The aim of a T.I.F is to give you an enjoyable hands-on experience that you won’t soon forget. The lesson starts out with a briefing by your instructor. The briefing will entail the aircraft’s controls and what they do, how to control the helicopter, and the type of flying that you will be doing.
After the briefing, it’s time to fly. You and your instructor will take to the air for your first lesson. Your instructor will hand the controls over to you one at a time, and then within about 15 minutes, you will be in control of the helicopter as you fly freely through the sky to the Moorabbin training area, where your instructor will guide you through an array of upper-air manoeuvres.