Helicopter hire for private use – a richly rewarding day out
Picture this – the freedom of the skies, going wherever you choose without the worry of traffic congestion. Also imagine how impressed friends, family or clients will be when they see you arrive by helicopter. Sounds good? You hire the services of a helicopter and a pilot for the trip, or if you are qualified you can take the controls yourself. Helicopter hire opens up a wonderful world of exciting travel opportunities.
Special treats don’t come more exciting than this
Are you planning a special day or an exciting family event? Imagine arriving or departing film-star-style in your own hired helicopter. There’s bound to be a helicopter hire firm near you, ready to facilitate your dream of hiring a helicopter – and then you can arrange the treat of a lifetime.
Go anywhere for a day out with helicopter hire
Even the smallest of helicopters can outpace cars cross-country. When you hire a helicopter, travel in the UK and into Europe suddenly becomes so much simpler. Forget the limits of road travel, such as traffic jams and crowded cities as you fly point-to-point at more than 100 mph; it’s easy to plan a great day out, whether for business or pleasure.
Pricing when you hire helicopter
If you’re a trained helicopter pilot, or you plan on hiring a helicopter and pilot, it’s easy to plan family or business trips, or even both. Exact costs do vary, so you’ll need to contact a local helicopter company for exact price guides. But just as a reference, helicopter hire in the UK ranges from just £180 + VAT to around £350 + VAT per hour to self-fly a Robinson R22 or R44, while larger turbine aircraft such as the Bell 206b Jet Ranger cost more (typically upwards of £500 + VAT/hour). If you want a trained pilot also, expect to pay a little extra.
Events worth travelling to
Helicopter hire can add to the thrill of a great day out at a special event in the UK or Europe. Here are just a few major events that you can easily reach by private helicopter hire:
– The British Grand Prix
– Glastonbury Festival
– Henley Regatta
– Cowes Week
– The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
Not only will you make a stylish statement arriving or departing in a chopper, but it avoids the hassles and delays of ground transportation and ensures that you can get the most out of your chosen event and the day itself.
Don’t stress over hotel and restaurant bookings- leave it to your helicopter operator
As well as arranging for private helicopter hire, your helicopter operator can also make other arrangements that add-up to a very special day.
– Hotel bookings
– Restaurant reservations
– Chauffer-driven car bookings
Many stylish hotels and restaurants feature facilities for helicopters, such as a landing pad. Why not ask your experienced operator for advice on where you could go?
Have you just got your Private Pilots Licence (H) or Commercial Pilots Licence (H) and wish to self-fly, or do you want to hire a helicopter and pilot? Regardless, hiring a helicopter unlocks exciting new opportunities for convenient point-to-point travel. If you’re considering helicopter hire within the UK, trust Gloucestershire-based Rise Helicopters Ltd to take care of all your needs.