Monday, 21 July 2014

Burleigh’s Gin arrives by helicopter

What a wonderful story we have to tell you! Over the weekend we partnered up with Burleigh's Gin and the Cholmondeley Arms to help them out with their 200th bottle of gin promotion.

Helitrip Flying
On route to the Cholomondeley Arms

The CEO (Phil Burley) made a grand entrance to Cholmondeley Arms when we flew him and Burleigh’s Gin to celebrate the 200 Gins of Cholmondeley at their annual festival. 

Helitrip Landing
Landing at the Cholomondeley Arms
Phil Burleigh Heli Trip

Phil with Burleigh's Gin
Phil Burleigh

A little bit about Burleigh’s Gin...

Their signature classic London dry gin is infused with 11 of the world’s finest botanicals to include silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris.

For more information follow the link provided

Burleighs Gin

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sky’s the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop in Norton to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place on Sunday 15th June as a special event for Father’s Day.

Available packages include a short tour of the historic Apley Estate, a 30 minute ‘Shrewsbury by Air’ trip showcasing the market town’s finest places of interest and a 36 minute ‘Scenic Severn’ helicopter flight which follows the River through Buildwas, The Gorge and Jackfield.

Helitrip founder Steve Patterson comments; “We are delighted to be working with Apley Farm Shop to offer visitors our popular pleasure flights and the opportunity to see the estate’s beautiful grounds from a unique perspective. A helicopter experience is the perfect way to make your day extra special or a memorable way to treat Dad this Father’s Day.”

Lord Hamilton, owner of Apley Farm Shop continues; “We are always searching for new ways to offer our customers something a little out of the ordinary. A helicopter pleasure flight is an exciting way to begin your day at Apley before exploring the Farm Shop, enjoying a bite to eat at The Creamery CafĂ© or treating the children to an afternoon of fun at Piggs’s Playbarn.”

To purchase a seat on a flight departing from Apley Farm Shop, contact Helitrip on 0800 012 1148 or email

Prices start from £36 per person. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

For further information on Helitrip’s services visit

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Father’s Day Gift Inspiration

Sunday 15th June is a day to celebrate Dads and Granddads everywhere. Whether it’s the 24 hour taxi service or his unrivalled DIY know-how, thank him with a truly memorable Father’s Day gift.

From a 10 Minute Taster flight, a tour of Shropshire’s historic gems to a bespoke flight over his team’s football ground, there is a helicopter flight to suit both his interests and your budget. To view the range of helicopter flight gift vouchers, visit

If you’re searching for some flight inspiration, call the Helitrip team on 0800 012 1148 or visit to see a definitive list of 100 ways to treat the ones you love with helicopter travel.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A hundred ways to treat the ones you love…

Helicopter travel is a fun, fast and flexible way of surprising loved ones and making your family occasions extra special.

In celebration of our popular helicopter experience packages and bespoke pleasure flights, we have created an extensive list of 100 ways to treat the ones you love.

Here are a few of our favourites:
- Aerial photography session of your home
- Football Stadium tour of the Midlands (A great Father’s Day gift idea)
- Afternoon tea at top London hotel
- Norfolk spring Tulips helicopter tour
- Shropshire Castles by air
- Hen party celebration
- ‘Fly & Pamper’ to a top spa (The perfect Mother’s Day gift)
- Ludlow gastro & flying experience
- Helicopter wedding proposal
- Family helicopter treasure hunt

The full list can be found at If you have a creative idea for a helicopter flight, share it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #hundredways. Who knows, your suggestion could become our next pleasure flight experience!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Helicopter Charter to the UK's Top Golfing Tournaments

2014 is set to be a big year for sport with the World Cup in Brazil, Andy Murray defending this Wimbledon Championship title and the hotly anticipated Golf Majors.

What better way to enjoy the UK’s top golfing tournaments than a swift and relaxing flight before soaking up the atmosphere in one of the fine-dining hospitality enclosures?

The Open Championship: 13th – 20th July 2014
The Open held at Royal Liverpool is the ultimate competition for any golf fan. Experience a breath-taking helicopter flight before landing greenside, enjoying the hospitality and watching 70 of the World’s best golfers battle it out at the prestigious course for the coveted trophy and £900,000 prize fund.

The Ryder Cup: 23rd – 28th September 2014
Europe will battle it out with its American rivals to defend its title in golf’s exciting biennial competition. Land at Gleneagles Hotel Perthshire and experience hospitality which is second to none, allowing you to entertain clients, colleagues or friends in a relaxed atmosphere with a great view of the course. 

For further information or to request a helicopter hospitality quote, visit, call us on 0800 012 1148 or email

To view the full calendar of outdoor events, visit www.helitrip

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

V Festival Early-Birds

After much anticipation, The Killers and Justin Timberlake have been announced as this year’s V Festival headliners. Joining them will be the likes of Ed Sheeran, Example, Lily Allen and Rudimental across the two day celebration of pop, dance and indie live music.

We’re already receiving early-bird enquiries for helicopter transport to Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford on 16th and 17th August 2014 – perfect for those who want a taste of the VIP treatment and arrive at V Festival in style.

For many, the days of traditional festival camping, toilet queues and leaking tents are over, with organisers now offering popular ‘glamping’ options in the form of luxury yurts, retro campers and colourful ‘podpads.’

Whatever your lodging of choice, get your weekend off to an unforgettable start and beat the queues by beginning your V Festival experience in a helicopter:

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wedding Day Helicopter Travel

The start of wedding season has arrived and Helitrip is already receiving lots of requests for helicopter charter for couples tying the knot in Shropshire and Cheshire – the perfect way to make an entrance on your big day.

Whether the bridal party would like luxury transport to the wedding ceremony, the happy couple would like to arrive at the reception in style, or begin their honeymoon by chartering a helicopter to the airport, Helitrip can help to make your wedding celebrations extra special.

If you’re planning it as a couple or as a romantic surprise for your loved one, discuss your wedding day travel requirements by calling Helitrip on 0800 012 1148 or emailing

Image credit: Jason Hutchens

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring in Shropshire

Spring has finally sprung in Shropshire over the last few days.  The Daffodils outside Helitrip HQ are in full bloom and we have a magnificent view of The Wrekin bathed in sunshine. 

If you would like to take advantage of the lovely weather (which looks set to last!), why not book a helicopter trip and see our beautiful county from above? On a clear day like today, you can enjoy a 40 mile vantage point:


Friday, 7 March 2014

Shropshire born and bred

The Helitrip team are all Shropshire-born and are lucky enough to call this beautiful county home.
As our Shropshire helicopter pleasure flights are so popular with both local residents and visitors alike, we thought we would share what makes Shropshire such a special place to live:

1. Countryside – If your weekends are happily spent walking, cycling or horse-riding, Shropshire is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside, canals and rivers. The famous Shropshire Hills which include The Stiperstone, The Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge and The Wrekin is proudly an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, perfect for wildlife spotters or those who are in search of some much needed R&R.

2. Heritage – Steeped in history, Shropshire is the birthplace of Charles Darwin, is home to the World- famous Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Acton Scott historic working farm and boasts over 30 castles; including Ludlow Castle, Stokesay Castle and Whittington Castle. The fourth largest city in Roman Britain is also a jewel in Shropshire’s crown, with Wroxeter Roman City providing an interesting insight into the lives of people during the 2nd century.

3. People – From the market stall traders to Shrewsbury’s Town Crier, you won’t get friendlier than Shropshire folk (although we may be slightly biased). Expect to hear unique local dialect including ‘nesh’, ‘bap’, ‘mithering’ and ‘mawkin’ amongst many others. We also can’t forget to mention some of Shropshire’s most famous citizens including horticulturists Percy Thrower and David Austin, engineer Thomas Telford and War Poet Wilfred Owen.

4. Food & Drink– Proud to be producing numerous real ales, cider and wines in its vineyards and microbreweries, Shropshire serves its local tipples in numerous ‘proper’ pubs across the county. If quality local food is more your thing, indulge in organic produce from Pimhill Farm, freshly picked vegetables from Apley Farm, Market Drayton gingerbread or the delicious ‘Shropshire Blue’ cheese.

5. Festivals – Shropshire hosts an event for every interest, from the magnificent Shrewsbury Flower Show, Ludlow Food Festival, Cosford Airshow, Shrewsbury Carnival, Church Stretton Arts Festival, ‘OsFest’ music festival and the annual Dragon Boat Festival – something for everyone.

See Shropshire’s unique history and beautiful countryside by helicopter. Helitrip offers a range of pleasure flight experiences across the county. Visit for more information.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Forget the traditional gifts of flowers or chocolate and surprise a special Mum with a memorable helicopter flight this Mother’s Day.
The following helicopter gift experiences are available on Mothering Sunday (30th March):

Bespoke Helicopter Flight – The choice is yours. Simply tell us where Mum would love to see by air and we will put together a tailored package.

Pleasure Flight Experiences- See some of Shropshire’s most iconic historical monuments and scenic countryside from 2,000 feet.

'Fly & Pamper'-  Fly to a your chosen spa before indulging in some well-deserved 'me time' with Mum.

'Fly & Dine’ at a top hotel - Land in beautiful surroundings before enjoying a delicious 3 course menu with a bottle of bubbly.

If you’ve got plans on Mother’s Day, a range of Helitrip pleasure flight gift vouchers are also available for Mum to enjoy at a later date.

For more information or to make a booking, call Helitrip on 0800 012 1148 or email

Monday, 10 February 2014

February Half Term Fun with Helitrip

With February half term only a few days away, many will be hoping to find activities to keep the kids entertained for a few days.

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, why not charter a helicopter to the region’s top attractions?
Alton Towers Resort – The UK’s number on Theme Park opens for 2014 on 15th February. Begin your day by chartering a helicopter to Alton Towers Resort before enjoying a day of white-knuckle fun. Prices start from £620 + VAT for a family of 4.

GYG Karting – Don your overalls and enjoy some Go-Karting fun at the largest karting circuit in the North West. Prices start from £213 per person for an exhilarating helicopter flight followed by two karting sessions. Great fun for the whole family!

Commando Paintball – Quad trekking, paintballing, archery and clay pigeon shooting = an action packed day for kids of all ages! Shropshire’s top outdoor activity centre offers something for everyone and arriving by helicopter provides the perfect beginning to your day. Enjoy a return helicopter trip, 4 activities and lunch from £279 per person.
For further information to or make a booking, contact the Helitrip team on 0800 012 1148 or email

Friday, 7 February 2014

Helicopter Charter to the Grand National

The 3rd April 2014 begins one of the highlights of the horseracing calendar.  The Crabbies Grand National is the single biggest betting event in sport, with an incredible 600 million TV viewers across the globe and £500 million wagered on the day.

40 jockeys and horses will once again battle it out across the famous racecourse and negotiate the notorious 'Canal Turn', 'Valentine's' and 'Becher's Brook' fences to be named Aintree champion.

Embrace the style and glamour of Ladies Day or begin a memorable Race Day experience by chartering a helicopter to Aintree Racecourse before enjoying delicious cuisine and hospitality in one of its nine restaurants.

For more information, contact Helitrip on 0800 012 1148 or email

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Helicopter Charter to Royal Ascot 2014

Helitrip is delighted to announce it will be providing helicopter charter services to Ascot Racecourse from Coworth Park Hotel during Royal Ascot 2014,  providing race-goers with the ultimate in Royal Ascot luxury.

Your Royal Ascot Helicopter Hospitality Package begins at Dorchester Collection’s exclusive Country House Hotel & Spa, Coworth Park, for a delicious Champagne breakfast on the terrace of The Barn Restaurant.

Helitrip will then take you by helicopter to Ascot Racecourse where you will enjoy a day of world class racing and Michelin starred cuisine prepared by Atul Kochhar in exclusive Panoramic Restaurant.

With spectacular views of the racetrack and access to the Royal Enclosure, The Panoramic Restaurant is the perfect place to soak up the glamour, pageantry and excitement of Royal Ascot 2014.

Following a day of unparalleled hospitality at Royal Ascot, you will be flown back to Coworth Park by helicopter where you can continue to enjoy the luxury of this Country House Hotel & Spa.

For full details of the Royal Ascot Helicopter Hospitality Package, visit the Helitrip website or call 0800 012 1148.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cheltenham Gold Cup – ‘Racing Festival Helicopter Brunch’

We are delighted to announce that Helitrip has partnered with the Classic Lodges Hotel, Charingworth Manor to offer race-goers an exclusive Cheltenham Festival helicopter experience from 11th - 14th March 2014.

Begin your race day with a relaxed brunch and a glass of Champagne at the 700 year old manor house set in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Charingworth Manor serves delicious award-winning cuisine and provides unrivalled views over idyllic rural Gloucestershire. 

The exclusive ‘Racing Festival Brunch’ menu provides an array of hot and cold selections including fresh pastries, oak smoked Salmon and a classic Eggs Benedict.

Board the helicopter for a swift and comfortable 10 minute flight direct to Cheltenham Racecourse for a day of racing action.   A perfect way to start your day, beat the traffic and arrive in style!

Complete your race day experience with a return journey to Charingworth Manor, where you may also choose to enjoy a delicious evening meal before departing.

For further information and to make a booking, contact Helitrip on 0800 012 1148 or email

Please note: The package does not include racecourse entry or overnight accommodation.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Helicopter Outdoor Activity Packages

Planning a birthday celebration, stag / hen party or teambuilding event? Charter a helicopter to your chosen outdoor activity centre for a day to remember.

Helitrip has partnered with two leading outdoor activity centres to provide helicopter transfer packages:

Commando Paintball 
Charter a helicopter to Commando Paintball in Shropshire and enjoy a day of outdoor activities including quad trekking, archery, clay pigeon shooting and paintball - sure to get the adrenaline racing!

GYG Karting 
Charter a helicopter to GYG Karting in the heart of North Wales and take on ‘The Spoon’ and ‘Devil’s Elbow’ hairpin bends. This friendly, family-run circuit offers Go-Karting for all ages and abilities.

For further information, visit the Helitrip website.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Meet Helitrip at the Chamber Evening Business Expo

Helitrip will be exhibiting at the next Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on 30th January at Rybrook BMW, Shrewsbury.

A great opportunity to network with local businesses and chat with the Helitrip team about your ongoing business and pleasure travel needs.

Helicopter Experience Gift Vouchers will also be available to purchase on the evening - just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The expo is open to both members and non-members of the the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce.  Book your free place here.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Corporate Helicopter Charter in 2014

Travelling for business? Here are 3 reasons to choose Helitrip’s corporate helicopter services this New Year:

1. Travel to meetings cost-effectively
Reduce your travel time, forget the parking worries, avoid train delays and prevent expensive overnight stays. Helicopters provide you with the flexibility to visit multiple sites in one day, allowing you to arrive on time and at your best.
When travelling with colleagues, chartering a helicopter could also be more economical than you think.
Contact the Helitrip team to receive a tailored ROI comparison for your travel requirements.

2. Drive better results with staff rewards
A helicopter flight makes a memorable way of incentivising your sales team or thanking your management for 'going the extra mile'. Whether you would like to arrange a ‘Fly & Dine’ experience at a top hotel or a teambuilding event, we can create a bespoke package to meet your needs.

3. Entertain your clients
Arrive by helicopter to the heart of the UK’s top outdoor events in 2014 including The F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Royal Ascot. An ideal way to impress clients, cement relationships or celebrate with friends: For the complete events listing with further details, visit

Call the friendly Helitrip team on 0800 012 1148 to discuss your travel requirements or receive a ‘Quick Quote’ at

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Helicopter Proposals this Valentine’s Day

With St. Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many thoughts will be turning to searching for a unique and thoughtful gift for the one they love.

Instead of opting for the traditional Roses this year, why not surprise her with a present out of the ordinary? A romantic helicopter trip across Shropshire’s beautiful landscape is the perfect way to treat someone special this February.

Prices start from only £178 per couple for a 10 minute helicopter taster experience. Alternatively, the popular ‘Scenic Severn Tour’ showcases the River’s most spectacular sights during a 36 minute flight retailing at £258 per couple.*

Thinking about popping the question? Talk to the Helitrip team about hiring the whole helicopter for a bespoke flight, which provides a truly memorable proposal setting. Make your moment extra special with a bottle of celebratory champagne and chocolates to enjoy during your flight.

For further information or to make a booking, visit the Helitrip website or call 0800 012 1148.

Image courtesy of Johntex

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Five Top Tips when Chartering a Helicopter.

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year from all at Helitrip! To begin 2014, here are five handy pointers to save you time and money when chartering a helicopter for business or pleasure:

1. Return Trips: Depending on distance and timings, it can often be just as cost-effective to take a return helicopter flight.  Remember to ask for a price for return travel, along with your one way quotation.

2. Little Extras: Enquire about any extras can be added to your flight package which take the hassle out of arranging your trip. This could include a bottle of Champagne or a chauffeur driven car waiting for you at your destination.

3. Single Seats: Treating a loved one to a helicopter experience? Ask about single seat availability on pleasure flights. If they are happy to share the trip with other paying passengers, it can provide a large saving verses hiring the whole helicopter.

4. Executive Travel: If you are a regular business traveller, discounts are often available when using several helicopter hours over a period of time. Discuss your travel schedule and a reduced rate can often be negotiated.

5. Landing Flexibility: Unlike planes, helicopters are flexible enough to land almost anywhere. It’s always worth asking if you can be collected from your home or business premises to save valuable time travelling to your local airfield or helipad.

If you would like to discuss your corporate helicopter charter requirements, call the Helitrip team on 0800 012 1148 or email