he loves nothing more than to introduce newbies to the wonderful world of helicopter flying. Friendly professional and enthusiastic you’re sure to have fun with Matt and the team as you soar over the sights of Sheffield with you at the controls of the heli. We’re offering a full range of helicopter lessons out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport in both two seater R22 and four seater R44 Robinson choppers. Take your pick and get airborne! 

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