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 www.helitrip.co.uk/hundredways. 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 www.helitrip.co.uk, call us on 0800 012 1148 or email sales@helitrip.co.uk.

To view the full calendar of outdoor events, visit www.helitrip .co.uk/outdoorevents

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: www.helitrip.co.uk/vfestival

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 sales@helitrip.co.uk.

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: http://www.helitrip.co.uk/helicopter-experiences.html


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 www.helitrip.co.uk/helicopter-experiences for more information.