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Peak District & Dambuster Helicopter Rides

Derbyshire & Yorkshire

  • Peak District / Dambuster helicopter tours
  • Various itineraries from multiple take off sites
  • See Mam Tor, Lady Bower, Chatsworth & more
  • 20 & 30-minute flights are available 

What's Included

Dambusters Run

  • 20 minute sightseeing flight in a jet powered helicopter
  • Flights are taken in either a Bell Jet Ranger (4 seater) or Bell Long Ranger (6 seater)
  • A pre-flight safety briefing
  • Meet your helicopter pilot
  • You will form part of a group of 4-6 passengers
  • Plenty of opportunity for photographs
  • Travel through the Peak District covering Chatsworth House, the Mam Tor and Derwent Valley
  • Complimentary Artisan chocolates
  • Take off points in Derbyshire and Yorkshire

Dambusters Run & Peak District Choice Tour

  • 30 minute flight duration
  • In additional to the Dambuster Run you will also take in additional sights of the Peak District
  • Complimentary glass of Bubbly and Artisan Chocolates
  • Your flight path varies according to your departure location:
    - Dambusters Run & Chatsworth - Departing from Buxton or Sheffield
    - Dambusters Run & Bleaklow - Departing from Holmfirth
    - Dambusters Run, Bleaklow & Kinder - Departing from Glossop

What Can I Expect

Peak District sightseeing in style with helicopter rides from various locations around Derbyshire and Yorkshire! We are offering the 20-minute ‘Dambuster Run’ and the extended 30-minute helicopter tours, which see you heading further over the Peak District, with various flight paths according to your departure location.

Seeing the pretty little villages, feature-packed countryside and glistening ‘Dambuster’ reservoirs in and around the Peak District National Park will be on your flight path, giving you the perfect bird's eye view of it all.

Headset on, you're ready to go sightseeing. Let your expert pilot show you the best of the Peak District. Look down on stone farmhouses, rolling countryside, cute villages, fast-flowing rivers and quaint market towns. There is so much to see. A highlight has to be Chatsworth House, one of the most famous sights in the Peak District.

Another spot to mention is your flypast over Mam Tor. You'll discover exactly why this 517m-high hill's name means 'Mother Hill'. There's the hill standing proud in front of you, whilst various landslides over the centuries have created mini-hills encircling it. And truly spectacular it is too when seen from the air!

The pinnacle of any Peak District sightseeing flight has to be the moment you explore Ladybower with her dams and the Ashopton Viaduct. As well as being impressive feats of engineering, this Y-shaped reservoir has played quite a large part in modern history…

That accolade is thanks to a certain bomb of the bouncing variety, which was tested here by 617 squadron. We won’t divulge any more, as your pilot is sure to tell you all about the Dambusters, as the helicopter takes time to hover over Ladybower and neighbouring Howden and Derwent. All that remains for us to say is enjoy Peak District sightseeing helicopter flight!


  • Selected dates between April and October
  • Dates and flight times are subject to availability and weather conditions


Dambusters Run

  • Derbyshire Buxton
  • Derbyshire Glossop
  • South Yorkshire Sheffield
  • West Yorkshire Holmfirth

Dambusters Run & Peak District Choice Tour

  • Your flight path varies according to your departure location:
  • Buxton or Sheffield   Dambusters Run & Chatsworth 
  • Holmfirth   Dambusters Run & Bleaklow
  • Glossop   Dambusters Run, Bleaklow & Kinder 

Suitable For

  • Minimum age six
  • Under 12s must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • Maximum height 6ft 6ins
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 15 stone*  please see anything else section


  • Spectators are welcome and may take photographs

Anything Else

  • Photo ID and proof of address will be required on the day
  • Flying activities have maximum weights (per seat) to ensure health and safety along with the comfort of fellow passenger
  • You must enter passenger/participant weight at the time of booking an experience. If weight varies between the time of initial booking and date of flight experience it remains the responsibility of the customer to update their individual weight via their online account prior to flight
  • All passengers will be weighed before flight and if disparity exists between weight disclosed and actual weight (within reason), the passenger may be illegible to fly

Pleasure Flights (Helicopter)

  • Group size of One – Max 15 Stone (95kg)
  • Group size of Two – Max 30 Stone (190kg)
  • Group size of Three – Max 43 Stone (273kg)
  • Group size of Four – Max 56 Stone (355kg)
  • Group size of Five – Max 66 Stone (420kg)
  • Group size of Six - Max 76 Stone (485kg) 
  • Please note that the maximum weight limit for the Co Pilot Seat on a helicopter pleasure flight varies depending on aircraft and other operational considerations
  • If as a party of one you weigh in excess of 15 stone, you may still be able to fly however you will need to purchase an additional seat. This seat will either have to remain unoccupied or can be occupied by an individual as long as the combined total as listed above is not exceeded


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 10
Recommend to Friend: 0

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  based on 10 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
4 Months ago
This was an extra special experience booked for my Parents Silver wedding anniversary. The whole ex...
Rating: 5 stars
Pete Haynes
Excellent experience. Sat next to the pilot which was really interesting.
Rating: 5 stars
I thought the flight over the Peak District was brilliant. It was great to look down on all the pla...
Rating: 5 stars
Great experience and very well run
Rating: 5 stars
Valerie and David Sygrove
The experience was very enjoyable both the flight and the cream tea and prosecco afterwards. The p...
Rating: 5 stars
Peter Lawton
What an excellent Birthday Present from my Daughter,the flight was great and the staff made you fee...
Rating: 5 stars
Dave Cooke
Flight very good, on time,bit disappointed with service with cream tea, otherwise ok
Rating: 5 stars
This flight was brilliant, made even better because the weather was perfect
Rating: 5 stars
Enjoyed flight and crew pleasant, had a very nice time. Only complaints would be trying to book on ...
Rating: 5 stars
Ian Gilbert
The only problem was advised on the day of flight to phone a recording message 2 hours before fligh...