Helicopter rides are definitely out of the question for a first-time rider – but Melissa Tomkiel will make sure you forget any fears you may have after her first flight. The self-confidence gained from flying a remote control helicopter gives the real pilot an extra boost of confidence they wouldn’t normally get. Melissa’s husband took her for his first ride after he had started his own flying business and she was not scared at all. “When I told my friends I was going to fly me just laughed at them,” she says. “Now I am just as calm as the pilot and everyone is looking at me like I am nuts!”
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Helicopter rides are often scary especially if you have never flown before; well then going near a cliff, water or Taxiing near the ground can only increase your fear even more. But once you focus more on enjoying the whole experience and less on what could go wrong, it soon becomes less scary. Pilots often describe helicopter rides as like floating in mid air, looking out to sea or looking down on your friendly neighbors. That’s because the flying controls give the pilots a greater distance to move their aircraft, allowing them to zoom through the landscape and not cut circles around houses and cars on a highway.
You will never get bored with helicopter rides because there is always something to keep you busy. Melissa Tomkiel takes her passengers through a large forest that is full of creeks, streams and lakes. The view alone is enough to make anyone feel scared, but it is only when the helicopter rides start going up and down the forest that the real adventure takes place. As the pilot goes up and brings the craft around different areas you can look out and see a variety of animals that are all looking at you or are passing by. There is nothing scarier than watching animals run past while being amazed by the breathtaking view and the maneuverability of the helicopter rides.