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Flying Pig Helicopters

Hogg Lane | Flying Pig House, Elstree Aerodrome, Borehamwood WD6 3AW, England
+44 20 7118 8998
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Fantastic experience

My wife bought me a solo flight for my birthday and I upgraded the package to include her and my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
notsothinwhiteduke
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Amazing experience

I have been here second time today and I had a great time! Hats off to the instructor and the team... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cosmin M
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Welcome to Flying Pig Helicopters, a unique, family friendly Helicopter Flying School based at London Elstree Aerodrome, UK, set in the peaceful Hertfordshire countryside and just moments away from the City of London and its incredible skyline. We offer PPL(H) training and once in a lifetime gift experiences!
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hogg Lane | Flying Pig House, Elstree Aerodrome, Borehamwood WD6 3AW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife bought me a solo flight for my birthday and I upgraded the package to include her and my son. This is not a cheap experience but genuinely worth every penny. I got to fly the helecopter which was magical and everyone at Flying...More

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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time with us; you are absolutely right we do take genuine pride in providing the best experience possible. Flying Pig Helicopters is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here second time today and I had a great time! Hats off to the instructor and the team who made me feel flying should never be a dream only.More

Thank Cosmin M
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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It was a pleasure to welcome you back a second time as our Instagram competition winner! We are a unique family run flying school, with the aim of putting the fun back into flying; so we offer a range of experiences and training programmes to...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Got this experience as a Christmas present, for me and my wife. After a phone call we was able to add my son to the experience at a reasonable price. After the briefing we was chaperoned airside by what turned out to be the owners...More

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Flying Pig H, Owner at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

It was a pleasure to meet you and your family :-) Please do come back soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

My granddaughter bought me a helicopter flight for my 80th birthday. We flew at the weekend around the beautiful, very green local area - right over Harry Potter's castle and I could see the London skyline in the distance. The pilot was very good at...More

Thank KennethMiles
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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a fantastic granddaughter you have Kenneth! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your lesson. It certainly is a very special gift and the flight footage is something for you all to enjoy together, as your family get to see you flying...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Firstly I want to say the pilot was absolutely amazing and we couldn't fault him one bit and he made sure we were all ok etc. Revived a helicopter flight lesson for 2 people for christmas for 4 in total. "Upgraded" as my sister can't...More

Thank Amanda H
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Flying Pig H, Owner at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Amanda. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment as that is most definatley not our ethos and we always do our best to accomodate our customers of which we have thousands who are very happy with the experiences we have provided them with....More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience that I waited a long time for and wasn't disappointed. A very professional and friendly reception led to a fantastic experience that both myself and my son enjoyed. I can't wait to fly again!

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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always fantastic to hear that our customers have had a wonderful time and caught the flying bug! We look forward to welcoming you back before too long.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

My Son received a gift of a flying lesson with Elstree Helicopters, also known as The Flying Pig, and wow what a day he had. The staff are exceptional. Very knowledgeable and very aware of all safety issues. Mr Son is grinning from ear to...More

Thank Janet F
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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Janet. We always take delight in making the experience as special as possible for our customers and their smiles are the best reward for our efforts! With a PPL (H) Private Pilot Licence, cheaper to...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I bought a helicopter experience for my partners birthday.from my first phone call with Elaine for some available dates to the actual trip itself everything was well organised with all the staff friendly and helpful.The cafe at Elstree had lovely food and the waiting room...More

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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write, we really appreciate the feedback. we are delighted to hear you and your partner enjoyed your time with us. The only draw back of coming in to fly is that you will want to do it again,...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Had my first trial lesson with Flying Pigs two years ago and got hooked! Went on to do the full PPL(H) course and get my license here. The instructors are the very best, attentive and thorough. If you want to be a good, safe pilot,...More

Thank PolinaHarkin
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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for such fabulous feedback! we are so happy to have you as part of our Flying Family! It is our pleasure to nurture students from their first trial lesson through to completion of the PPL (H) course and achieving their private licence. We...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Had a great trial flight with Flying Pig. Had been rescheduled due to weather conditions but the staff were excellent and re-organised everything without any issues. Th instructor was excellent and I had a chance to fly and hover the helicopter. As this was a...More

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Flying Pig H, Manager at Flying Pig Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

How time flies.. as do we! We are delighted you had a wonderful Birthday treat with us and wish you many happy returns. Best wishes from all of the team at Flying Pig Helicopters.

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James W
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kofi A | Reviewed this property |
we paid £30 I think
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Colin O
23 May 2017|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Around 15 mins on the package I had. It doesn't sound long but it was more than enough to thoroughly enjoy the experience. It actually seemed longer!
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Yousuuf
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Response from Colin O | Reviewed this property |
As it was a gift I cannot answer your Q
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