Board a Long Ranger or a Twin Squirrel helicopter for a sightseeing trip of our capital city. These special craft can travel straight up, backwards, sideways, or hang motionless. Following the Thames at 1,500 feet, relish a unique view of iconic buildings such as the O2 arena, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Whether these buildings are familiar or not, enjoy the experience of seeing London in a whole new way.
Flights operate on selected weekend dates from March to September in Surrey and from March to October in Essex.
Min age 6 - 16 (under 12's to be accompanied by participating adult). Max weight 17. Pregnant women over 7 months cannot fly. Photo ID (e.g. passport/photo driving licence) and utility or mobile bill with name and address required on 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. All cancellations are rebooked directly with the venue.
A 15 to 30 minute safety briefing takes place before the flight, then flight time lasts up to 30 minutes from engines-on to engines-off. Please arrive a few minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.
Numbers on the Day
This experience is for two people but the helicopter is shared with up to three other passengers.
Spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Please bear in mind that the helicopter can get quite warm and dress accordingly. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
Operators are CAA-licenced and members of the British Helicopter Advisory Board (BHAB). The sites you pass on your flight will depend on which operator you make your booking with and details will be provided at point of booking.