Forget the daily grind – book a helicopter flying experience
Faced with the usual stressful commute, the same old office desk and more after-work chores, how many of us have fantasised about heading to the local airfield and taking off for a thrilling helicopter flying experience? When you book with a local helicopter operator, it’s actually much easier to arrange a day-long helicopter adventure than you’d imagine. Strapped into a nippy little Robinson or Bell JetRanger with an experienced pilot, earthbound troubles fall away quickly in the rotor wash and ‘wide blue yonder’ goes from cliché to reality as you get an amazing new perspective on your local area. It’s the perfect adventure gift for you or someone special.
Where will your flying experience take you
Imagine living in Gloucestershire and the daily traffic congestion into Cheltenham or Gloucester. Now imagine an early morning start at Staverton Airport instead, pre-flighting the helicopter and taking off over the grid-locked commuters stuck in the Golden Valley. The magic of helicopter adventures, and the new perspective they give, means that a day’s flying experience to Wales, or around the Cotswolds really can compare with a helicopter ride in Canada or mountain flying in the Alps.
An extended day’s flying
In your complete day’s helicopter flying, you’ll enjoy an extended trip around some of the region’s most striking scenery. An introductory helicopter flight is exciting enough, but heading off for the Malverns or the Welsh Mountains adds another dimension to rotary-wing flying. Or how about following the Severn down to the Bristol Channel or exploring former military airfields in the Cotswolds. Who knows where these helicopter flying experiences will take you – it’s up to you and your flight instructor.
Swap daily routine for an amazing helicopter day out
It’ll be the day that you swap spreadsheets and customer calls for transitional lift, avoid-curves, cross-country navigation and many more flying experiences. And of course, during the day you’ll take the controls and experience the challenge of flying the helicopter. It’s not as easy as it looks to co-ordinate the cyclic, collective and foot pedals or make your first tentative efforts to hover. Soon, however, you’ll start to get he hang of it. It’s all part of the day’s adventure and, boy, does it beat another day of meetings and chatter around the coffee machine…
Few day out gifts can match this one
Few adventure gifts are as exciting or as memorable as a day out in a helicopter. Chances are that you’ll get the flying bug and that this will be the first of many thrilling helicopter days you enjoy in the future. Who knows, it could even be the opening to an exciting new hobby or even a rewarding career. It happens!