Helicopter Thrill (UK Wide)

A lot less bovver when you hover

Helicopter Thrill (UK Wide)

A lot less bovver when you hover

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Locations Available:

Bicester, Oxfordshire; Bournemouth, Dorset; Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire; Coventry, West Midlands; Cranfield, Bedfordshire; Denham, Middlesex; Edinburgh (Kirkliston); Exeter* (Dunkeswell); Glasgow (Inchinnin); Gloucester, Gloucestershire; Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Nottingham; Peak District, Derbyshire; Perth, Perthshire; Preston, Lancashire; Redhill, Surrey; Stirling, Stirlingshire; St Ives*, Cornwall; Upminster, Essex; Wolverhampton, West Midlands; York (Breighton).


Direct Despatch - Your Experience Gift Pack will be sent to you by our experience provider via Royal Mail 1st Class and should take around 1-3 working days to arrive.



Nothing else comes close to touching the magic of vertical flight; from the moment you lift into the air to the second the helicopter settles gracefully back on the ground it is an unforgettable experience. Take your seat as the pilot climbs gracefully to over 1,000 feet and accelerates to over 120 miles an hour. You will interact with the pilot via the headset (don't forget to listen out for air traffic on the radio!), swooping over the landscape and then settling gently back on the ground.

On arrival you will meet your pilot and receive a brief technical and safety briefing then it's up, up and away as you accelerate vertically into the skies. Your pilot will put the helicopter through it’s paces to show you just how versatile these incredible machines really are. Skim across the trees and watch the world pass beneath you before coming into land after a five minute adrenaline rush that is sure to be the envy of all your friends!

Gift Pack:
All Firebox Gift Experience vouchers ship in a smart boxed presentation gift tin containing:
Voucher Lanyard Keyring

The lucky recipient's personalised Gift Voucher

A lanyard to wear on the day

A Keyring

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Delivery details:
This product is sent to you directly by our experience provider via Royal Mail 1st Class and should take around 1-3 working days to arrive for mainland UK addresses.

Important: Purchase of this Gift Experience is subject to specific Terms and Conditions. Please click here for our general Gift Experience Terms and Conditions, and see below for any additional terms/restrictions that apply to this particular experience.
  • On purchasing this experience you will be issued with a voucher valid for ten months.
  • Your flight lasts for five minutes from take off to landing but the whole experience will last for around 20 minutes.
  • There will be up to four other fare paying passengers on board the helicopter.
  • Minimum age is 6 years old.
  • A maximum weight and height restriction applies:
    Height - 6'6" and Weight - 17st.
  • You will share your flight with up to two other passengers and a pilot.
  • The design of the helicopter ensures everyone gets a window seat so don't forget your camera!
  • Please note that you do not pilot the aircraft during this experience.
  • Helicopter type varies with location.
  • Helicopter rides can accommodate people with disabilities. However, they must be accompanied by an able-bodied person who is capable of carrying them, just in case an emergency landing occurs (this hasn't happened before) as all passengers would need to get a safe distance away from the chopper.

Customer Reviews

If I were to purchase three separate gift experiences would the three people be able to have their experience at the same time?
Nicola - 7th November 2012
Firebox says: Hey Nicola! In our notes it says "To have the helicopter completely to yourself, you would need to buy 4 tickets", so 3 people would be able to have it at the same time, but there might be another person joining you on your adventure. Hope this helps! :)
I assumed this was for two people, though I think that this is not the case?
Chloe - 28th October 2012
Firebox says: Hey Chloe, its just you and the pilot I'm afraid!
Could you please tell me where the sites are in dorset.
June Dawes - 9th November 2011
Firebox says: Hi June, the site in Dorset is in Wimborne, near Bournemouth
Where are the sites for this experience in the West Midlands please?
Amber Weir - 28th November 2010
Firebox says: Wolverhampton is the closest site for you.
It may say on your website that Denham is available but when you try and redeem the voucher on the experience website it is not available.
Anne - 23rd November 2010
Firebox says: The Helicopter Thrill experience is available in Denham, unfortunately they are completely booked out this season.
Any chance this can be done in the rest of the UK like in Scotland?
Mike - 15th November 2010
Firebox says: Sorry, Mike, all locations available are listed at the top, but if we can add any more, we'll definitely update the info. Guess there aren't enough helicopters lying around in Scotland?