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Bell 505 Trial flight

Fly a helicopter yourself!

During a trial flight, you take the controls as pilot - accompanied and supervised by an experienced flight instructor, of course. The instructor will give you more and more control over the helicopter. You can try out various flight maneuvers such as landings and hovering yourself. Coordinating all the control elements is a major challenge. Can you hold the helicopter in place while hovering? Try it out - a trial flight is an intense and unforgettable experience.

Take up the challenge!

Note: A maximum of 1 accompanying person can fly with you.

Event time120 minutes
Departure pointBerne-Belp


Bell 505 Jet-Ranger X

With its flat floor and increased cabin volume, the Bell 505 is ideal for sightseeing flights, training and aerial work flights.

The latest helicopter from Bell is equipped with a "Turbomeca Arrius 2R" engine including a fully autonomous and fully automatic turbine control system (Full Authority Digital Engine Control, FADEC). In addition, the Garmin 1000 is a fully integrated glass cockpit of the latest generation. The spacious cabin and large windows guarantee excellent all-round visibility. The five seats of equal value also contribute significantly to maximum comfort.

Typical area of use

  • Ideally suited for all types of sightseeing flights
  • Birthday and wedding flights
  • Taxi flights
  • Pilot training

Technical data

Power (Max take-off) 505 HP
Power (Max Continuous) 467 HP
Empty weight 1'000 kg
Payload 680 kg
Turbine Arrius 2R
Max. maximum speed 250 km/h
Maximum range 600 km
Manufacturer Bell
2x in Bern-Belp
1 pilot | 4 passengers
State-of-the-art equipment


Frequently asked questions

I only want to fly in good weather - what are the weather conditions?

We make unforgettable experiences possible - good weather is an important prerequisite for this. We will call you on the day of the flight (a few hours before the flight) to inform you about the weather conditions. Together with you, we decide whether the flight will take place or not.

Under what conditions do group flights take place?

The following conditions must be met for the group flights (from Grenchen on Saturdays and from Belp on Sundays) to take place:

  • all seats in the helicopter are occupied and paid for
  • the meteorological conditions are right

If not all helicopter seats are occupied, the flight will be postponed to a subsequent weekend (Saturday or Sunday) of your choice.

How far in advance do I have to book a helicopter flight?

We recommend booking one to two weeks in advance. Reservations can of course also be made at shorter notice. With shorter lead times, it is possible that our helicopters are already occupied. Weekends are particularly busy.

How does a helicopter actually work?

The helicopter is a complex aircraft. The lift force that allows the helicopter to rise into the air is generated by the horizontally rotating rotor blades, which are moved by an engine. The helicopter uses the rotor to generate lift that makes it fly upwards.

How does check-in work?

After you have paid or handed in your voucher at our office, your pilot will meet you. He will accompany you to the helicopter. You are welcome to take photos. You may also bring accompanying persons with you to photograph or film you in front of the helicopter and during take-off. Please follow the instructions of the staff, as you will be within the airport security zone during this time. Smoking in the hangar and the outdoor area with terrace is strictly prohibited.

Your pilot will inform you about the most important rules of conduct around the helicopter and about the functions of the doors, seat belts and headsets. You will then take your seat in the helicopter so that the flight can begin.

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Trial flights are possible Monday - Saturday and you determine the date and departure time.

CHF  1'105.00
incl. tax

Payment options

Group 2 Rechnung
CHF  1'105.00
incl. tax

Trial flights are possible Monday - Saturday and you determine the date and departure time.

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