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What should you expect on a private helicopter tour?

You’re sure to be filled with excitement ahead of your first private helicopter tour. Our handy hints and tips will help you prepare before the day of your flight arrives, so you can make the most of your tour.  

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How long will my flight last?

The length of your flight depends on the helicopter tour you choose:

  • Our London Buzz helicopter tour lasts 12 minutes. 1 seat costs £150, whilst the whole aircraft costs £750
  • Our London Sights tour lasts 18 minutes and is our most popular choice. Booking a single seat costs £220, whilst booking the whole helicopter for your exclusive use costs £2,200  
  • Our London Max. tour lasts 30 minutes, at a fixed cost of £1,700 for your sole use of the helicopter  

How many passengers will be on my flight?

Typically you will fly with three or five other passengers, depending on the size of the helicopter. The helicopter will be chosen based on the combined weight of the passengers, for optimum safety and security.

Can I choose who is on my helicopter tour?

Yes you can. If you booked your flight with other people they will fly with you, but bear in mind they may not sit beside you due to the need to balance the helicopter. We will always do our best to ensure your group is seated together. If you do wish to only have yourself and your friends or family on the flight, book a private flight, rather than a public one. If you have any questions or queries regarding your choice of flight, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

How is seating in the helicopter arranged?

Seating in the helicopter is arranged by weight and balance. This is essential for the safety and security of the flight.

Can I choose my seat on the helicopter?

There are multiple seats in each helicopter, each with their own spectacular view. Due to weight and balance restrictions we seat our passengers accordingly to balance the helicopter’s centre of gravity, so your seat will be allocated to you.

Do I have to pass a security check?

We request that you arrive at the heliport no less than 20 minutes before your scheduled flight time in order to complete the secure check in and safety briefing.  If you arrive later than 20 minutes prior to your flight, you will not be able to fly.

What can I take onto the helicopter with me?

You are permitted to bring a camera or smartphone and glasses or sunglasses aboard the helicopter. Handbags, camera bags, keys, scarves, hats and any other loose items of clothing will need to be stored in a secure locker at the heliport.

Will I be able to take pictures or video?

You may take photos or video once aboard the aircraft. Taking pictures on the heliport ramp while walking to the helicopter is strictly prohibited.

What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my flight?  

Weather conditions such as fog, heavy rain, snow, high winds and thunderstorms can prevent a helicopter flight from taking off. We will notify you as soon as possible on the day of your scheduled flight to let you know if it has to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Are there any other circumstances where my helicopter tour flight would be delayed?

A flight may be delayed due to intermittent weather conditions, a maintenance issue that was unplanned or as a result of some other operational issue beyond our control. We will keep you informed and provide you with updates or the opportunity to reschedule should this be necessary.

Do I need to take out insurance for my flight?

We hold compulsory Public Liability insurance which covers our pilots and passengers for any loss or injury incurred from their flight. There is no insurance provision for you missing your scheduled flight due to late arrival, or any loss associated with a delayed or cancelled flight.

From the time you book your reservation to the time you fly in one of our helicopters, you will have the time of your life. Why not share the sights and memories of your flight with others in our gallery?

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