If you long for loftier heights and are a real thrill-seeker, then climbing on board a helicopter and taking in some of the best British sights is just for you. Obviously the ideal way to take in a bird’s eye view of the country would be to book a short holiday and take in as many destinations as you possibly can and fully immerse yourself in the experience. For most though, that is the dream and time is of the essence. However, there are other alternatives that can see you sky high. A helicopter flight requires no extensive preparation, all you have to do is just sit back, relax and enjoy the views below. Here are some of the best locations to visit by helicopter:
All eyes on London
One of the very best ways to see the sights of London is from the air. As you scoot across the skies, taking in the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, you’ll experience life in the fast lane as you fly right over the heart of London and beyond. The helicopters used for flights across the capital are renowned for being amongst the world’s most comfortable and reliable light aircrafts and, as you might expect, the view of London from the cabin windows are a true sight to behold. Generally, each basic flight in a helicopter lasts around 30 minutes, which means you’ll have plenty of time to take in everything the ‘Big Smoke’ has to offer.
Longing for the Lakes
If relaxation is better suited to your needs, then why not escape the ordinary and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Lake District via helicopter? Taking off from a heliport in the rolling countryside, you’ll travel across the district, taking in the beautiful landscape and scenery that the popular holiday destination is heralded for. The spectacular views out of the window are amongst the most spectacular in Britain, so make sure you remember your camera.
Bright lights, big city
As one of Britain’s most-loved seaside resorts, Blackpool is a city of culture, fun and frivolity. When you take to the skies, you’ll fly over the famous Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach and view them like you’ve never before. If you have never visited the renowned city, why not see it for the first time in a truly unique, thrilling and exciting way – hundreds of miles above the pier, in a luxury helicopter. A helicopter ride in Blackpool allows you to not only view the landmarks that have made the city so popular, but you get witness it from a truly one-of perspective.
The green grass of home
The Yorkshire Dales is the home of some of the most breathtaking scenes in the country, so what better way to enjoy them than taking a thrilling helicopter ride above their grassy knolls? As an aside, if you’re a soap fan, why not take a detour and pass over the village of ITV’s ‘Emmerdale’. The village is situated on the Harewood Estate in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and you’ll be able to spot some of the soaps most iconic landmarks, from Home Farm to The Woolpack, all of your favorites are out in the open.
Author Bio: Sam Mooney is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to a number of websites, including Central Helicopters and other travel websites.