Nothing else comes close to the magic of vertical flight, from the moment you lift into the air climbing gracefully to over 1,000 feet and accelerating to over 100 mph, to the second the helicopter settles gracefully back on the ground it is a truly exciting and unforgettable experience.
Take your first step towards your Helicopter Pilot's Licence. As part of your helicopter pilot training our instructor will introduce you to the dynamics of a helicopter, and give you the chance of hands-on flying yourself!
Fly by helicopter along 617 Squadron’s training route down the Derwent Valley and over the twin dams. Enjoy fabulous views of beautiful countryside whilst reliving the history of the daring Dambusters raid over 60 years on…
Your glider will be hooked up to a tug aircraft or attached to a winch - ready for launch! Your instructor will pull the release handle and you are then gliding for real. Your instructor will demonstrate the controls before you take control and search around the skies for thermals to keep you up longer.
The flight will take you through the Peak District covering Chatsworth House, the Mam Tor rock formations and Lady Bower reservoir/Derwent Valley where the RAF trained for the Dam Buster flights during World War II.
Climb aboard your VIP private helicopter for up to 4 passengers in total to enjoy a bespoke 20 minute pleasure flight over the area you would like to see from the air (within the time limit and local airspace regulations).
Climb aboard your VIP private helicopter for up to 4 passengers in total to enjoy a bespoke 60 minute pleasure flight over the area you would like to see from the air (within the time limit and local airspace regulations).