Helicopter pleasure flights take place on selected weekends throughout the year, from one of eight sites covering The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, West Yorkshire, Pennines and Peak District. We rotate around each site approximately every 6 – 8 weeks. You can view calendars showing our upcoming flight days from individual Pleasure Flight Venues or view all forthcoming Dates and Venues.
Most of our Pleasure Flight sites are country pub venues allowing you to enjoy the local spectacular scenery from the air on your helicopter experience.
All venues are able to offer you and your guests a variety of food and drink, allowing you to make the most of your very special day. Our various take-off venues allow access to some of the most beautiful, tranquil and remote locations and can easily be yours from the moment you ascend on one of our memorable helicopter rides.
Standard seats are located in the back of the helicopter, we can accommodate up to 5 standard seat passengers per flight from most of our sites. Our helicopters have large windows that span from waist level to the roof, offering a great panoramic view.
One passenger per flight may upgrade to the Co-pilot seat for a small surcharge. Co-pilot seat passengers get to sit in the helicopter cockpit with the pilot, they enjoy unrivalled panoramic vistas. Co-pilot passengers are equipped with a headset to talk direct tot the pilot, listen to air traffic control and watch the pilot operating the flight controls.
Passenger weight limits are 18 stones per standard seat and 16 stones for a co-pilot seat. We can fly passengers in a standard seat who exceed the specified weight limits, though an additional ticket must be purchased. If you are flying as a group and more than one passenger exceeds the specified weight limits, combined weights are considered, but please contact the office to discuss.
When you book a pleasure flight online for a set date, we will advise you of what time your helicopter will be taking off prior to posting your vouchers out. On the fly day we ask you to do two things:
One: Call us on 01457 877 833 / 01457 820 152 on the morning of your flight, before you leave home, to ensure there are no problems (helicopter flights are weather dependent or may need to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances).
Two: Arrive at the pleasure flight site and check-in with our staff a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your flight time.
After you have checked-in you will be given a safety briefing. It’s all pretty simple such as don’t approach the back of the helicopter (as the tail rotor is turning that fast it is invisible), don’t raise your arms above your head when under the rotors, and stay with ground crew at all times. After your flight you may collect a helicopter flight certificate to prove you have done it!
If your flight is cancelled due to a poor weather forecast / actual weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, voucher(s) becomes re-validated for 12 months from any date of cancellation by ourselves, effectively this means the voucher should never run out of validity time as long as you re-book within this 12 month period.