50 Mile Helicopter Tour of Shropshire
Famed for its rolling countryside, historic buildings and ancient monuments, Shropshire is a truly stunning county to explore, and even more so by air. Hop in a Robinson R44 or Jet Ranger Bell 206 at Welshpool and head over the River Severn towards the English border. Pass Rodney's Pillar and over the beautiful town of Shrewsbury, home to over 660 listed buildings and almost entirely ringed by the river. Look down for a bird's-eye view of the Shuts and Passages, the town centre's criss-cross of narrow mediaeval alleys, before heading west past the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Then on to the Welsh hills and border, marked by the 8th century King Offa's Dyke, and look out for Powys Castle before landing.
- Discover the unbeatable feeling of helicopter flight
- Fly over the Shropshire plains
- Look down over Shrewsbury, Powys Castle and more
- 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
The minimum age is five, and all unders 16's 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 30 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.