25 Mile Helicopter Tour of Manchester
Take off from Barton in a Jet Ranger Bell 206 or a Robinson R44 helicopter and prepare for picture postcard views of the great metropolis that is Manchester. The UK's second city has so much to see both from the ground and from the air, including its famous red brick buildings and bigger landmarks. Fly over the Trafford Centre, where so many head for intensive retail therapy, then over Old Trafford, home to Manchester United. Pass Old Trafford Cricket Ground, HM prison Manchester and then the Etihad Stadium, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and which Manchester City now calls home. Finally, bird's eye views of busy Manchester Airport will give an indication of just how many others are heading into the sky.
- Experience the thrill of helicopter flight
- Enjoy views over Manchester on a scenic 25 mile journey
- See famous landmarks including Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium
- Fly in a Robinson R44 or a Jet Ranger Bell 206
- Availability Description
Flights take place one weekend date per month from March - October.
- Participant Guidelines
Min age five, max weight 17 stone and anyone unders 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Disabled passengers are welcome, with carers. All passengers must purchase a seat on the flight.
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 12 - 15 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.
- Numbers on the Day
Share the helicopter with up to three other sightseeing enthusiasts.
- Dress Code
Please bear in mind that inside the helicopter can get quite warm. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
Please note, the actual mileage may vary slightly depending on Air Traffic Control requriements.