Get a load of this Driving Experiences Experience near Buxton, Derbyshire.
Travelling by helicopter is one of the most glamourous ways to get around, which is why it’s long been the go-to form of transport for the rich and famous. The tour starts with a thrilling ascent to an altitude of around 1,000 feet which provides the most amazing views of the Derbyshire countryside. Don’t worry about missing out on any of the landmarks because your experienced pilot will point all of them out as you go. Be sure to pack a camera and get the kind of snaps that are sure to make both friends and family green with envy. After the flight has come to an end, it’s time to enjoy a cream tea at the on-site cafe.
Flights happen around one weekend date per month, at each venue, from April 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. 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.
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.
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.