London Vintage Sightseeing Flight

London Vintage Sightseeing Flight

Take a vintage De Havilland Dragon Rapide flight over London! In its heyday during the 1930s the Dragon Rapide was one of the most luxurious compact airliners flying offering a comfort and style in the skies for the rich and famous with illustrious owners including King Edward VIII.

Now you can sample some of the flavour of the golden age of flying for yourself in this meticulously restored example of the much-loved vintage British aeroplane. We also have a wide range of vintage aircraft flights in classic two seater planes that will also take your breath away as well as more conventional flying experiences. Each of the eight seats in the passenger cabin has its own window on the world and you can look forward to superb views as the aircraft flies at just 1500 feet and a gentle 90 knots.

Once onboard you will take off from Duxford and head down towards London with its panorama of historic sites and modern landmarks. You’ll pass over the 2012 Olympic Village over Tower Bridge past the Houses of Parliament and see Buckingham Palace from your seat. It’s not just the views that have the ‘wow factor on this experience the fact that you are looking down on them from an historic Dragon Rapide makes it all the more special

At the end of your Dragon Rapide flight over London you will be able to buy souvenirs of your journey. What’s more admission to IWM Duxford is also included for every flyer so you can make it a proper aviation-themed day out. Friends and family wanting to come and watch your big day can do so when they buy a general admission ticket which are offered at reduced prices.

IntotheBlue also proudly offers its customers a selection of Spitfire flights memorable flights in a luxury helicopter as you ‘buddy’ the wingtip edge of a real WWII Supermarine Spitfire over the skies of Kent.

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London Pleasure Flight from Essex

London Pleasure Flight from Essex

All aboard the executive chopper for thrilling London pleasure flights! Taking off from Stapleford Aerodrome you will enjoy a full half hour of flying time over the Thames where you’ll be able to look down on all the capital’s classic tourist attractions and gaze across the rooftops of the London skyline.

You’ll take to the skies in an AS355 twin-engine Squirrel helicopter. This Essex airbase is within the M25 so your flight path will usually take you alongside the M11. Passing the likes of the Bank of England print works (where they really do have a licence to print money!) and soaring over the Lea Valley you’ll reach east London within just five minutes. Now that’s what we call a commute!

You’ll then fly right over vibrant London in your heli starting with the likes of the Olympic Park the O2 Arena and the Isle of Dogs. As you pass round the towers of Canary Wharf see if you can spot Greenwich and the Cutty Sark on the other bank of the river.

Now you’re above the tourist heart of the capital. The landmarks come thick and fast with the likes of the Tower of London Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast then the Gherkin St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard as you continue to follow the Thames.

Glance over to the South Bank and see if you can spot the Globe Theatre the Tate Modern and the OXO Tower. As you close in on the famous London Eye and the imposing Houses of Parliament at Westminster it’s time to make a left turn and head back to base getting a great view of the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace as you go.

What’s really good about these London pleasure flights is the fact that you’ll be flying at just 1000ft which is way lower than your typical commercial airline flight. That means you can see everything below in detail. Right down to the red London double decker buses crossing Westminster Bridge and people walking along the South Bank promenade.

We reckon you should have the pleasure of seeing the capital from the air at least once in your life so go for it! Book your seat in the helicopter or upgrade to an exclusive London pleasure flight charter where your group of five gets the helicopter all to yourselves!

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North Wales Helicopter Pleasure Flights

North Wales Helicopter Pleasure Flights

There’s so much to see on these pleasure flights in North Wales! Climb aboard the helicopter and take to the skies to explore the stunning Welsh county of Gwynedd from the air. We are offering a range of helicopter sightseeing tours to suit all budgets.

The departure point for these aerial tours is Caernarfon Airport. Situated right on the edge of the shoreline at Dinas Dinlle it’s a wonderful place to fly from. As soon as the helicopter is airborne you’re treated to superb views all round. From crashing waves on the Irish Sea to summits of the Snowdonia hills looking down on you.

As this corner of North Wales is literally packed to gills with historic sights landmarks and natural wonders we haven’t got the space to list them all here but take it from us you’ll be constantly spotting things out of the window of your chopper as you fly.

We currently have three different tour routes on offer for you. If you want to concentrate on North Wales’s finest and largest castle the Caernarfon Castle trip is the one for you. It’s a 10-minute flight that packs a lot in including this World Heritage Site right on the waterfront.

The extended ‘Castles and Menai Straits’ flight sees you soaring over Caernarfon to then follow the waters of the Strait to fly right over both Britannia and the Menai Straits bridges. You’ll go as far north as bustling Bangor seeing Garth Pier as you fly. You’ll even get glimpses of Anglesey too with the atmospheric Penmon Point looking towards Puffin Island and the rather lovely Beaumaris Castle.

The ‘Pwllheli and Abersoch’ tour will see you taking a southerly heading to discover the Llyn Peninsula. There is a plethora of sandy beaches and craggy rock coves around this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s a true wonder to be able to look down on this coastline from your seat in the helicopter. From lively Abersoch to the utter tranquility of Bardsey Island you’ll see it all.

From prehistoric burial chambers and iconic castles to incredible bridges and gorgeous beaches taking a pleasure flight in North Wales gives you everything. Book your seat today and make sure you bring your camera to capture this most photogenic part of Gwynedd.

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Welsh Coast Sightseeing Flights

Welsh Coast Sightseeing Flights

Be wowed on these Welsh coast sightseeing flights from Llanbedr! Fly over the gorgeous Gwynedd country and coastline in an executive helicopter departing from Llanbedr Airfield. You’ll experience the thrill of riding in a heli combined with some of the best Welsh views you can get!

We’ve got two itineraries for you to choose from. You can head off on the 15-minute ‘Gold ‘n’ Beaches’ tour or go for the 30-minute ‘Coast Magic & Mountains’ trip. Both are packed to the brim with wonderful landmarks and sights to see as you’re between the Gwynedd coast and Snowdonia National Park for these flights.

There’s sure to be gold in them there Welsh hills as they say on the ‘Gold ‘n’ Beaches’ tour. Well there was. You’ll soar over the former Clogau Gold Mine which has closed but still provides gold for wedding rings for members of the Royal family. It really does hark back to age of Wales’s very own gold rush in the late 1800s around the Bontddu area.

Then there are legends galore as you head to the coast. From tales of giants on Cadair Idris mountain to bottomless lakes this flight path over Gwynedd has it all not forgetting the lovely beaches.

The 30-minute flight gives you more of the coast more of the mountains and more of the magic. Your extended sightseeing flight from Llanbedr will see you head to heart of the Snowdonia National Park – and if you get lucky the clouds might stay away from summit to give you a view of this famous 1035m peak.

Keep your eyes open for all the country houses and castles too. From Dolwyddelan and Harlech it’s incredible to see it all from your VIP seat in the chopper. As you fly over Blaenau Ffestiniog (the town famous for mining and it’s heritage railway) see if you can spot Shell Island the picturesque peninsula that certainly lives up to its name before you land back at Llanbedr.

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Silverstone Sightseeing Flights

Silverstone Sightseeing Flights

Silverstone sightseeing flights by helicopter – the VIP way to see the home of British Motor Racing! This duo of helicopter sightseeing tours will see you swooping over the Northamptonshire countryside taking in all the best sights.

You’ll be taking off in your executive Jet Ranger helicopter from Turweston Airfield. Situated just outside Brackley this is a really smart airfield with the imposing modern glass-fronted tower building overlooking the lake housing the cafe control tower and operations.

As soon as you get airborne in the helicopter you’ll see that this part of Northamptonshire really is the heart of motorsport as you make a beeline for Silverstone. This is the race circuit that hosts big name motoring events such as the British F1 Grand Prix and Moto GP. Looking down on the whole set up you’ll see just how enormous it is. Capable of welcoming up to 150 000 spectators it is vast. You might not know that Silverstone is actually made up of several different circuits – and you’ll clearly see them all from your privileged vantage point in the helicopter.

Beyond the Silverstone circuit there’s still so much more to see in Northamptonshire by helicopter. From the winding River Ouse and pretty little villages to rally schools and the ancient route that is the A5 (it SO has that typical Roman straightness when seen from above!) it’s a fascinating route you’ll be flying.

If you opt for the 15-minute heli tour you’ll get a good look at the whole Silverstone area as well as flying around the exclusive Stowe School an impressive Grade I listed building set in acres of lovely countryside adjacent to the National Trust’s Stowe Gardens.

We highly recommend opting for the longer 30-minute sightseeing flight which takes you beyond Silverstone and Stowe to fly over the likes of 16th Century Castle Ashby House and Althorp Estate. The family seat of the Spencer family the extensive gardens include the Princess of Wales’s Island on a small oval lake Diana’s last resting place.

Seats for both Silverstone helicopter tours are available to book online individually or you can get a group of four of you together to book the 15-minute tour on an exclusive basis which means it’s just the four of you in the chopper. A superb treat that actually works out cheaper!

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