30 Minute Helicopter Tour of London from Essex

A brilliant Experience near North Weald, Essex.

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Helicopter flights over London are usually reserved for royalty – with this experience you too can enjoy a Queen’s-eye view of the city! Board the helicopter for a fantastic half hour sightseeing trip. Begin with a vertical take-off in a Twin Squirrel, a Long Ranger or a Jet Ranger that can travel backwards, sideways, or just hang motionless in mid air. Follow the path of the Thames into the heart of the city – a perspective that most people only get to see on the EastEnders titles. Gain a fantastic view of the capital’s iconic landmarks including the O2 Arena, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, before heading back to land.


Approximately five weekend dates per month from March to October.


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.

How long does the experience last?

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.

How many other people?

With this voucher for one, share the flight with up to three other passengers and a seasoned pilot.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome to watch the take off and landing. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.

What do I wear?

The helicopter can get quite warm so please dress accordingly. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.

Are there any restrictions?

Min age six (under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult). Max weight 17st. Pregnant women over seven months can’t fly. A photo ID (e.g. passport/photo driving licence) and utility or mobile bill with name and address is required on the day.

Anything Else?

The venue is a CAA licenced operator and a member of the British Helicopter Advisory Board (BHAB).

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