Introductory Flights

Introductory Helicopter Flight Classes for Beginners

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a helicopter pilot, introductory flights at our helicopter flight school offer the perfect opportunity to try on the excitement of helicopter flight for yourself! This is your chance to get behind the controls and get a feel for flying. Experience for yourself the physical connection between yourself and the helicopter, and the excitement of being in control of pitch, yaw, and roll. Prices are based on length of lesson and type of helicopter and range from $213.18-$649. 

There are many good reasons to take helicopter lessons:

  • Fun
  • Rewarding
  • Challenging
  • Exciting

Learn the Basics of Helicopter Safety

Our helicopter flight training professionals carefully guide you through the thrill of helicopter flight. These highly trained flight instructors have logged countless hours of flight time on our training helicopters. We begin with ground instruction, walking you through the basic components of a helicopter. We also demonstrate the basics of safety instruction before we take off. After our basic ground instruction, it’s time to take to the friendly skies.

Experience a High-Performing Helicopter Flight

We will take you up in one of our R22 or R44 helicopters. The R22 is a lightweight two-seat helicopter with a two-bladed rotor, whereas the R44 is a high-performing four-seat model. These helicopters are two of the most popular models for flight training schools worldwide. They are easy-to-handle helicopters for your first time behind the controls.

Take Over the Flight Controls

While in flight, our expert instructors discuss the capabilities of the helicopter. Our experienced, professional flight training staff will then give you the opportunity to learn how to handle each control. In other words, we let you take over for the full experience of helicopter flight. Feel the thrill of being completely in control of the collective, throttle, stick, and rudder. This is your chance to learn if you have the instincts, focus, and coordination for helicopter flight.

Get a Feel For Flight

We offer two basic introductory flights: a 30-minute flight and a one-hour flight. These short instructional sessions offer you the opportunity to decide if helicopter flight is right for you without a significant financial investment. Whether you are interested in flying for fun or launching the path to a new career as a professional helicopter pilot, the introductory flight gives you the chance to get your feet wet and feel the thrill of flight for yourself.

After your introductory flight experience, we can help you become a:

  • Private pilot
  • Commercial pilot
  • Certified flight instructor

Individually Tailored Lessons

MN Helicopters offers an individually tailored flight training experience not available at larger flight schools. We offer you the chance to train on your schedule. With our dedicated flight instruction team, we pride ourselves on student-centered, hands-on training and are with you through every step of the process. Teaching flight is our passion, and we never stop learning and growing within our industry.

Schedule Your Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson

To schedule your introductory helicopter flight lesson today, contact us at 763-784-HELI (4354), or you can message us at