Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City

(based on 8 reviews)

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

  • Manchester (Greater Manchester)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 99

Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City

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

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!

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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 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.

Minimum age: 2 years old


Experience Duration: 00:15

Time Spent at Venue: 00:45

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.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 3

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

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.

The helicopter seats three customers.

Individual passenger seat prices are calculated on the basis that all seats are occupied.  The helicopter operator will do its best to fill all the seats, including offering Experience Days customers the option to add another fare paying companion(s) but if all the seats cannot be filled then the flight may need to be postponed. Any such situation will be communicated to you by the helicopter operator in advance of flight date.

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What to wear

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.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Thankyou for an excellent time

This was my mum’s 80th birthday present and the first time she’d flown anywhere. Team and the pilot were all brill and made it real special. Thank you!!

- Cheshire
Verified Experience Days Participant
Getting married and wanted to do something else to settle our nerves!!

It was an amazing experience, I have never flown and was everything I thought it would be. Me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who’s getting married and wishes to settle their nerves Thankyou

- Manchester
Verified Experience Days Participant
Manchester City Centre Helicopter tour

Flight for the original date selected was cancelled due to bad weather. Rearranged without difficulty. Flight lasted just over 15 minutes and I was able to see and photograph the City including the football, cricket and rugby stadiums the Town Hall and other sites of interest. The flight was in a Robinson R44 helicopter rather than the Jet Ranger type shown on the website. This carried only 3 passengers but the visibility was excellent and the pilot informative. Overall an enjoyable experience. Recommended.

- Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
Verified Experience Days Participant
Flight over Manchester

What a fabulous trip,it's weird to see landmarks & places you lived from the air.Very competent ground staff & pilot.A gift from my children that is up there with the best,cheers & thankyou all very much,might look at the longer trip option sometime,Dave.

Verified Experience Days Participant
helicopter flight over Manchester

Enjoyed the experience very much. I have done a similar flight 20 years ago but this was better. Well organised by very friendly and helpful staff - great day.

Verified Experience Days Participant
helicopter flight

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

Verified Experience Days Participant
Helicopter flight

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.

Verified Experience Days Participant
Helicopter Flight Tour of Manchester City

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.

- Lowton, Warrington
Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 99