Take to the skies and experience the beautiful cities of Bath and Bristol during this exhilarating 50 mile helicopter ride.
- Bath (Avon)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Explore the wonderful cities of Bath and Bristol by air during this thrilling 50 mile helicopter sightseeing tour! Take in the stunning Avon countryside and the famous sights of beautiful Bath and Bristol from a bird’s eye view as you soar across the skyline for around 25 minutes.
Your helicopter ride begins upon arrival at Bath Racecourse, the base for your helicopter adventure! After a quick briefing, it will be time to board and prepare for a thrilling vertical ascent, climbing high into the skies. Your pilot will act as your tour guide over Bath and onto Bristol, pointing out famous landmarks such as the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Brunel’s suspension Bridge, Cabot Tower and many more spectacular sights. After soaking up all the glorious views, you will begin your journey back to base, leaving this flying experience with memories that will last a lifetime and a new appreciation for the true beauty of the stunning Bristol and Bath areas.
A helicopter sightseeing tour of Bristol and Bath makes an incredible experience gift for locals and visitors to the area alike. Helicopter rides offer a wonderfully unique and exhilarating way to view the beautiful British countryside, perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a loved one.
Flights run approximately one Saturday or Sunday every other month throughout the year.
Saturday 1st April (sold out)
Sunday 4th June (sold out)
Sunday 6th August (sold out)
Sunday 1st October (sold out)
Saturday 25th November
Sunday 3rd December
Saturday 3rd March
Sunday 8th April
*Dates are updated regularly but availability is subject to change - if you'd like to check a date prior to redemption, please contact our customer service team.
Maximum weight: 18 stone/114kg
Maximum weight (front seat): 14 stone/88kgUnder 18s must be accompanied by an adult on site, but responsible children are permitted to fly unaccompanied.
Children can not sit on laps, every passenger must have their own seat.
There are small steps up to the helicopter, so if you're concerned about mobility please ensure there is someone with you on the day who can assist. If you require additional care inside the helicopter, a companion will need to have and pay for their own seat.
Experience Duration: 00:25
Time at Venue: 00:50
The entire experience should last around forty-five minutes, with 25 minutes spent flying covering a distance of 50 miles.
Participants: The Bath And Bristol City Helicopter Sightseeing Tour is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 5
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
The helicopter can seat up to five people; four in the back and one next to the pilot. The front seat can be reserved for an upgrade fee of £30, subject to availability.
Spectators are welcome to watch take-off and landing, but will not be permitted airside.
Passengers should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. You're very welcome to bring a camera along with you, but please ensure the flash is off.
Helicopter flights are very weather dependent, but you will be contacted either the day before or the day of your flight if it is cancelled. Should this be the case, you can simply reschedule for a more suitable time.
We have always had a close relationship with Heli Adventures, and this week we had the privilege of interviewing Gemma Heynes on all things airborne. For a first-hand insight into the world of helicopter flying, read on…
Q1. Hi Gemma! So to kick things off, how was HeliAdventures founded?
HeliAdventures provides helicopter tours from a plethora of locations and is part of a long established Helicopter Company based at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire. Further services from this multifaceted company include helicopter charters and professional helicopter training.
HeliAdventures was started out of the passion of two pilots who wanted to be able to share their passion and make available to others the experience of helicopter flights. The cost of helicopters make it prohibitively expensive to many, but by setting up HeliAdventures and selling sightseeing tours by the seat we hoped to open up the opportunity to many others to enjoy.
Q2. How do you think HeliAdventures stands out from other helicopter companies?
Not only do we operate all our own events, we always use our own pilots, our own helicopters and operate under our own Air Operators Certificate (AOC), allowing us to provide seamless customer service throughout the booking process and the experience itself. Unlike a majority of UK sightseeing flight operators, we use immaculately presented Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft which provides great visibility for all passengers in a much more modern and spacious cabin compared with the Jet Ranger used by most others. Our pilots are very familiar with the specific areas within which our range of helicopter flights and tours are conducted, and they have worked to put together routes that will give you the very best in excitement and spectacle.
Q3. What is your favourite part of running HeliAdventures?
Seeing the joy on customers faces after their flight when, in many cases, they have just realised a life long dream.
Q4. Tell us more about your story and HeliAdventures’ success..
HeliAdventures has grown over the years to become one of the largest UK pleasure flight operators to cover multiple locations throughout the South West and Midlands. Keep an eye out …more of the UK to be added soon! As well as this our training division has been able to satisfy the dreams of many people of becoming a pilot whose initial introduction to helicopters was a pleasure flight with HeliAdventures.
We flew 450 sightseeing tour in 2015, which equates to more than 2,000 passengers and of those 2,000 passengers over 90% rate us 4-5 out of 5 and say they would recommend us to others. We are aiming for 100% in 2016!
Q5. If you could tell every customer one thing, what would you share with them?
“ YOLO ” …. so make the most of it. Come and have fun with us!
Q6. Is there anything else you’d like to add/ mention?
If there is anything you want to know about helicopters do ask – we love talking helicopters!
Huge thanks to Gemma for chatting with us, we hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight into Heli and it’s team! Helicopter rides are great ways to see the ground beneath you from great heights, and there are plenty of locations across the country so everyone can have the perfect experience. Enjoy!