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Helicopter Rides & Sightseeing Flights

Our collection of UK sightseeing flights departing from airfields and airports around the country let you see the world from a very different angle. You'll fly at around 1500ft over town, country and coast looking down on the everything in miniature. It looks so different from the air! Sightseeing flights FAQs

Adventure Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Based On 5 Reviews

Locations Nationwide

Save £30 From £59

    • See your town or city by helicopter!
    • A 12-mile heli ride at locations around the UK
    • A taste of the high life in an executive chopper
    • Cream tea add-on for a sweet treat on landing
London Sightseeing Flights from Battersea

London Battersea Heliport

From £200.00

    • Helicopter tours taking off from Battersea
    • A duo of flight durations available
    • Fly in a fancy Airbus AS350 Squirrel chopper
    • Helipad is right on the edge of the River Thames
All Stars Football Stadium Helicopter Tour

12 Nationwide Locations

Special Offer From £99

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours over famous stadiums
    • Look down on your favourite football team's home!
    • Flights operated by Bell Jet Ranger helicopters
    • Aerial tours last around 20mins/up to 30 miles
Jurassic Coast Helicopter Tours
Based On 11 Reviews

Near Honiton

Special Offer From £135

    • Heli tours near Honiton from Dunkeswell
    • Swoop over the dramatic Jurassic Coast in a heli
    • Follow the River Otter & see the stunning shoreline
    • Choose between a 20 or extended 30 minute ride
Dambusters Heli Tours
Based On 7 Reviews

Taddington, Derbyshire

Save £76 From £99

    • Helicopter tours in Dambuster country
    • See the Peak District and the lakes by helicopter
    • Take off from Taddington in heart of Peak District
    • See Mam Tor, Lady Bower, Ashopton viaduct and more
Scottish City Sightseeing Tour
Based On 3 Reviews

5 Locations

Special Offer From £79

    • Explore the Scottish cities by helicopter
    • Fly over Edinburgh, Glasgow or Perth at 2000ft
    • See shipyards, cranes, Armadillo, Riverside Museum
    • Hover over the likes of Prince's St & Royal Mile
Army Air Discovery Day

Thruxton, Hampshire

Save £40 From £59

    • Discover the living history of the Army Air Corps
    • Package includes a heli flight & museum entrance
    • Fly in an executive Bell Long Ranger helicopter
    • Cream tea in the Apache Cafe to round off your day
Bath City Helicopter Tour
Based On 5 Reviews

Bath Racecourse

From £99.00

    • Discover Bath from a helicopter
    • Royal Crescent from the air is a real highlight
    • Take off from Bath Racecourse
    • Flights in a AS350 or R44 helicopter
Biplane Tours Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £349.00

    • Themed biplane flights over Oxfordshire
    • Take off from Bicester Heritage in a Tiger Moth
    • See famous sights from TV shows & more
    • Have a lesson & sightsee at the same time!
Blackpool Tower Tour
Based On 1 Reviews

Blackpool Airport, Lancashire

Save £10 From £159

    • Hover over the Blackpool in a helicopter
    • See the famous tower, pier and beach from the heli
    • Convenient departures from Blackpool Airport
    • This Lancashire heli tour lasts around 30 minutes
Blue Skies Helicopter Tours

Locations UK wide

Special Offer From £32

    • A mini helicopter tour to see the local sights
    • Take offs from helipads around the country
    • Book your seat in an executive chopper
    • Great aerial views from the heli
Based On 5 Reviews

Bournemouth Airport

From £135.00

    • Heli tours from Bournemouth International Airport
    • Four and six seater executive choppers used
    • See Bournemouth and beyond on the extended tour
    • Beaches, coastline and Art Deco towns from the air
Brighton Sightseeing from the Air

Brighton City Airport, Shoreham on Sea

From £95.00

    • Brighton sightseeing tours by helicopter
    • Departures from Brighton City Airport at Shoreham
    • See the coast, the town and lots more besides
    • Helicopter seats up to three passengers
Cardiff Sightseeing Tours
Based On 6 Reviews

West Usk Lighthouse, Newport

From £135.00

    • Heli tours of South Wales from Newport
    • See Bristol Channel, Barry Island & Cardiff Bay
    • See Principality Stadium & Cardiff Castle on 30mins
    • Discover the Vale of Glamorgan in a fancy heli
Chatsworth House Tour
Based On 1 Reviews

Peak District

From £99.00

    • Get a bird's eye view of lovely Chatsworth House
    • See the cascade, grotto and more from the air
    • Also soar over the River Derwent at National Park
    • Heli tours take off from Owler Bar nr Dronfield
Cotswold Helicopter Tours
Based On 7 Reviews

Cotswold Airport, Cirencester

From £45.00

    • Heli trips from Cotsworld Airport nr Cirencester
    • Explore this Are of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • See Chedworth, the ampitheatre, Cleeve Hill & more
    • Look down on the pretty Cotswold villages & towns
Dambusters Flight Experience

Teesside International Airport

From £150.00

    • Experience low-level Dambusters style flying!
    • Fly at 500ft over North Yorks Moors & Pennines
    • Flight duration gives you over an hour in the air
    • Available in two or four seat Piper light aircraft
Dambusters Sightseeing Tour
Based On 11 Reviews


From £169.00

    • Fly same flight path as 617 'Dambuster' Squadron
    • Helicopter flies over Derwent Valley for 30mins
    • Route back in chopper includes Chatsworth House
    • A carvery meal for each passenger afterwards
De Havilland Vintage London Pleasure Flight

Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford

From £249.00

    • London vintage pleasure flights from Headcorn
    • Operated by an ex-RAF de Havilland Devon airliner
    • See the sights of the capital from your window seat
    • 1950s air travel at its vintage & nostalgic best!
Dorset Coast Helicopter Tours

Bournemouth International Airport

Special Offer From £99

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours from Bournemouth Airport
    • Discover the best bits of Dorset from the air
    • Choose between a 20 and 30 minute heli trip
    • See coast, nature reserves and bustling harbours
Edinburgh and Bridges Tour

Edinburgh Helipad

Save £20 From £119

    • Cruise over Edinburgh in an executive helicopter
    • Trip departs from a rural helipad in Edinburgh
    • See all the famous sights from 1000ft in the air
    • Minimum age for these sightseeing flights is 6 yrs
Emmerdale and York Tour

Elvington Airfield, York

From £199.00

    • See Emmerdale country from a helicopter
    • Set off from Elvington in East Riding, Yorkshire
    • Fly over Harewood in Eccup, where Emmerdale filmed
    • Spot Butler's Farm, the Woolpack & more in 45mins
Exclusive Brighton Sightseeing Flights

Brighton City Airport, Shoreham on Sea

From £164.00

    • Exclusive sightseeing flights for two from Brighton
    • Fly all over Sussex in a 1960's classic aeroplane
    • A choice of flight durations & routes available
    • See castles, beaches, bays, monuments & more
Exclusive Hampshire Helicopter Dining for Two

Oakley Hall Hotel from Blackbushe Airport

From £599.00

    • Luxury heli-dining packages to Oakley Hall Hotel
    • Travel by chartered heli from Blackbushe Airport
    • A 3-course lunch at the 2 AA Rosette restaurant
    • A VIP day out by heli for two people to celebrate
Exclusive Kent Sightseeing Flights

Manston & Rochester

From £489.00

    • Exclusive helicopter flights in Kent
    • Take off from Manston or Rochester Airport
    • Invite up to three passengers to join you
    • Arrange your flight path over Kent to suit you
Exclusive Scenic Pleasure Flight For Two

Teesside International Airport

From £99.00

    • Sightseeing pleasure flights over the North East
    • Operating out of Teesside International Airport
    • Tours operate on an exclusive basis for two people
    • Choose between a 30, 60 or 90 minute tour duration
Garden of England Sightseeing

Rochester Airport, Kent

From £99.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours from Rochester Airport
    • See Kent maritime & industrial heritage from above
    • Fly over castles, historic houses & gardens too
    • A range of flight itineraries to choose from
Heli Buzz Nationwide
Based On 10 Reviews

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £39

    • A six mile helicopter sightseeing ride
    • Choose from a whole list of helipad venues UK-wide
    • All passengers have a headset to hear the pilot
    • Your chance to fly in an executive chopper
Helicopter Lighthouse Tour with Cream Tea
Based On 1 Reviews

Newport, South Wales

From £59.00

    • Heli flight, lighthouse tour & tea in South Wales
    • See the Usk Lighthouse & coast from the air
    • Tour this unique B&B with the owners
Helicopter Flights London
Based On 14 Reviews

Essex & Surrey

Save £46 From £139

    • Helicopter flights over the heart of the capital
    • Fly up to London & follow the curve of the Thames
    • Choice of Greater London departure points
    • Flight paths may be altered by Air Traffic Control
Helicopter Pleasure Flight
Based On 1 Reviews

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £69

    • Explore your favourite part of the country by heli
    • A full range of flight durations available
    • Take off from helipads from around the country
    • Feel like a VIP in your executive chopper
Helicopter Sightseeing from Skegness

Ingoldmells, Skegness

From £39.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours around the East Coast
    • Flights take off from Skegness Airfield
    • Full range of flight times available
    • See if you can spot all the local landmarks!
Helicopter Tour of Bristol

Bath Racecourse

From £99.00

    • See Bristol from the air on this helicopter flight
    • Spot Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cabot Tower etc
    • Fly in a Robinson or Airbus heli from Bath Racecourse
    • Book a 25 or extended 50-mile tour in the chopper
Iron Bridge and Severn Valley Tour
Based On 6 Reviews


Special Offer From £119

    • Explore Shropshire's industrial heritage
    • A 30min heli tour from Halfpenny Green airport
    • See Ironbridge Gorge, Blists Hill, Hay Incline etc
    • Head back via Clee Hills, Wyre Forest & Kinver Edge
Kent Coast Sightseeing Flights

Manston near Ramsgate

From £99.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing flights from Manston in Kent
    • Explore the Kent coastline & countryside
    • Lots of different flight paths to choose from
    • See the very best of Kent from 2000ft in the air
Lake District Helicopter Tour

Carnforth, Lancashire

Save £100 From £139

    • Take off from Greenlands Village Farm nr Carnforth
    • Choose a 10 or 30-minute Lake District tour
    • Fly over Windermere on the 30-mins tour
    • Option to include an afternoon tea at the farm
Lancashire Air Experiences

Greenlands Farm Village, Carnforth, Lancashire

From £39.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing flights over Lancashire
    • Take off from a family farm visitor centre
    • Fly in an executive Bell Long Ranger helicopter
    • A great place for friends & family to watch from
Leicestershire Flights and Tours
Based On 8 Reviews

Leicester Airport

From £37.00

    • 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!
Liverpool City Helicopter Tour
Based On 3 Reviews

John Lennon Airport, Liverpool

From £135.00

    • Depart Liverpool John Lennon Airport in a heli
    • See the River Mersey straight after take off
    • Head over Liverpool and spot all the landmarks
    • Anfield, Goodison Pk, Aintree, Sefton Pk and more
London Helicopter Tours

Elstree Aerodrome

From £149.00

    • Helicopter tours from London's Elstree Airport
    • See the capital as you fly up the Thames
    • Flights taken in twin-engine Squirrel Helicopters
    • Up to five passengers can fly at once
London Pleasure Flight from Essex

Stapleford Aerodrome

From £149.00

    • Pleasure flights over London in a helicopter
    • Departures from Stapleford Aerodrome in Essex
    • A full 30mins in the air checking out all the sights
    • Operated by a five seater executive Squirrel chopper
London Vintage Sightseeing Flight
Based On 2 Reviews

Duxford, Cambridgeshire

From £229.00

    • A 1930s Dragon Rapide flight over London
    • Take off from Duxford & head along Lea Valley
    • See all the famous Thames-side landmarks
    • Return flight time is around 70 minutes
Manchester Sightseeing Flights

City Airport, Barton

Special Offer From £59

    • Heli flights from City Airport Manchester Barton
    • See the sights of Manchester, Bolton and beyond
    • Various itineraries to suit all tastes & pockets
    • In-helicopter pilot commentary via headset intercom
Newcastle City & Angel of the North Tour

Nr Marley Hill, South West of Newcastle

Save £30 From £119

    • A helicopter tour of Newcastle upon Tyne
    • See bridges, buildings, coast and sculptures
    • Take off from a private helipad
    • You will be flying in an executive helicopter
North Wales Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd

From £59.00

    • Helicopter pleasure flights over North Wales
    • Taking off from Caernarfon Airport at Dinas Dinlle
    • A range of tour itineraries to choose from
    • See castles, coastline, mountains and more!
North Yorkshire Sightseeing

Elvington Airfield, York

From £39.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing flights over North Yorkshire
    • All tours take off from Elvington Airfield
    • See the sights of York and beyond
    • Longer tours include Emmerdale & Harewood House
Nottingham Pleasure Flights and Tours
Based On 5 Reviews

Nottingham Heliport

From £39.00

    • Heli tours from Nottingham Heliport
    • From taster rides to full city tours
    • See all the sights of Nottingham from 1000ft
    • Friends & family cab watch the take off & landing
Oxford Helicopter Tour


From £139.00

    • Explore the City of Dreaming Spires in a chopper
    • Take off from Oxford Helipad, Chalgrove
    • Listen to the pilot's commentary via the headsets
    • Cruise at around 1000ft over the Oxford landmarks
Pearl of Dorset Helicopter Tour

Bridport, West Dorset

From £79.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours to Lyme Regis
    • Head out from Bridport along the Jurassic Coast
    • See the famous fossil beaches from the air
    • A 15-minute, 25-mile helicopter flight
Pleasure Flights from Cardiff Heliport

Cardiff Bay, South Wales

Save £20 From £99

    • Helicopter sightseeing rides from Cardiff Heliport
    • Explore Wales's capital city by executive chopper
    • See Cardiff & countryside castles on extended tour
    • Cardiff Heliport is right on the edge of the docks
Portsmouth Sightseeing Flights

Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire

Save £20 From £49

    • Helicopter sightseeing over Portsmouth & the Solent
    • Flights operate out of Lee-on-the-Solent
    • Choose between a 10, 20 and 30 minute flight
    • See the harbour, Spinnaker, IoW, Needles & more
Private Portsmouth Heli Tours for Two with Bubbly

Solent Airport, Lee on Solent

Exclusive Offer From £185

    • Private heli tours - Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
    • Just the two of you onboard the chopper
    • Tours set off from HMS Daedalus (Solent Airport)
    • A celebratory glass for bubbly for you both
Sightseeing Flights Ireland

5 Locations

Save 50% From £39

    • Spectacular helicopter rides in Ireland
    • Sightseeing tours over the Emerald Isle
    • A choice of take off locations available
    • Flight durations from 5 to 30 minutes offered
Silverstone Sightseeing Flights

Turweston Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

Special Offer From £99

    • Sightseeing tours by helicopter over Silverstone
    • See the famous race circuit and beyond
    • Fly over Althorp House, Stowe & Castle Ashby too
    • A choice of two flight itineraries - 15 or 30mins
Snowdonia from the Air

Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

From £79.00

    • Heli sightseeing over Snowdonia & the Conwy Valley
    • Departures from a hotel in Betws-y-Coed
    • Two stunning flight itineraries to choose between
    • Listen to the pilot's commentary as you fly
Surrey Helicopter Adventures

Blackbushe Airport, Camberley

Special Offer From £49

    • Helicopter sightseeing over Surrey
    • Fly out of Blackbushe Airport nr Camberley
    • See the local sights from the air
    • Operated by a Robinson R44 helicopter
Tours from Goodwood
Based On 2 Reviews

Chichester, West Sussex

From £59.00

    • Helicopter tours from Goodwood in West Sussex
    • Take off from this famous motor racing venue
    • See the sights around the estate & beyond
    • Beaches, bays, boats and more from the air
UK Cities from the Air

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £79

    • See UK cities from the air on a chopper tour
    • You choose which city you'd like to see
    • Rides are operated by an executive Jet Ranger heli
    • You get around 15-minutes in the air
Vintage Leeds Castle Pleasure Flight

Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford

From £119.00

    • Vintage sightseeing flights over Leeds Castle
    • Operated by a de Havilland Devon plane
    • Flights take off from Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent
    • Every seat is a window seat in the Devon!
Vintage Sightseeing Flights of Cambridge
Based On 4 Reviews

Duxford, Cambridge

From £99.00

    • Dragon Rapide flights over historic Cambridge
    • Choose between two flight paths 20 or 40mins long
    • See the spires, the River Cam, Ely & Newmarket
    • IWM Duxford entry included for all passengers
VIP New Forest Helicopter Dining for Two

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa from Solent Airport

From £599.00

    • Fine dining by helicopter near the New Forest
    • Return VIP flights for two from Solent Airport
    • Luncheon at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa for two
    • A luxury experience for those special occasions!
Welsh Coast Sightseeing Flights

Llanbedr Airfield, Gwynedd

From £79.00

    • Welsh sightseeing flights from Llanbedr Airfield
    • Explore Gwynedd's coastline & countryside
    • Operated by an executive Robinson R44 helicopter
    • See Snowdon, Cadar Idris, Harlech Castle & more
Welshpool Helicopter Flights

Welshpool Airport

Save £20 From £55

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours around Mid-Wales
    • Flights all take off from the airport at Welshpool
    • See the Severn Valley and beyond from the air
    • A wide range of flight paths & itineraries offered
Weymouth Sightseeing Flights

Bridport, West Dorset

From £79.00

    • Helicopter sightseeing tours around Weymouth
    • See the very best of the coast & country from the air
    • Two different flight itineraries for you to choose from
    • Commentary from your pilot to spot the sights
Based On 9 Reviews

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport

From £45.00

    • Heli tours from Halfpenny Green Airfield nr BHam
    • Soar over the lovely Severn Valley and beyond
    • Choose from a wide range of flight durations
    • Industrial heritage & countryside from the air
Yorkshire Air Discovery Day

Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire

Save 40% From £59

    • A day of all things aviation at RAF Elvington
    • Visit the extensive Yorkshire Air Museum
    • Take a heli buzz flight in Bell JetRanger
    • See the former RAF Bomber Command from the air
Aviation Heritage Tours

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £259.00

    • Themed Tiger Moth flights over Oxfordshire
    • See WW2 airfield history from the air
    • Fly over key locations of the Civil War
    • Flights operate out of Bicester Heritage airfield
Castle Ashby Spitfire Tour

Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

From £399.00

    • A 20 minute flight alongside a stunning Spitfire
    • Take off from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire
    • You fly in a deHavilland Devon next to the Spitfire
    • Every seat is a window seat in this passenger plane!
Cotswolds Exclusive Heli Dining

Calcot Manor, Lucknam Park Hotel, Whatley Manor

From £699.00

    • A private heli charter for lunch in the Cotswolds
    • Take off from Cotswold Airport near Kemble
    • Lunch at a luxury restaurant of your choice
    • Travel in style with just you two in the chopper!
Exclusive Family Scottish City Tour

5 Locations

Special Offer From £275

    • Exclusively chartered Scottish helicopter tours
    • Room for up to 4 passengers - ideal for families
    • Operated by executive Bell JetRanger or similar
    • Flexible flight path options
Exclusive London Helicopter Tour with Bubbly for Two

Stapleford Aerodrome, Essex

Exclusive Offer From £599

    • A private heli charter for 2 from inside the M25
    • The perfect way to celebrate a special moment
    • Operator uses large, executive helicopters
    • See the monuments, landmarks & sights of London
Leeds Castle Spitfire Tour

Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent

From £399.00

    • Fly over Leeds Castle with a Spitfire leading the way
    • You will be one of eight passengers in the Devon
    • The de Havilland Devon is a 1950s passenger plane
    • Departures from Headcorn Airfield in Kent
London Helicopter Charter

Battersea Heliport

Special Offer From £999

    • Exclusive helicopyer charter flights over London
    • Only operator to offer tours out of central London
    • Voucher is for up to 6 of you to fly in the chopper
    • Three flight paths over London to choose from
Private Sightseeing Flights from Berkshire

White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead

From £349.00

    • Private helicopter flights from White Waltham
    • See the sights of Berkshire or London
    • Exclusive charters for up to three passengers
    • Perfect for celebrations for couples or family
Surrey & Thames Valley Heli Adventure Charter

Blackbushe Airport, Camberley

Save £30 From £255

    • Exclusive helicopter charter flights over Surrey
    • Take off from Blackbushe Airport on a 20-mins tour
    • Your flight is scheduled just for you
    • Invite two people to join you for the tour
Tiger and Tracks Action Day

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

From £475.00

    • Miliary vehicles, Tigers & Dragon Rapides combined at Duxford
    • Tiger Moth lesson, Dragon sightseeing & APC drive
    • Short hosted tour to a behind the scenes IWM area
    • Briefing & closing reception in the control tower
UK Cities Helicopter Charter for Four

Nationwide Locations

Save 37% From £299

    • Exclusive heli charters over UK cities
    • You choose your location and your passengers!
    • Price is for the whole heli, seating up to four
    • Fly for 15mins and see all the main sights below
Ultimate Cotswolds Biplane Tours

Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire

From £474.00

    • The ultimate Cotswolds Tiger Moth tours
    • Two 60-minute flight itineraries to choose from
    • See fascinating ancient archaeological landmarks
    • Or follow the Fosse Way over pretty Cotswold villages

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

These sightseeing flights are ideal if you want to see the sights from the air, but aren’t too keen on actually flying the aircraft. It’s all about sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the amazing aerial vistas on these airborne tours. (Don’t forget, we do do flying lessons for those who want it all!).

Who it's not for

Other than those who are too afraid of flying, we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t delight in an aerial sightseeing tour for that unique bird’s eye view of this beautiful country we live in. Not surprising then, that these sightseeing flights are some of out most popular gifts to give.

Sightseeing flights FAQs

Are these sightseeing flights all in helicopters?

We do indeed have a full range of sightseeing flights from locations around the UK in helicopters, along with trips in aeroplanes too. Take your pick or perhaps do a tour in each!

Are the aircraft all modern?

Tours in fancy executive choppers are by far the most popular with our customers. They’re just like the ones you see the rich and famous using and they’re really quite flash. For those seeking a bit of nostalgia, we also have sightseeing flights in classic aircraft, from DeHavilland Doves to Tiger Moths.

Do these sightseeing flights operate out of main airports?

We have all sorts of departure points for you. Some depart from international airports, others are based at smaller flying club airfields. With helicopters not needing very much space at all for take off and landings, we have a quite few tours that set off from private land such as hotel grounds, country parks and estates.

How will I know what I’m looking at when I’m up in the air?

In most cases your pilot will point out the main landmarks to you as you fly. In a helicopter you’ll be equipped with a headset so you can hear the pilot talk. Other operators my give you printed maps and/or guides to mark out the main sights.

Can you guarantee I’ll see everything mentioned on the flight itinerary?

The itineraries mentioned are to give you an idea of the usual flight path the aircraft will take. Your actual itinerary on the day will depend on weather conditions and any air traffic control restrictions, but wherever you fly there’ll be lots to see!

Can you really go on a sightseeing flight over central London?

Yes! There are special flight paths specifically for single-engined helicopters called the ‘London heli lanes’. The routes generally follow the River Thames and you’ll be flying at a level well below the London Heathrow flight path. All this means you get see some of the very best sights of the capital using the official routes, all at a cruise level well below commercial jet traffic.

Have you got any cheap sightseeing flights?

We sure do. Our ‘Heli Buzz’ sightseeing flights are great for getting a taste of that bird’s eye view in a fancy chopper. You get see the immediate area around your take off spot and experience the sensation of rotary flight, all in the space of around five minutes - which, when you’re up there is quite long, especially if it’s your first time in a helicopter!

Will I still be able to see the sights if I’ve not got a window seat on the flight?

The great thing about helicopters is that everyone gets a good view as the cockpit is mainly glass. Of course, one or maybe even two lucky people (depending on the type of helicopter) get to sit up front next to the pilot, but those in the rear seats will enjoy superb views too. Same in the vintage planes, as the windows were a lot bigger back in the day - with more leg-room too.

Surely the views are the same as when you fly in a big commercial jet?

For those few minutes when you take off or come into land in your big commercial airliner, you do indeed get that ‘everything’s in miniature’ moment when you spot cars on the motorway that look like toy cars and the sea of houses below you. But then you’re cruising at 35,000ft and often above the cloud base. The advantage of all our sightseeing flights is that you cruise at much lower levels (as low as 1000ft) for the duration of your flight - so it’s fab views all the way.

How many passengers do the aircraft seat?

It very much depends on the type of aircraft operating the flights. Some executive choppers seat six passengers plus your pilot and the vintage planes are anything from tandems with just you and the pilot, to around 16 passengers with two or three crew onboard. All these sort of details are included on each individual product page.

How high (or low) will I be flying?

In general, you will be flying at between 1000 and 1500ft during your sightseeing flight. This does, of course, depend on weather and air traffic restrictions on the day.

Can I bring my camera to take photos of the sights during the flight?

Of course! Just don’t get too engrossed in taking photos to actual enjoy seeing the sights with your own eyes.

Will I need a passport for these sightseeing departures?

Technically you don’t need a passport to travel, but most operators will ask for proof of ID on signing in for your flight. Please check the full details on your voucher before travelling for your flight.

How long before my flight should I get to there?

Once booked in, your operator will give you all the details you need about your flight. In general, they ask for passengers to arrive between 15 and 30-minutes before your departure time.

Can friends and family come along to watch?

The vast majority of operators welcome spectators to wave you off, as that’s all part of the fun of these wonderful sightseeing experiences, especially when they’ve been given as a gift. Most airfields have a clubhouse with a cafe, so you can get a snack or drink whilst you wait for them to land back at base.

Will you fly over my house?

This is a question that many passengers ask. These sightseeing trips follow specific itineraries and flight paths, so unless you happen to live right underneath it, you won’t see your house. However, if you’re willing to splash the cash and go for an exclusive sightseeing charter you will be able to discuss your flight path with your pilot.

Are there any sightseeing flights near me?

Flying experiences are our speciality and we’ve got a vast selection of sightseeing tours available for you to book directly online with us. There’s bound to be a departure point near you, as we work with operators and airports the length and breadth of the UK, with pretty much every county represented. Current sightseeing flight locations include:
  • London
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Oxfordshire
  • Hampshire
  • Sussex
  • Lancashire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Kent
  • Yorkshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Essex
  • Surrey
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Northumberland
  • Oxfordshire
  • South Wales
  • West Lothian
  • Renfrewshire
  • Perthshire
  • Stirlingshire

Want to see your coast, country and town from the air? Book your seat on a sightseeing tour now!

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