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.