Your Guide to The Best Helicopter Experiences in the UK!

| Guides
PRINT marina greg caygill 2 7 2019 img2764 1 of 1

When you close your eyes and picture a helicopter experience, what’s the scene that springs to mind? Is it the spine tingling thrill of a secret spy mission? A billionaire date night amongst the clouds, with only the finest VIP dining? Or, Perhaps you're more of a daredevil, craving all the power with a helicopter flying lesson? Whatever it is that gets your heart racing, we'll be your co-pilot on this mission and help you explore our extensive range of helicopter experiences. From football stadium tours to a helicopter sightseeing flight in the UK, we’ll help you narrow it down and find the perfect helicopter ride for you or that special someone. So, fasten your imaginary seatbelts and prepare for takeoff!

Where Can I Fly From With Helicopter Sightseeing Flights?

So, with a multitude of helicopter experiences to choose from, let's kick off with the simplest question: Just where in the UK can you embark on a thrilling helicopter ride? The answer? Well, it's practically everywhere! From Glasgow's majestic landscapes to Cornwall's breathtaking coastlines, our helicopter flights crisscross the length and breadth of the UK, offering you a passport to explore this beautiful country from a whole new perspective.

Now, the question is, are you looking to explore the beauty of your nearby surroundings, or do you have a specific location in mind? Let us walk you through our 30 minute, UK sightseeing tours and help you find helicopter rides near me.

4 8 2017 FLIGHT OVER STIVES 2330 V2 1 of 1

Helicopter Rides Glasgow

Embark on a thrilling helicopter ride over Glasgow, where stunning vistas await. Your journey offers bird's-eye views of the River Clyde, showcasing iconic landmarks such as the Clyde Arc Bridge, a symbol of Glasgow's innovation. Glide above the city to witness cultural treasures like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Marvel at the historic Glasgow Cathedral's intricate Gothic architecture, and spot the futuristic Glasgow Science Centre. This helicopter adventure promises a unique perspective on Glasgow's rich tapestry of sites, making it a memorable and special experience for all.

Helicopter Sightseeing Flights in Edinburgh

Soar above Edinburgh on a thrilling helicopter ride, where the rich history and beautiful scenery of this city come to life. From a bird’s eye view, you’ll witness the mix of old and new in Edinburgh City, marvel at Edinburgh Castle atop Castle Rock, and take in the stunning Firth of Forth Bridge, a true engineering marvel. This unique helicopter adventure offers an unforgettable view of Edinburgh's historical beauty, providing a truly special day out, and leaving you with memories you’ll never forget.

Helicopter Tour of Newcastle & The Angel of the North

Embark on an amazing helicopter tour over Newcastle and the iconic Angel of the North, perfect for any special occasion. As you soar through the skies, prepare to be captivated by the astonishing beauty of this colossal sculpture. The Angel of the North stands as a towering testament to artistry and engineering, and from above, it takes on an even more breathtaking dimension. Surrounding this remarkable landmark is the picturesque countryside of Newcastle, with its rolling hills and stunning landscapes, all best appreciated from the perspective of our thrilling helicopter flights. It's an unforgettable journey that combines the extraordinary with the serene, making any occasion truly special.

Helicopter Flights Over The Lake District

Experience the rugged beauty of the Lake District like never before with a thrilling helicopter ride. As you take flight, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the stunning landscapes that define this remarkable region. From the air, you'll witness the dramatic peaks and serene lakes that make the Lake District a natural wonder. Gaze upon the iconic Scafell Pike and the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere, all from a perspective that offers an unparalleled appreciation of the area's natural grandeur. This helicopter flight promises great views and a chance to immerse yourself in the extraordinary beauty that has made the Lake District a beloved destination for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Helicopter Rides Manchester

Embark on a captivating helicopter ride in Manchester, where the city's skyline reveals its true magnificence from above. Taking off from Manchester City Airport, your journey promises breathtaking views of iconic landmarks such as Old Trafford Stadium, the majestic Manchester Cathedral, and the towering Beetham Tower. As you soar high, you'll witness the vibrant pulse of this city, the historic charm, and the striking modern architecture that make Manchester so special. This helicopter ride offers a unique opportunity to appreciate Manchester's rich tapestry from an entirely new perspective, leaving you with indelible memories of this remarkable urban landscape.

Helicopter Ride Over Iron Bridge & The Severn Valley

Experience a helicopter ride over Ironbridge & The Severn Valley like never before, where breathtaking views unfold in every direction. From high above, you'll be treated to stunning panoramas of the Severn Gorge, with the Wyre Forest painting the landscape in lush greens. Your journey will showcase the iconic Iron Bridge, a testament to industrial history, and the charming town of Bridgnorth nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings. As an added delight, keep your eyes peeled, for if luck is on your side, you might just catch a glimpse of the iconic steam trains as they chug along the Severn Valley railway, adding an extra touch of magic to this special experience.

Helicopter Rides Cardiff

Helicopter Rides in Cardiff offer passengers a truly breathtaking experience, with panoramic views of the picturesque landscapes of Wales' capital city and beyond. As you soar above, you'll be treated to an aerial spectacle of Cardiff Bay, a shimmering jewel along the coastline. The majestic Cardiff Castle, with its rich history, stands as a prominent feature of this captivating flight. The surrounding area is a treasure trove of natural beauty and historical significance, making each moment of the flight a special and memorable one.

London Helicopter Tour

Experience the ultimate London sightseeing adventure with our thrilling helicopter ride London. As you soar above the heart of England's capital city, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of iconic landmarks that define Central London. From the majestic Houses of Parliament to the regal Buckingham Palace, the graceful curves of the River Thames, the modern marvel of the London Eye, and the timeless beauty of St. Paul's Cathedral, every moment promises to be a visual feast. And don't miss the spectacular Tower Bridge and the vibrant O2 Arena, all set against the backdrop of this dynamic and historic cityscape. This helicopter tour offers a unique and privileged perspective, revealing why London's surroundings are truly one of a kind.

Helicopter Sightseeing Flights Over Stonehenge

Embark on an enchanting journey with our helicopter sightseeing flights over Stonehenge. Prepare to be mesmerised as you're granted a bird's eye view of the mystical stone circle, revealing its ancient secrets from a perspective unlike any other. This magical experience unveils Stonehenge's mysterious charm, offering a whole new dimension to its wonder. With every moment in the air, you'll find yourself enchanted by the ethereal beauty of this iconic site, creating memories that will transport you to a world of legends and mysteries.

Helicopter Flight Over The Cornish Coastline

Experience the mesmerising Cornish Coastline from a whole new perspective on a thrilling helicopter flight. As you soar above, behold the rugged cliffs and picturesque landscapes that stretch between St Ives and Lands End, the iconic Pendeen Lighthouse, the legendary Lands End and the enchanting Minack Theatre. This unique adventure promises stunning views and lasting memories of the Cornish Coastline's natural beauty and cultural richness.

TEST st ives 2018 greg caygill img7256v2 1 min

How Far Can I Fly on a Helicopter Tour?

Whether you're a chopper enthusiast or a first time flyer, the length of your helicopter adventure is a key element to ponder when choosing a flight that’s right for you. While most of our helicopter experiences will treat you to 30 minutes of magic in the air, we also offer the choice to shop helicopter experiences by distance - for those of you who are just looking to dip your toe into this thrilling world of flight.

With distances starting from a short and sweet 6 mile spin to an invigorating 25 mile adventure, we offer a spectrum of options to cater to your desires and ensure that your helicopter adventure is nothing short of extraordinary.

6-mile helicopter buzz
A thrilling 5 minute flight, perfect for those seeking a quick but heart pounding adventure.

12 mile helicopter ride
Step up the excitement with a thrilling 8 minutes in the air, complete with breathtaking views of your favourite landscapes.

18 mile helicopter flight
Enjoy a generous 10 minutes of flying time to soak in the scenic beauty of your chosen scenery.

25 mile helicopter tour
The perfect choice for the ultimate aerial experience, giving you an unforgettable 15 minute journey that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the landscapes and capture lasting memories.

30 Minute Helicopter Sightseeing Flight
Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime with our exhilarating 30 minute helicopter tour! Soar through the skies and immerse yourself in an extended journey that promises to leave you breathless as you take in the beauty of the UK’s landscapes from a truly jaw dropping perspective.

007 A4348

What Types of Helicopter Experiences Are Available?

Whether you're new to the world of helicopters or you're a seasoned pro, our diverse range of helicopter experiences has something for everyone to enjoy. From the excitement of scenic stadium tours to the thrill of tactical helicopter lessons, there's no shortage of thrilling options awaiting you in the world of aerial adventures.

Simulator Helicopter

Our Simulator Helicopter experience is the perfect introduction to the world of helicopter flight. Step into the cockpit and take control as you embark on a virtual journey through the skies. Feel the adrenaline rush as you manoeuvre through different scenarios, from soaring over stunning landscapes to navigating challenging weather conditions. With the guidance of our expert instructors, you'll learn the basics of helicopter flight, from takeoff to landing. It's an immersive and thrilling adventure that offers a taste of what it's like to be a helicopter pilot, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and aviation enthusiasts alike.

Sightseeing Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Whether you’ve always wondered what your favourite landscape looks like from above, or you’re curious to explore your love for history and literature with a helicopter tour of

Shakespeare’s birthplace and the iconic castles that adorn it, our sightseeing tours are here to make your dreams take flight, quite literally!

Helicopter Stadium Tours

Helicopter Stadium Tours offer the ultimate blend of sports passion and aerial adventure. Get ready to take off and witness up to three renowned stadiums from the sky, each with its own unique history and atmosphere. Whether you're soaring above the iconic football venues of Glasgow, enjoying coastal views near Brighton, or exploring the heart of football culture in Manchester, these tours offer an exhilarating perspective for sports enthusiasts and aviation lovers alike.

Choose from an exciting array of options, including:

  • Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium & Hampden Park – Renfrewshire & Glasgow

  • Brighton & Hove City and football tour - Shoreham-By-Sea

  • KCOM Stadium, Home of Hull City A.F.C – Beverley

  • Ricoh Arena, Home of Coventry City – Coventry

  • Goodison Park & Anfield Stadiums – Liverpool

  • Etihad Stadium & Old Trafford Stadiums – Manchester

  • Extended St James' Park and City Tour – Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • City Ground Stadium, Home of Nottingham Forest F.C – Nottingham

  • Queen Elizabeths Park, West Ham United FC and glimpses of the London skyline– Essex

  • Cardiff City & Millennium Stadium – Newport

  • Molineux Stadium, Home of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. – Stourbridge

Helicopter Lessons

For those of you desperate to hop into the driver’s seat, our Helicopter Lessons offer an exhilarating chance to seize control and experience the sheer thrill of piloting a helicopter. With around 45 minutes of immersive instruction, including a heart-pounding 18 minutes of hands-on flying time, you'll truly feel the power of flight. These lessons not only deliver an adrenaline-pumping adventure but also take you one step closer to earning your coveted pilot's license, making them an absolute must for aspiring aviators.

Private Helicopter Luxury Experience

If you have a special occasion to celebrate then there’s nothing more luxurious than a VIP helicopter experience! With this exceptional package, you'll have the privilege of selecting either an exquisite à la carte 3-course lunch or a delightful afternoon tea, both served in an absolutely stunning setting. What truly sets this experience apart is the journey itself – a helicopter arrival and departure in true VIP style. It's the perfect way to indulge your inner movie star and mark a special occasion in a way you’ll never forget!

Image 5 copy 1

How Much Do Helicopter Rides Cost?

Now, you're probably wondering just how much an amazing experience like this will cost. Well, we have a wide range of options available, ensuring that there's something perfect for every budget. Whether you're looking for an introduction to helicopter flight with our Helicopter Simulator Experience starting at just £39 per person or a thrilling 30-Minute Sightseeing Flight for £169 per person, we've got you covered.

Here's a quick overview of some of our offerings:

Helicopter Simulator Experience
Starting at £39 per person: A fantastic entry point for those looking to get a taste of helicopter flight in a simulated environment.

6 - 25 Mile Helicopter Tour
Starting at £44 per person: Explore the beauty of the region from the skies on this scenic tour.

Football Stadium Tour
Starting at £134 per person: Combine your love for football with a helicopter adventure for a unique sporting experience.

Tactical Helicopter Lessons
Starting at £119 per person: Dive into the world of helicopter piloting with a hands on helicopter lesson.

30-Minute Sightseeing Flight
Starting at £169 per person: Immerse yourself in a half-hour aerial adventure, taking in the stunning views of your favourite UK landscape.

For those seeking a more exclusive experience, we offer:

30 Minutes Charter a Helicopter
Starting at £649 for a group of 4: Charter a helicopter for your group and tailor your own unique journey.

Private Helicopter and Luxury Dining Experience
Starting at £1,330 for 2 people: Combine the thrill of helicopter flight with a luxurious dining experience for a truly memorable outing.

No matter your preference or budget, we have something for everyone, to help you take to the skies in style.

How Many People Can Participate in a Helicopter Experience?

Our helicopter experiences are designed to accommodate a range of group sizes, from solo adventurers to groups of up to four people. Whether you're seeking a solitary thrill in the sky or prefer to share the excitement with friends or family, our flexible options ensure that you can enjoy the magic of helicopter flight in a way that best suits you!

Helicopter dreams come in all shapes and sizes, from secret spy fantasies to private VIP adventures! So, whether you're keen to pilot, sightsee, or mix sports with aviation, we've got your back! With destinations from Glasgow to London and experiences for novices and pros alike, we're here to make your dreams take flight. Or if helicopters aren't quite what you had in mind, check out an alternative flying experience for a different kind of adventure! So, fasten your seatbelts, forget the boring stuff, and get ready to experience the thrill of sky-high views and stomach-dropping elation with our UK helicopter experiences!

Related Posts from our Blog

What's not to love?

Why our customers love us

Free Exchanges

Change to an experience that suits your current mood

30 Day Refund Policy

See T&Cs for info

Instant Delivery

eVouchers are sent directly to your email inbox within seconds

Sign up to receive offers

Sign up to be the first to hear about fantastic offers, exclusive newsletter-only discounts & competitions.

You can unsubscribe at any time and we will not pass on your data to any third party.