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Exclusive Manchester Sightseeing Flights

City Airport, Barton   

• Heli flights from City Airport Manchester Barton
• See the sights of Manchester, Bolton & beyond
• Exclusive flights for up to 3 passengers
• In-helicopter pilot commentary via headset intercom

What's Included

  • Exclusive helicopter sightseeing flight for up to 3 passengers
  • Flights are taken in a Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Choose from two 15 minute tours or a 30 minute tour

Manchester City Tour

• 15-Minute Flight
• Fly over the Trafford Centre, with sights of Old Trafford Cricket ground, Old Trafford football Stadium and HM prison Manchester. Head over to the Etihad Stadium before heading back to Barton

Best of Bolton

• 15 minute flight
• Fly over Chat Moss then South over the Reebok stadium before heading South over Atherton and Leigh before returning back to Barton

Lancashire Explorer
• 30 minute flight
• With views of the city skyline you will fly from Barton towards Rochdale, then follow the canal to Todmorden on the Southern edge of the Pennines. On to Bacup before heading back over the wind farm and Bury towards Manchester before landing back at the airport

What Can I Expect

Fancy a Manchester helicopter tour? Whether you know it as Cottonopolis or Warehouse City, Manchester from the air is a sight to behold. Even taking off is a huge thrill, as you'll be getting airborne in your heli from City Airport (Manchester Barton), a busy and bustling General Aviation airport.

We are offering 15 and 30-minute tours on an exclusive basis. That means the chopper is chartered just for you. Up to three of you can fly in the heli with this voucher, so whether it's a hugely romantic gesture for two, a family affair or a flight for a daring trio, these aerial tours from City Airport will give you all the best views for your eyes only.

All aboard, headset on and strapped in. The rotor blades start to turn. Just as the whirring gets louder, you float into the air and you're away. Now you're gaining altitude (you'll be cruising in the air at between 1000 and 1500ft), the distinctive landmarks of the City of Manchester will soon start to appear.

The 'Best of Bolton' is a winner for Wanderers fans, as you hover right over the Macron (formerly Reebok) Stadium and take in all the sights of the town centre too. This tour also sees the heli flying over the famous Chat Moss peat bog, now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest following the discovery of Romano-British Celt perfectly preserved peat bodies!

On the 'Manchester City' itinerary the helicopter will head right over Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground, home to the Lancashire Cricket Club. Look at the finely manicured crease and check out the stands, but before you can say 'How is he?' you'll be on your way again, whisked off in your chopper over to Old Trafford and the Etihad stadia.

If you're looking for a comprehensive Manchester helicopter tour, we can recommend the Lancashire Explorer. For 30 minutes you will be packing in all the big-hitter sights of the Manchester skyline and the countryside, from Rochdale to the Pennines and the wind farms of Bacup. 

With your headset on, you can listen to the chopper pilot's commentary as you fly. If you're from the Manchester or Bolton area, seeing everything you know and love from the air is quite simply epic. These exclusive charters for up to three to fly together are definitely the stuff of bucket-list dreams. Book your heli departure today!


• Selected weekdays and weekends between April and October
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• City Airport, Barton, Manchester

Suitable For

• Maximum weight 17 stone
• Minimum age 6
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Spectators are welcome to watch your departure and arrival
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Exclusive Manchester Sightseeing Flights
15 Minute 'Best of Bolton' or 'Manchester City' Exclusive Flight
Total Price£349.00
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