Helicopter Buzz

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to soar through the skies in a helicopter, then this is your chance to see an area of the country from above. There’s a reason that helicopters are the rock stars of the skies - their versatility means that they can land almost anywhere and because they can hover, they offer unparalleled views of the surrounding area which is impossible from other aircraft.The chance to see an area from above is one which can give you a whole new perspective, whether it’s somewhere you are already familiar with or a spot that you are discovering for the first time. From beautiful landscapes to impressive towns and cities, an aerial view is one which can uncover hidden secrets, surprising features or just a completely new way to look at a place which may seem unremarkable from the ground. You will be welcomed and briefed by a specialist team. Once you are safely strapped in the helicopter you will experience climbing to over 1,000 feet, accelerating to over 120 miles an hour, swooping over the landscape, then settling gently back on the ground. Cameras are positively encouraged, with an experience this exhilarating you will want to relive it as often as possible!

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30 Minute Flying Lesson

Reach for the sky with this introductory flying lesson and soar away into the wide blue yonder. Under expert tuition you will be able to take the controls and discover the freedom of flying, with the aircraft responding to your lightest touch. You won’t need to worry about take-off and landing, as this is carried out by the pilot. This is the perfect gift for those who crave an idyllic bird’s eye view, love to be airborne and like to put their co-ordination skills to the test. Your 30 minute flying lesson begins with a pre-flight safety briefing with your instructor, where you will learn the thrilling effects of an aircraft's controls and your role during this trial flying lesson. Then it's time for your 'walk round' to see the main control surfaces of the aircraft. Your instructor will take-off and demonstrate some basic maneuvers, before passing the controls over to you. Your 30 minute lesson includes take-off and landing times.*Please note that if you are over the supplier's maximum weight limit you may be asked to pay an additional fee to cover the overall aircraft weight. Please check on booking.

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Champagne Balloon Flight for Two

Experience an aerial adventure like never before with an incredible champagne balloon flight for two.Nothing quite compares to the peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. You gaze down over the landscape below, the fields, hedgerows and villages dappled in the soft evening sunlight or tranquil early morning sunshine. As you bask in the magical silence, you’ll float high above the ground and then drop low enough to skim the treetops. It's a perfect way to see the world from a completely fresh perspective and with someone special. Your experience will begin by helping to inflate the balloon. Then you’ll climb into the basket and prepare to take off for an hour's flight where you’ll see the world below sliding slowly by. After your flight and you are safely back on the ground, you will toast this momentous occasion with a glass of champagne and receive a flight certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson.*Please note, locations are subject to change.

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60 Minute Flying Lesson

Reach for the sky with your first flying lesson and soar away into the wide blue yonder. Under expert tuition, you can take the controls yourself and discover the absolute freedom of the sky. Your 60 minute flying lesson begins with a pre-flight briefing with your instructor. You will learn the effects of an aircraft's controls and what you will be doing during your first trial flying lesson. Then it's time to walk out to the aircraft where you will be taken on a 'walk round' to see the main control surfaces of the aircraft. Your instructor will take off and then demonstrate some basic manoeuvres. Then it's your turn! Feel the aircraft respond to your lightest touch and experience for yourself the sheer exhilaration of flying.Your 60 minute lesson includes take off and landing times.Please note that if you are over the supplier's maximum weight limit you may be asked to pay an additional fee to cover the overall aircraft weight. Please check on booking.

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Gliding with a Winch Launch

Let us introduce you to the wonderful sport of gliding. It's a fantastic chance to experience the excitement of powerless flight and to take in the wonderful scenery unfolding below you. After a pre-flight briefing, you will be strapped into the glider with your instructor. The glider is attached to a winch by a cable, and within a few moments you will be airborne! Once the cable is released you will search out some thermals and then gently glide back down to earth.Time in the air varies depending on the conditions, typically from a few minutes up to 10-15 minutes. Please note, the height from the winch varies between 1000ft and 1500ft.

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Gliding with an Aerotow

After your first flight you'll be hooked on this superb sport. Why? It's much more challenging than powered flight - you need a lot of skill to keep a glider airborne - knowing how to recognise lift (rising air), where to find it and how to use it. But it's also great fun - effectively you become just like a bird - you often rise up in thermals alongside birds! You will be towed into the air by a powered aircraft. After a pre-flight briefing, you will be strapped into the glider with your instructor. The glider is attached to another aircraft which will tow you into the sky! Once the cable is released you search out some thermals and then gently glide back down to earth. Unforgettable! The length of the flight itself will vary according to weather conditions, but is likely to be around 15 to 20 minutes. At some locations you may get two winch launched flights or one soaring flight instead.

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Helicopter Tour Over London

Take in London’s famous skyline from high-above with this Helicopter Tour over London experience. A helicopter flight over London is the ultimate way to see the UK’s capital and take in the stunning sights of one of the world’s greatest cities. You’ll hop aboard a Bell 206L-1 Long-Ranger helicopter and take to the skies, where you’ll quickly see the River Thames as it snakes through the middle of the city. Your pilot will point out some of London’s most historical landmarks including Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham palace, as well as more modern sights such as The Shard, The Gherkin, Millennium Dome and Canary Wharf. This is the best way to see London in all its fabulous glory, so make sure you have your camera at the ready as you’ll want to capture some great photos to remember this amazing aerial adventure.

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20 to 30 Minute Microlight Flight

Microlighting perfectly captures the spirit of early aviation; pioneering, thrilling and a touch eccentric. These quirky little aircrafts, with their panoramic views from the cockpit, are ideal for short trips over the countryside. Flying a microlight is the perfect treat on a fine summer's day! The instructors will give you a thorough briefing and then take you on a trial microlight flying lesson. We are sure you will end up as enthusiastic as they are!Your total experience will last for approximately 1 hour, with 20 to 30 minutes in the microlight. To start the day you will be given a detailed briefing from your instructor, which includes how to use the microlight's dual controls, how to enter the microlight safely and pre-take off checks. You then take to the sky, climbing up to 1500 feet above ground level in a flex-wing (open cockpit) or fixed wing (closed cockpit - similar to a mini plane) aircraft (please state preference at time of booking). The instructor will demonstrate the controls and then, if the instructor is happy, control of the microlight will be passed to you. Happy flying!Please note, at the Wiltshire location you will fly in a fixed-wing aircraft.

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60 Minute Microlight Flight

Take to the sky and experience a thrilling aerial adventure like never before with an incredible 60 Minute Microlight Flight.Microlighting perfectly captures the spirit of early aviation - pioneering, thrilling and a touch eccentric. These quirky little aircrafts, with their panoramic views from the cockpit, are ideal for short trips over the countryside. Flying a microlight is the perfect treat on a fine summer's day. To start the day you will be given a detailed safety briefing from your instructor, which includes how to use the microlight's dual controls, how to enter the microlight safely and all pre-take off checks. You then take to the sky, climbing up to 1,500 feet above ground level in a flex-wing (open cockpit) or fixed wing (closed cockpit - similar to a mini plane) aircraft (please state preference at time of booking). The instructor will demonstrate the controls and then, if the instructor is happy, control of the microlight will be passed to you.

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Fly Choice

You can choose one of the following activities: Champagne balloon flightNothing quite compares to the serenity of ballooning. Gaze down over the fields, hedgerows and villages, dappled in a tranquil early morning light. Bask in the magical silence as you float high above the ground and then drop low enough to skim the hedgerows and treetops. It's a perfect way to take fabulous pictures - and a treat to remember for many years. After helping to inflate the balloon, you'll take off for an hour's flight and see the world below sliding slowly by. Enjoy a traditional champagne toast, and receive a flight certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson.45 minute flying lessonYour 45 minute flying lesson begins with a pre-flight briefing with your instructor. They will talk you through the effects of an aircraft's controls and what you will be doing during your first trial flying lesson. Then it's time to walk out to the aircraft where you will be taken on a "walk round" to see the main control surfaces of the aircraft.Your instructor will do the take off, and then will demonstrate some basic manoeuvres before it's your turn! Then you can experience for yourself the sheer exhilaration of flying. Your 45 minute lesson includes take off and landing.60 minute microlight flightYou will be given a detailed briefing from your instructor, which includes how to use dual controls, how to enter the aircraft and pre-take off checks. You then take to the skies, climbing to up to 1500 feet above ground level in a flexwing (open cockpit) or fixed wing (closed cockpit - similar to a mini plane) aircraft (please state preference at time of booking). The instructor will demonstrate the controls and then, if the instructor is happy, the controls will be passed to you. Happy flying!

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45 Minute Flying Lesson

Take to the sky for your first flying lesson at some of the friendliest flying clubs in the country. You can take the controls yourself and discover the absolute freedom of the sky. Your 45 minute flying lesson begins with a pre-flight briefing with your instructor. They will talk you through the effects of an aircraft's controls and what you will be doing during your first trial flying lesson. Then it's time to walk out to the aircraft where you will be taken on a "walk round" to see the main control surfaces of the aircraft.Your instructor will do the take off, and then will demonstrate some basic manoeuvres before it's your turn! Then you can experience for yourself the sheer exhilaration of flying.Your 45 minute lesson includes take off and landing.Please note that if you are over the supplier's maximum weight limit you may be asked to pay an additional fee to cover the overall aircraft weight. Please check on booking.

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Champagne Balloon Flight

Nothing quite compares to the serenity of ballooning. Gazing down upon the fields, hedgerows and villages dappled in soft evening sunlight or tranquil early morning light is such a peaceful moment. As you slowly drift across the sky you'll hear no sound other than your fellow passengers. This is a magical moment that you will want to cherish forever so don't forget your camera to capture those unique views. After helping to inflate the balloon, you'll take off for an hour's flight and see the world below sliding slowly by. Enjoy a traditional champagne toast, and receive a flight certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson.Please note, locations are subject to change.

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40 Minute Motor Gliding Flight

Soar through the sky in a motorised glider and take advantage of the streams of warm rising air and the wonders of aerodynamic engineering to help keep you airborne with this amazing 40 Minute Motor Gliding Flight. Gliding is an air sport where pilots take to the sky in lightweight aircrafts and glide through the air using natural forces in the atmosphere known as thermals, which are updrafts of warm air, to remain in flight. With the assistance of a motor, you can ensure that you will stay airborne for longer. This introduction to gliding will really get you into the sport. Following a short safety briefing and pre-flight checks with an instructor, you will both taxi out to the runway and head for the sky. Once you have reached an adequate altitude the engine can be switched off allowing you to experience a quiet and serene glide back down to the airfield. During this time you will be shown how to fly the aircraft.Gliding is a great experience which offers an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the landscape below and is sure to leave you craving for more air based adventures.

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40 to 45 Minute Microlight Flight

Microlighting perfectly captures the spirit of early aviation - pioneering, thrilling and a touch eccentric. These quirky little aircraft, with their panoramic views from the cockpit, are ideal for short trips over the countryside. A great way to fly on a fine summer's day! Our instructors will give you a thorough briefing and then take you on a trial flying lesson. We are sure you will end up as enthusiastic as they are! You will be given a detailed briefing from your instructor, which includes how to use dual controls, how to enter the aircraft and pre-take off checks. You then take to the sky, climbing to up to 1500 feet above ground level. The instructor will demonstrate the controls and then, if the instructor is happy, the controls will be passed to you.

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25 Minute Helicopter Tour Over London for Two

Enjoy a delightful passenger flight over the landmarks of London in a Bell 206L-1 LongRanger. There's no more stylish way to see our capital city and you'll be able to take some truly memorable photographs too! After a pre-flight briefing, you will take off for the tour, giving you a superb aerial view flying over the capital and surrounding countryside. Departing from the airport, sites you will probably encounter include Canary Wharf Tower, The Millennium Dome, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and The Houses of Parliament. Due to security reasons, please take the following with you on the day of your activity:- photographic identification (passport, photographic driving licence etc) and proof of address (electricity bill, phone bill etc).

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55 Mile Helicopter Flight

Enjoy wonderful views as you fly over beautiful scenic towns and villages, presenting you with the ideal photo opportunity! This 55 mile helicopter flight is a dream come true for adrenaline lovers. Admire the views as you climb to heights of over 1000ft and accelerate to speeds of over 120mph as you dip and dive over the stunning landscape below. For thirty minutes will be transported into another world. On arrival you will be welcomed and briefed by a specialist team and given the opportunity to see and hear a modern helicopter at close quarters. You will get the chance to have your photo taken with the helicopter before boarding to begin your flight. Then it’s up, up and away as you accelerate vertically into the skies. You will climb to over 1,000 feet and accelerate to speeds over 120 miles an hour, interacting with the pilot via the headset (don't forget to listen out for air traffic on the radio!). Don’t forget your camera - with an experience this exhilarating you will want to relive it as often as possible!

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25 Mile Helicopter Flight

Enjoy a thrilling 25 mile aerial adventure of unobstructed views with this fabulous helicopter flight - perfect for those seeking a little adrenaline combined with stunning landscapes.Admire the views below as you climb to heights of over 1000ft and accelerate to speeds in excess of 120mph as you swoop over the beautiful landscape below. On this 25 mile helicopter journey you will be transported to another world with a bird’s eye perspective of the world. On arrival you will be welcomed and briefed by a specialist flight team and given the opportunity to see and hear a modern helicopter up close. You will get the chance to have your photo taken with the helicopter before boarding for your flight. Once you are safely strapped in to your seat, then it’s up, up and away as your pilot takes you airborne. Depending on your chosen location you will be able to observe the local landmarks, take in the landscape and enjoy the thrill of being in a helicopter.Don't forget to take your camera, so you can you can re-live the experience with friends and family and show off your fantastic photographs.

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Sunrise Champagne Balloon Flight

Experience an aerial adventure like never before with an incredible Sunrise Champagne Balloon Flight.Nothing quite compares to the peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. You gaze down over the landscape below, the fields, hedgerows and villages dappled in the soft morning sunshine. As you bask in the magical silence, you’ll float high above the ground and then drop low enough to skim the treetops. It's a perfect way to see the world from a completely fresh perspective and with someone special. Your fabulous experience will begin by helping to inflate the balloon. Then you’ll climb into the basket and prepare to take-off for an hour's flight where you’ll see the world below sliding slowly by. After your flight and you are safely back on the ground, you will toast this momentous occasion with a glass of champagne and receive a flight certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson.*Please note, locations are subject to change.

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Sunrise Champagne Balloon Flight For Two

Nothing quite compares to the serenity of ballooning. Gaze down over the fields, hedgerows and villages, dappled in a tranquil early morning light. Bask in the magical silence as you float high above the ground and then drop low enough to skim the hedgerows and treetops. It's a perfect way to take fabulous pictures - and a treat to remember for many years. This hot air ballooning gift is an ideal present for a special occasion - wedding or anniversary flights are becoming increasingly popular as a romantic gift. After helping to inflate the balloon, you'll take off for an hour's flight and see the world below sliding slowly by. Enjoy a traditional champagne toast, and receive a flight certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson.Please note, locations are subject to change.

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Helicopter Buzz for Two

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to soar through the skies in a helicopter, then this is your chance to see an area of the country from above. There’s a reason that helicopters are the rock stars of the skies - their versatility means that they can land almost anywhere and because they can hover, they offer unparalleled views of the surrounding area which is impossible from other aircraft.The chance to see an area from above is one which can give you a whole new perspective, whether it’s somewhere you are already familiar with or a spot that you are discovering for the first time. From beautiful landscapes to impressive towns and cities, an aerial view is one which can uncover hidden secrets, surprising features or just a completely new way to look at a place which may seem unremarkable from the ground. You will be welcomed and briefed by a specialist team. Once you are safely strapped in the helicopter you will experience climbing to over 1,000 feet, accelerating to over 120 miles an hour, swooping over the landscape, then settling gently back on the ground. Cameras are positively encouraged, with an experience this exhilarating you will want to relive it as often as possible!

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