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Leicestershire Flights and Tours

Leicester Airport   

• Heli tours from Stoughton (Leicester) Airport
• A full range of trips around the Leics & Rutland
• See stadia, market towns & local landmarks
• If you live in Leicester you might see your house!

What's Included

• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing

Choose from the following flight durations:
• 5 Minute - Leicester Helibuzz
• 15 Minute - Leicestershire Country Tour
• 20 Minute - Leicester City Skyline Tour
• 30 Minute - Rutland Water Tour

What Can I Expect

Get a bird's eye view with these Leicestershire sightseeing helitours! Now Leicester might not be top of the list when it comes to tourist destinations, but the city is actually steeped in history going right back to Roman times when Leicester was known as Ratae Corieltauvorum and there is so much to see from the air, that's why we've got this great range of sightseeing tours for you.

All tours are in executive helicopters departing from Leicester Airport, just a couple of miles south east of the city centre. This private airfield is small and welcoming, so they'll be no hanging around waiting for a take-off slot here, it's rotors on and straight into the air for a glimpse of the city centre almost as soon as you've taken off.

To get a feel of what being in a helicopter is all about, we recommend the five minute buzz. At the speeds helicopters go, you'll actually travel around six miles in this short time, checking out the patchwork Leicestershire farmland below you and the suburbs of Leicester beyond.

A 15 minute tour gives you enough time for your heli tour pilot to take you into the countryside a bit more. Depending on wind and weather conditions, you can expect to see the likes of busy commuter town Market Harborough that sits in south Leicestershire, the yellow stone buildings of Oakham and the home of Pork Pies, Melton Mowbray!

City dwellers will love the 20 minute skyline tour. There is something really quite magical about seeing your all too familiar city centre from a very unfamiliar angle and that's just what you get as the heli swoops over and tours iconic buildings such as St George's Tower (known locally as the Blue Tower) and the Cardinal Telephone Exchange, which is one of the tallest office blocks in the East Midlands. Sporting fans will adore seeing the King Power Stadium where Leicester City play, Welford Road home to the Leicester Tigers and Grace Road for a spot of Leicestershire County cricket.

The country's smallest county comes into full view on our extended tour. The heli cruises out of Leicestershire and into Rutland on this 30 minute trip that also takes in the wonderful manmade reservoir, including the Normanton Church museum that sits right on the shoreline. This part of Leicestershire is just so picturesque it's a real delight to be able to see it all from your VIP seat in the chopper. And don't forget, all Leicestershire sightseeing helitours are in super swanky helicopters, which in itself is an experience to be savoured!


• Flights take place on regular weekends throughout the year, usually at least once a month


• Leicester Airport

Suitable For

• There is no minimum age for this experience,
• Under 12's must be accompanied by a participating adult and occupy their own seat • Guests over 17 stone or taller than 6'6" may have difficulty being accommodated
• Flight times are approximate and measured from start up to shut down


• Spectators can usually watch the aircraft take off and land


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 8
about 3 years ago
Fantastic ride! Everyone from ground crew to pilot really friendly. Had an amazing ride.
Matthew Bradbury
about 3 years ago
Pilot and ground crew were excellent . Unfortunately the booking process was not so good !! Date & time (13.00 please arrive at 12.30 ) were booked by telephone . I requested a confirmation Email - it did not arrive .A week later I telephoned again ( time of flight was still 13.00 ) & was promised a confirmation Email would be sent [ checked they had correct Email address] - still did not receive it. Arrived at Airport at 12.30 as instructed only to be told the flight was now 13.35 or later . Everyone I spoke to said the lack of confirmation was an admin problem not theirs . The eventual experience was not spoilt by the delay but I do feel the Helicentre Aviation admin team are letting the side down !!
Michael Long
about 3 years ago
A brilliant experience. The friendly ground crew and very professional pilot made this flight everything I had hoped for. Can’t wait to do it again
Linda Sands
about 3 years ago
Easy to follow booking process, helpful and friendly staff. Made my husband very happy as he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He hasn't stopped talking about it yet!
Ann Pole
about 4 years ago
Had a fantastic experience thanks the ground crew and pilot was very helpful
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 22 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 22 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Leicestershire Flights and Tours
5 Minute Helibuzz
Total Price£37.00
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