During the six mile journey reach an altitude of 1000 feet
The ride takes place in a state of the art Jet Ranger helicopter
Cream tea will be served once you are back at ground level
Nothing beats the rush of whooshing through the skies in a top of the range helicopter. After a thrilling ascent to an altitude of around 1,000 feet you'll be able to survey the Essex landscape from a unique perspective. The experienced pilot will point all of them out as you go so no need to worry about missing any of the sights. Take a camera and get a series of stunning snaps to show both friends and family afterwards. Once back on terra firma, cream tea will be served at a charming onsite cafe.
Flights happen around one weekend date per month, at each venue, from April to October.
Min age six (under 12's must be accompanied by a participating adult). Max weight 18 stone. Pregnant women over seven months can't fly. For security reasons, photographic ID (ideally passport) MUST be produced by all passengers on the day.
This is a weather dependent activity, mainly due to wind speeds and cloud base above the ground. It is crucial to call the venue before setting out to check conditions. If the flight is cancelled, it can be re-booked directly with the venue.
Expect to be at the venue for about one hour, including a safety briefing and a flight time of around five minutes. Please arrive 20 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.
Numbers on the Day
Share the flight with up to three other passengers and a seasoned pilot.
Spectators are welcome to watch the take off and landing. A pair of binoculars or a camera comes in handy.
Please bear in mind that inside the helicopter can get quite warm. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.