Thursday, 19 December 2013

Helicopter Charter to 2014’s Top Outdoor Events

Why not arrive by helicopter to the heart of the UK’s top outdoor events in 2014? An ideal way to impress clients, cement relationships or celebrate with friends:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup opens the horseracing year, followed by the hotly anticipated Grand National at Aintree, Epsom Derby in June and closing with the glamour and prestige of Royal Ascot.

For motorsport fans, the Pageant of Power is the first event on the calendar, followed by Goodwood Festival of Speed held at the historic Goodwood Estate. The warmer months see Silverstone host an unmissable weekend of motorsport action the British Grand Prix and finally drivers take on the World's most challenging motorsport competition at Wales Rally GB in November.

Gig-goers can also charter a helicopter into the biggest music festivals and enjoy a rockstar arrival at Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury Festival and V Festival, amongst many others.

For full details of helicopter transfers and hospitality at 2014 outdoor events, visit the Helitrip website.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Alton Towers Resort: Start Your Day In A Fun Way.

After the forthcoming Christmas holidays, many children will be on the countdown to February half term. Alton Towers Resort will reopen just in time for the school holidays, making the perfect treat for the whole family.

Why not start your day in a fun way with a helicopter flight from Shropshire? The perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside by air and take a few photos from a unique vantage point.

Land at Alton Towers Resort where you can enjoy over 50 rides and attractions. Top of the list for any white-knuckle rollercoaster fan is The Smiler – the newest addition to the line-up of world’s first rollercoasters with its 14 loops and twisted psychological effects.

Alongside The Smiler is a line-up of adrenalin-pumping coasters including the iconic Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita, TH13TEEN and Air. For younger members of the family, the Ice Age 4D Experience is back with an exhilarating variety of effects including icy blasts, snow and bubbles.

Flight time to Alton Towers Resort from Shropshire is 20 minutes and prices start from £695 for up to 4 passengers. To see the complete range of helicopter packages, visit the Helicopter Charter to Alton Towers Resort page of the Helitrip website.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Helicopter Experiences - The Perfect Christmas Gift!

Still searching for the perfect gift for the loved one who has everything? With only 11 days until Christmas, forget the endless shopping centre queues and get them a gift that they are sure to remember forever.

Helicopter experience gift vouchers start from only £89 for a '10 Minute Taster' flight to £189 for a magnificent 56 minute flight over Shropshire's historical monuments and places of interest.

Visit the Gift Vouchers page of the Helitrip website for more infromation or call the team on 0800 012 1148 to make a booking - Happy Christmas!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Happy Christmas from Helitrip!

Wishing all Helitrip customers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 

Thanks for your support during 2013.  We look forward to being of service in 2014.


Monday, 18 November 2013

British Helicopter Association

Helitrip is now a proud member of the British Helicopter Association. 

The trade organisation promotes safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operation of UK rotorcraft.  

To find out more, visit the British Helicopter Association website.  

Friday, 15 November 2013

Welcome to the Team

We are pleased to welcome Sales Executive Sarah Knowles as the latest member of the Helitrip team. Sarah has almost two decades of sales experience in various consumer and B2B roles. She will work closely with Helitrip’s corporate customers to identify the best helicopter package for their business travel requirements.

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Friendly, driven, inquisitive

Sum up your job in 10 words or less: 
Help executives travel more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively by helicopter.

What attracted you to working in the helicopter industry? 
Aviation is a fast-paced and exciting industry to be part of. I’m looking forward to helping businesses reduce costs and minimise travel time with helicopter transfers or enable someone to have the pleasure helicopter flight that they have always dreamed of.

If you could charter a helicopter anywhere in the UK, where would you go?
To be honest, I love my home county of Shropshire. To experience an aerial view of Shropshire by helicopter would be simply stunning.

Marmite: love it or hate it?
Love it, but I would argue that Vegemite is better!

Which three famous people (dead or alive) would you invite around for a dinner party? 
Comedian Jon Richardson, businessman Sir Alan Sugar and designer Vivien Westwood.

Describe your perfect weekend. 
A family lunch and then a night out with good friends.

What would be your desert island luxury item? 

Sun cream!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Christmas gift buying made easy

With only 44 days until Christmas, the excitement is building... the Christmas ads have started to appear on TV, kids are making their lists to Santa and advent calendars are waiting to be opened. We have also launched our £89 Helicopter Experience Christmas Gift Vouchers - perfect for a present out of the ordinary this Christmas!

Your gift voucher can be exchanged for one seat on a '10 Minute Taster' helicopter flight. Departing from Shropshire, the lucky recipient will experience a magnificent bird's-eye view of the county's stunning landscape.

For further information, visit the Helicopter Experience Christmas Gift Vouchers page of the Helitrip website or call the team on 0800 012 1148.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Charter a Helicopter to Wales Rally GB

There’s still time to charter a helicopter to Wales Rally GB - the exciting finale of the world’s most challenging motor sport competition held from 14th - 17th November 2013. Call the Helitrip team on 0800 012 1148 to arrive to the event in style!

For further information about Wales Rally GB or other outdoor events, visit the Helitrip website

Image courtesy of Darren

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Helicopter Transport to Shooting Events

Autumn has officially arrived, bringing with it falling leaves, bonfire night and for many, the start of the game shooting season.

Whether your hunting group is travelling to or from Shropshire, helicopter transfer can provide a fast, flexible and cost-effective method of transporting you and your party to shooting events across the country. An ideal way to impress corporate clients or celebrate with friends.

For further information on packages available or to request a quick quote, visit the Helitrip website, call 0800 012 1148 or email

Image courtesy of Jesrushton 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Meet Pilot Paul

Captain Paul Midwinter is Helitrip's Senior Commercial Pilot and a qualified helicopter flight instructor. He has 11 years’ experience flying corporate, leisure and VIP passengers. We’ve put him under the spotlight:

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Reliable, Determined, Decisive.

Which helicopters can you pilot?
The Twin-engine AS355, B206 JetRanger, Robinson R44 and the Robinson R22 training helicopter.

What is your favourite helicopter? 
The Bell 206 JetRanger because it is an iconic helicopter which is both practical and reliable.

What is the best part of your job?
Apart from the great view out my "office" window, the best part of my job is getting to meet some amazing people.

Where is the most spectacular place you have seen by helicopter?
I have seen some amazing places from the air including Buckingham Palace, Loch Ness and Mount Snowdon, but one of the most spectacular things I have seen by helicopter is a rainbow from above.

What has been your most unusual flight job?
I’m lucky enough to have flown many interesting people and celebrities. Two of my most memorable flights include flying Chase the Labrador puppy to Scotland and transporting a human heart into the Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a priority transplant.

Describe your perfect weekend.
My perfect weekend would have to be action packed and warm! So give me a combination of sunshine and adventure and you'd be getting close to my perfect weekend. If I could take the family too, that would be the cherry on top of the cake!

Which three famous people (dead or alive) would you invite around for a dinner party?
- Dynamo the magician: Not only is he a really down to earth, humble guy he'd provide great party entertainment!
- The dynamic Brian Blessed to indulge a piece of childhood nostalgia. I couldn't resist the opportunity to meet the great from Flash Gordon.
- Amelia Earhart. No party is complete without a pioneering aviator.
What would be your desert island luxury item?
One thing I'd like to take with me would be my tropical fish tank because I never get bored of watching these fascinating little creatures.

Friday, 4 October 2013

‘Meet the Team’ Friday

To continue from last Friday's blog post interviewing Operations Manager Helen, this week we get to know Helitrip’s resident Marketing Manager, Jenny:

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Loyal, tall, articulate.

Sum up your job in 10 words:
Keeping customers and the press informed about Helitrip’s services.

What is your favourite Helicopter? 
It’s got to be the Bell 222 helicopter used in the 80’s TV action show ‘Airwolf’. It was souped-up with a coat of black paint and film props.

If you could charter a helicopter anywhere in the UK, where would you go? 
That’s a tough one… I would love to see London’s landmarks by helicopter and also Norfolk's beautiful Tulip fields when they are in full bloom.

Marmite: love it or hate it? 
Love it – on toast or crumpets with plenty of butter!

Which three famous people (dead or alive) would you invite around for a dinner party? 

HRH Kate Middleton
Actor Chris O’Dowd
Comedian Michael McIntyre

What would be your desert island luxury item? 
A pillow and duvet for a good night’s kip!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Helicopter Experience Christmas Gift Vouchers

With only 12 weeks ‘till Christmas, many people’s thoughts are turning to the forthcoming festivities and the annual gift buying dilemma.

Forget the novelty socks and jumper this year and treat someone special to a memorable helicopter experience across the magnificent Shropshire landscape. An unforgettable gift and a great way of surprising a loved one this Christmas.

For further information, visit the Helicopter Gift Vouchers page of the Helitrip website.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Meet Helen!

Helitrip has a small (but perfectly formed!) team based in Shropshire who take care of your business and pleasure helicopter charter requirements from start to finish.

Helen is our Operations Manager, who is your first port of call when arranging a flight. We put her under the spotlight to find out a little more about her…

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Enthusiastic, organised, dedicated.

Tell us about your job in 10 words.
Plan helicopter flights; manage flight bookings, co-ordinate ground/air resources.

What is your favourite helicopter?
It’s got to be the sleek and stylish Agusta 109 helicopter.

What is the best part of your role?
Meeting and exceeding clients’ expectations. It’s also great to have the opportunity to ride in a helicopter as part of my job!

If you could charter a helicopter anywhere in the UK, where would you go?
The Lake District – stunning scenery which is best seen by air.

Marmite: love it or hate it?
Most definitely love it.

Which three famous people (dead or alive) would you invite around for a dinner party?             
Singer Ben Drew (aka ‘Plan B’)                                                                                                 
U2’s Bono                                                                                                                                  
F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton

What would be your desert island luxury item?
A survival person that comes equipped with my GHD’s, my homemade white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, Southern Comfort with lemonade, power supply and an iPod filled with my favourite music!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Meet Helitrip at the Chamber of Commerce Expo

Following the success of the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Expo in May, Helitrip will be exhibiting again at the next event taking place at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on 10th October 2013.

Along with meeting the Helitrip team,  discussing your business travel requirements and learning more about the benefits of corporate helicopter travel, the event also provides a great networking opportunity and will run various business seminars throughout the day.

To book your free place, visit the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce website.  See you there!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Helitrip is Recruiting!

Are you searching for an exciting new sales role based in the West Midlands?

Helitrip has built an excellent reputation for providing fast and reliable corporate helicopter travel, pleasure helicopter flights and airport transfers.  We now require a suitably experienced Sales Executive to join our small, friendly team based on Shrewsbury Business Park.

A great opportunity to make your mark in the aviation industry, where you will be rewarded for strong sales performance.

For further information or to apply, visit the Helitrip website.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Typical Helicopter Flight Times

We have recently added a new feature to the Helitrip website which illustrates the approximate helicopter flight times to some of our most requested UK destinations.

Visit the Typical Flight Times page to see a map illustrating estimated flight times, or alternatively contact Helitrip direct for a helicopter ‘Quick Quote’ by emailing or calling 0800 0121148.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

See your home by Helicopter!

Would you like to see your home or business from a unique perspective? Helitrip is offering up to 4 people an enjoyable helicopter pleasure ride across Shropshire and an aerial view of your premises from only £375 +VAT.

The perfect present or a great opportunity to get a photo from the perfect vantage point!

Contact the Helitrip team for more information or to book your helicopter flight: 0800 012 1148 or email

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A Summer of Flying

The unexpected warm summer months have seen an increase in pleasure helicopter flights across Shropshire, with the ‘Scenic Severn Helicopter Tour’ and ‘Historic Shropshire Helicopter Tour' proving the most popular. The abundance of summer events has also kept the rotors running as Helitrip founder Steve Patterson explains;

“We have had an encouraging first summer, with a helicopter arrival providing the perfect choice for school proms, weddings, horserace meetings, the Grand Prix at Silverstone and V Festival. The sunshine has also led to many local residents taking advantage of the spectacular views of Shropshire which can only be offered when travelling by helicopter.”

To book your pleasure flight, visit or call the team on 0800 0121148.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Up in the Air – Is it time to rethink your business travel?

Helitrip is offering a new way to travel to your business commitments, providing benefits which are unrivalled by road and rail.

Research from the National Travel Survey 2012 shows that the average Brit conducts 28 business trips every year, totalling over 200 miles; with congestion, road works and unreliable public transport voiced as the biggest bugbears for business travellers.

Helitrip offers a stress-free alterative which avoids the traffic jams, train delays and parking worries.

Helicopters are fast, reliable and flexible, with the ability to land almost anywhere – ideal for the busy executive with multiple meetings across the UK in one day.

Helitrip founder Steve Patterson explains; “When travelling with colleagues, helicopter charter can be more cost-effective than you might think. Significantly reduced travel time eliminates the need for costly overnight stays and lost revenue from being away from the office.”

“For example, opting to charter a helicopter from Shrewsbury to Cardiff with 3 colleagues provides a saving of 5 hours and over £200, when compared with travelling by road with hotel expenses.”

For more information on Helitrip’s services, visit or call 01743 276260.

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