Take to the skies and witness beautiful Bristol from a bird's eye view. You'll see famous sights such as Avon Gorge as you soar over the city for around 15 minutes.
- Bath (Avon)
- Price for 1 Participant
Explore the City of Bristol during a fantastic 25 mile helicopter tour. You’ll witness the famous sights of Bristol from an unforgettable bird’s eye view as you soar across the skyline. Get ready for an exhilarating 15 minute helicopter ride that you’ll remember for a lifetime!
This helicopter sightseeing tour begins as you arrive at the base located just outside Bristol at Bath Racecourse. You’ll board your helicopter and experience the ultimate thrill of a vertical ascent, climbing high into the skies. The helicopter flight will take you right over the city of Bristol, where you will see famous landmarks such as the Avon Gorge, the Suspension Bridge, Cabot Tower and many more unmissable sights. Exploring Bristol from the air is once in a lifetime opportunity that's great for locals and visitors alike, as it shows the city from a totally new perspective. After a glorious 25 miles you’ll begin your descent back to the ground, leaving you with memories that will last forever and a new appreciation of the stunning Bristol scenery!
This Bristol City helicopter sightseeing tour makes an incredible experience gift for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion in style. Seeing your home city, or exploring a new place by air is a truly unforgettable experience and is sure to make a fantastic day out for all the family.
Flights run approximately one Saturday or Sunday every other month between February - November.
Sunday 4th June
Sunday 6th August
Sunday 1st October *limited availability
Saturday 25th November*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: 00:15
Time at Venue: 01:00
The entire experience should last around thirty minutes, with 10-15 minutes spent flying covering a distance of 25 miles.
Participants: The 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!
There is no minimum age for the Bristol City Helicopter Sightseeing Tour, however each participant must be able to sit in their own seat at all times during the tour. Children sitting on laps is not permitted.