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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
 
 
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London Helicopter Charter

Battersea Heliport

Special Offer From £999.00

London Helicopter Charter
• 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
Adventure Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Based On 5 Reviews

Adventure Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Locations Nationwide

Save £30 From £59.00

Adventure Helicopter Pleasure Flights
• 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
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Tigers & Tracks Experience

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Buy For £475.00

Tiger and Tracks Action Day
• 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
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Exclusive Scenic Pleasure Flight For Two

Teesside International Airport

From £109.00

Exclusive Scenic Pleasure Flight For Two
• 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
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Private Portsmouth Heli Tours for Two with Bubbly

Solent Airport, Lee on Solent

Exclusive Offer From £185.00

Private Portsmouth Heli Tours for Two with Bubbly
• 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
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VIP New Forest Helicopter Dining for Two

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa from Solent Airport

Buy For £599.00

VIP New Forest Helicopter Dining for Two
• 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!
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Exclusive Hampshire Helicopter Dining for Two

Oakley Hall Hotel from Blackbushe Airport

Buy For £599.00

Exclusive Hampshire Helicopter Dining for Two
• 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
Brighton Pier

Exclusive Brighton Sightseeing Flights

Brighton City Airport, Shoreham on Sea

From £164.00

Exclusive Brighton Sightseeing Flights
• 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
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Private Sightseeing Flights from Berkshire

White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead

From £349.00

Private Sightseeing Flights from Berkshire
• 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
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Silverstone Sightseeing Flights

Turweston Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

Special Offer From £99.00

Silverstone Sightseeing Flights
• 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
henley istock

Surrey & Thames Valley Heli Adventure Charter

Blackbushe Airport, Camberley

Save £30 Buy For £255.00

Surrey & Thames Valley Heli Adventure Charter
• 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
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Exclusive Kent Sightseeing Flights

Manston & Rochester

From £489.00

Exclusive Kent Sightseeing Flights
• 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
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Welshpool Helicopter Flights

Welshpool Airport

Save £20 From £55.00

Welshpool Helicopter Flights
• 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
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Cotswolds Exclusive Heli Dining

Calcot Manor, Lucknam Park Hotel, Whatley Manor

Buy For £699.00

Cotswolds Exclusive Heli Dining
• 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!
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UK Cities Helicopter Charter for Four

Nationwide Locations

Save 37% From £299.00

UK Cities Helicopter Charter for Four
• Exclusive heli charters over UK cities
• You choose your location and your passengers!
• Price is for the whole heli, seating up to four
• 15 and 30min flight durations available
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London Sightseeing Flights from Battersea

London Battersea Heliport

From £200.00

London Sightseeing Flights from Battersea
• 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
Jurassic Coast
Based On 11 Reviews

Sightseeing Devon & Jurassic Coast

Near Honiton

Special Offer From £135.00

Jurassic Coast Helicopter Tours
• 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
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All Stars Football Stadium Helicopter Tour

12 Nationwide Locations

Special Offer Buy For £99.00

All Stars Football Stadium Helicopter Tour
• 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
Dambusters Heli Tour
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Dambusters Heli Tours

Taddington, Derbyshire

Save £76 From £99.00

Dambusters Heli Tours
• 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
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Scottish City Sightseeing Tour

5 Locations

Special Offer From £79.00

Scottish City Sightseeing Tour
• 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
Cotswold village
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Cotswold Helicopter Tours

Cotswold Airport, Cirencester

From £45.00

Cotswold Helicopter Tours
• 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
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Dorset Coast Helicopter Tours

Bournemouth International Airport

Special Offer From £99.00

Dorset Coast Helicopter Tours
• 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
Nottingham Pleasure Flights and Tours
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Nottingham Pleasure Flights and Tours

Nottingham Heliport

From £39.00

Nottingham Pleasure Flights and Tours
• 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
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Based On 9 Reviews

Sightseeing Flights over Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport

From £45.00

Wolverhampton Helicopter Tours
• 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
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Oxford Helicopter Tour

Oxfordshire

Buy For £139.00

Oxford Helicopter Tour
• 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
bath river
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Bath City Helicopter Tour

Bath Racecourse

From £99.00

Bath City Helicopter Tour
• 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
millennium principality stadium
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Cardiff Sightseeing Tours

West Usk Lighthouse, Newport

From £135.00

Cardiff Sightseeing Tours
• 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
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Dambusters Flight Experience

Teesside International Airport

From £150.00

Dambusters Flight Experience
• 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
Derbyshire
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Dambusters Sightseeing Tour

Derbyshire

Buy For £169.00

Dambusters Sightseeing Tour & Lunch
• 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
Emmerdale and York Tour

Emmerdale and York Tour

Elvington Airfield, York

Buy For £199.00

Emmerdale and York Tour
• 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
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UK Cities from the Air

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £79.00

UK Cities from the Air
• 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 plane flight
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Vintage Sightseeing Flights of Cambridge

Duxford, Cambridge

From £99.00

Vintage Sightseeing Flights of Cambridge
• 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
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Garden of England Sightseeing

Rochester Airport, Kent

From £99.00

Garden of England Sightseeing
• 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
London Skyline

London Helicopter Tours

Elstree Aerodrome

From £149.00

London Helicopter Tours
• 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
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London Pleasure Flight from Essex

Stapleford Aerodrome

Buy For £149.00

London Pleasure Flight from Essex
• 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
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Newcastle City & Angel of the North Tour

Nr Marley Hill, South West of Newcastle

Save £30 Buy For £119.00

Newcastle City & Angel of the North Tour
• 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
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Pleasure Flights from Cardiff Heliport

Cardiff Bay, South Wales

Save £20 From £99.00

Pleasure Flights from Cardiff Heliport
• 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
Brighton

Brighton Sightseeing from the Air

Brighton City Airport, Shoreham on Sea

From £95.00

Brighton Sightseeing from the Air
• 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
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De Havilland Vintage London Pleasure Flight

Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford

Buy For £249.00

De Havilland Vintage London Pleasure Flight
• 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!
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Kent Coast Sightseeing Flights

Manston near Ramsgate

From £99.00

Kent Coast Sightseeing Flights
• 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
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Aviation Heritage Tours

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £259.00

Aviation Heritage Tours
• 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
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Aerial Flights over Bournemouth

Bournemouth Airport

From £135.00

Bournemouth Helicopter Tour
• 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
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Edinburgh and Bridges Tour

Edinburgh Helipad

Save £20 Buy For £119.00

Edinburgh and Bridges Tour
• 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
Helicopter pleasure flight
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Helicopter Pleasure Flight

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £69.00

Helicopter Pleasure Flight
• 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
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Portsmouth Sightseeing Flights

Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire

Save £20 From £49.00

Portsmouth Sightseeing Flights
• 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
Blackpool Tower
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Blackpool Tower Tour

Blackpool Airport, Lancashire

Save £10 Buy For £159.00

Blackpool Tower Tour
• 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
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Pearl of Dorset Helicopter Tour

Bridport, West Dorset

Buy For £99.00

Pearl of Dorset Helicopter Tour
• 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
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Welsh Coast Sightseeing Flights

Llanbedr Airfield, Gwynedd

From £79.00

Welsh Coast Sightseeing Flights
• 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
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Heli Buzz Nationwide

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £39.00

Heli Buzz Nationwide
• 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
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Sightseeing Flights Ireland

6 Locations

Save 50% From £39.00

Sightseeing Flights Ireland
• 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
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Helicopter Tour of Bristol

Bath Racecourse

From £99.00

Helicopter Tour of Bristol
• 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
Lake District scenery

Lake District Helicopter Tour

Carnforth, Lancashire

Save £100 From £139.00

Lake District Helicopter Tour
• 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
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Manchester Sightseeing Flights

City Airport, Barton

Special Offer From £59.00

Manchester Sightseeing Flights
• 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
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North Wales Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd

From £59.00

North Wales Helicopter Pleasure Flights
• 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!
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North Yorkshire Sightseeing

Elvington Airfield, York

From £39.00

North Yorkshire Sightseeing
• 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
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Snowdonia from the Air

Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

From £79.00

Snowdonia from the Air
• 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
Chichester grounds
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Heli Tours over Goodwood

Chichester, West Sussex

From £59.00

Tours from Goodwood
• 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
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Vintage Leeds Castle Pleasure Flight

Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford

Buy For £119.00

Vintage Leeds Castle Pleasure Flight
• 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!
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Blue Skies Helicopter Tours

Locations UK wide

Special Offer Buy For £32.00

Blue Skies Helicopter Tours
• 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
South Wales light house
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Helicopter Lighthouse Tour with Cream Tea

Newport, South Wales

Buy For £59.00

Helicopter Lighthouse Tour with Cream Tea
• Heli flight, lighthouse tour & tea in South Wales
• See the Usk Lighthouse & coast from the air
• Tour this unique B&B with the owners
view of london from helicopter
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Helicopter Flights London

Essex & Surrey

Save £46 From £139.00

Helicopter Experience over London
• 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
Leicestershire view
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Leicestershire Flights and Tours

Leicester Airport

From £37.00

Leicestershire Flights and Tours
• 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!
Anfield Stadium
Based On 3 Reviews

Liverpool City Helicopter Tour

John Lennon Airport, Liverpool

Buy For £135.00

Liverpool City Helicopter Tour
• 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 Vintage Sightseeing Flight
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London Vintage Sightseeing

Duxford, Cambridgeshire

From £229.00

London Vintage Sightseeing Flight
• 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
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Surrey Helicopter Adventures

Blackbushe Airport, Camberley

Special Offer From £49.00

Surrey Helicopter Adventures
• Helicopter sightseeing over Surrey
• Fly out of Blackbushe Airport nr Camberley
• See the local sights from the air
• Operated by a Robinson R44 helicopter
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Ultimate Cotswolds Biplane Tours

Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire

From £474.00

Ultimate Cotswolds Biplane Tours
• 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
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Lancashire Air Experiences

Greenlands Farm Village, Carnforth, Lancashire

From £39.00

Lancashire Air Experiences
• 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
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Biplane Tours Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

Buy For £349.00

Biplane Tours Oxfordshire
• 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!
Chatsworth House
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Chatsworth House Flights

Peak District

Buy For £99.00

Chatsworth House Tour
• 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
skegness coastline from the sky

Helicopter Sightseeing from Skegness

Ingoldmells, Skegness

From £39.00

Helicopter Sightseeing from Skegness
• 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!
Iron Bridge and Severn Valley Tour
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Iron Bridge and Severn Valley Tour

Wolverhampton

Special Offer Buy For £119.00

Iron Bridge and Severn Valley Tour
• 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
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Weymouth Sightseeing Flights

Bridport, West Dorset

From £99.00

Weymouth Sightseeing Flights
• 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
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Castle Ashby Spitfire Tour

Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

Buy For £399.00

Castle Ashby Spitfire Tour
• 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!
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Leeds Castle Spitfire Tour

Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent

Buy For £399.00

Leeds Castle Spitfire Tour
• 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
 
 

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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