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Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City

Tour Manchester from the sky, with this 15 minute Manchester City helicopter flight tour.

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Take-off and tour Manchester City from the sky, with this 15 minute helicopter flight tour. This is your chance to experience the incredible thrill of flying in a helicopter as you enjoy amazing aerial views of Manchester and the surrounding area!

You'll take off from Barton, and as the helicopter makes its vertical ascent into the skies, the Manchester skyline will appear before you. Once airborne you will head straight for the city to fly over some of its most famous landmarks an sights. The best things aren't always saved for last, as the first major landmark you'll see during the Manchester helicopter tour is Old Trafford, home to one of the biggest UK football clubs, the mighty Manchester United FC. Near the football stadium you will see the Old Trafford cricket grounds, before flying over the Grade II listed HM Prison that was once known as Strangeways. With its 16 ft thick red brick walls, it's an imposing and fascinating building that has housed some notable prisoners including Ian Brady, Harold Shipman, and even David Dickinson! From HM Prison Manchester you'll head towards the City of Manchester Stadium, which was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games hosted in the city. It's now home to United's rival team, Manchester City FC. As you head back to Barton for an exciting landing, you'll be able to listen to all the comings and goings at Manchester Airport over the radio!

This is a truly unique way to tour Manchester, so if you want to see the city from a whole new vantage point or you're looking or an exciting experience gift for your Manchester mates, go for this marvellous Manchester helicopter flight tour!


The maximum weight limit for the Manchester helicopter tour is 17 stone.

Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
This is a 15 minute helicopter flight, but you should allow up to 45 minutes for the whole experience.

* Please note that flight times may vary between 12-15 minutes according to air traffic control.
The flight over Manchester City seats four passengers, plus the pilot. Friends and family can come along to Barton Airport to watch the beginning and end of your fabulous Manchester helicopter flight tour.
You can book your Manchester helicopter flight tour between April and October, usually one day per month.

Bookings must be made in advance and are subject to availability.

The 2016 dates are as follows:
Saturday 23rd April
Saturday 7th May
Sunday 12th June
Saturday 2nd July
Sunday 7th August
Saturday 17th Sept
Saturday 22rd Oct
You can wear what you like for the Manchester helicopter flight! We recommend dressing appropriately for the weather on the day of your experience.
The Manchester helicopter flight tour is a weather dependent experience. If your helicopter flight has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule for an alternative date.
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Question: My mother has expressed interest in a helicopter flight and im sure it would be an experience better acompanied by someone. do you need to purchase 2 individual vouchers or can the booking be amended for 2 people instead of 1 ?
Answer: Hello You would need to purchase 2 separate vouchers for this experience.

Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City

Enjoyed the flight but was very disappointed that it only lasted 10 minuets not 15 as was paid for.

- m, 08/08/2016

Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City

Thank you for a very enjoyable flight on Sunday the 10th July. Although we weren't able to fly over the City centre itself we had a very good experience looking down over Media City, the Trafford Centre and the Ship Canal etc. We would recommend the experience to anyone.

- Pauline, 16/07/2016

Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City in Lowton, Warrington

I really enjoyed the flight. The helicopter was modern with excellent visibility for all 3 passengers. The flight was very smooth & the pilot very informative.

- San, 26/08/2015
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