Learn about the World War II Dambusters by helicopter! Fly over their training ground located with the beautiful Peak District.
- Buxton (Derbyshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
As you soar over one of England’s most stunning National Parks, you will learn about the Dambusters! This incredible World War II Lancaster squadron used the outstanding Peak District as their training ground before a daring mission to Germany! Let the beautiful panoramic views speak for themselves as you learn about Derwent Valley and surrounding areas.Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre you will receive a safety briefing about your flight. Next sit back and enjoy the ride. You will learn about the World War II Dambusters whilst taking in the beautiful views of the Peak District! Fly over Chatsworth House, the Mam Tor rock formations, Lady Bower Reservoir and through Derwent Valley before landing, with hopefully some fantastic photos!
Flights are normally scheduled once or twice a month.
Please Note: Locations are subject to change due to operational requirements.
Current available dates:
Saturday 18th November 2017
Sunday 19th November 2017
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Sunday 3rd December 2017
Saturday 27th January 2018
Sunday 25th February 2018
Minimum Age: 6 years (children must have their
own seat upon the helicopter)
Maximum Weight: 18 stone (please contact us if over 15 stone)
Every effort is made to accommodate Disabled Passengers - please contact us before booking for more information.
Experience Duration: 00:30
Time at Venue: 00:45
Your flight will last approximately 30 minutes, however please allow time for safety briefings.
Participants: The Dambuster Sightseeing Flight is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 4
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This experience is great for both individuals and groups alike.
The experience will consist of 4 passengers and the pilot in
total within the aircraft.
Please note this seating is arranged by a balance of the weight of passangers. You will be told on the day which seat you will be in.
Spectators are welcome to come along and take photographs from the ground.
Please wear warm clothes and soft soled shoes.
This experience may be affected by the weather so we advise guests to contact the centre before setting off.
Booking was very difficult - I needed to ring Adventure 001 to make an enquiry - they told me I needed to book in first although I'd given them a booking number. When I contacted someone re booking they told me I needed a date first which I'd sorted with the previous contact but it hadn't been recorded - and so on. Repeated phone calls were not answered. When we arrived at the site we had to repark our vehicle twice. We were invited into a room to log in and have a cup of coffee, (Â£1 per paper cup not appreciated). The web site offered front seat from Â£10. We were surprised to be charged Â£30. At that point we were told that the front seat was not available for my husband due to his weight. We should have known before we committed to the booking. The back seat did not have the headroom he needed to enjoy the flight. When we approached the heli we were told that photos at that stage were not allowed but that a picture of us would be taken. After the flight the pictures were available as poor prints at Â£10 per time. The theme of the flight being the Dam Busters we were disappointed to be told very little in that context and nothing that was not very generally known. The pilot was very friendly but his commentary unhelpful.