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Richard Harris- posted 26th November 2023
What a fantastic experience! My instructor Jon explained the basics to me and then we were off, flying over places that I'd expressed an interest in. A flight to May Hill, then to the Forest, flying down the Wye valley to Chepstow and following the Severn for the return to Gloucester. I gained an understanding of the basic controls and got a feeling of the delicate adjustments needed to keep on course or change direction. I will never forget this experience and all above countryside that I know and love. Absolutely priceless, thank you so much. Rich
What a wonderful experience! The staff were incredibly friendly and we were all treated brilliantly. The flight itself was perfect and we will definitely be doing it again
Peter Smith- posted 12th September 2023
I booked a sightseeing trip over Gloucester and the Sharpness Canal as surprise birthday present for my grandson. On arrival at Heliflight we were greeted by very friendly staff. Our pilot and ground crew took us out to the helicopter and explained what was going to happen. They checked that my grandson was happy to be in the front seat so that he would get the best view while his father and I sat in the back. During the flight Candia explained what we could see around us. According to my grandson it was amazing and he thoroughly enjoyed it. So did his father and I.
During our flight my wife and daughter stayed in the reception area where the ground crew informed them we were on our way back so that they could get photos of us landing.
Thanks Candia and all the rest of the staff at Heliflight.
Thoroughly professional and enjoyable experience, exceeded my expectatations.
Emily Price - posted 5th August 2023
Have used Heliflights twice now for a special occasions experience. They are always very professional and thorough with what you need to know before and during your flight. Easy to book and rebook if the weather is bad. Easy to find. It's nice to be able to pick which route you would prefer to fly, as this was quite important for me and my party – to fly over the Malverns. Would recommend them any time
Candia (trainer/instructor) was superb. Professional, articulate, hugely knowledgeable and yet personable with over 24 years experience.
Heliflight, the Company, is certainly top of their game and deserve this 5* rating.
Always a dream of mine since I was a child, if you decide to go for it you won’t be disappointed.
Excellent professional service from start to finish.
Kirk Howells - posted 20th June 2023
This was the best birthday present ever. My children and step children purchased this event for my 70th birthday, knowing that as an ex RAF engineer of 37 years service I would get a lot out of this experience. The day was perfect and my female pilot was very informative and kind. Her explanation of the helicopter, controls, what to look for during flight and area knowledge made the whole package great, many thanks to all the staff @Heliflight
David Roach - posted 4th July 2023
I would like to send you my personal thank you for an unforgettable time I had with you during my trial helicopter flight. Although very apprehensive and nervous, you put me at ease straight away and you made it so enjoyable. Having been a trainer/engineer at a Power Station, I just know how good you are. Thank You
Thank you again
What an amazing experience! Candida was very friendly but also very professional and reassuring. She instilled great confidence and I couldn't believe how I was able to take the controls soon.
I would recommend the flight to anyone.
This was a treat for my wife's 60th birthday. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. We even had pre-flight fizz and chocolates. The staff were fantastic and Candia flew over the Forest of Dean so we could see all our favourite places, including our former and current home. Thoroughly recommend.
Brilliant - really enjoyed the experience.
Just brilliant fun and a truly amazing experience. I will definitely book again in the future.
Michelle Green- posted 11th May 2023
What can I say, it was the best experience of my life. From dealing with your team on the phone to book it to arriving, The guy behind the desk was so nice and friendly. My pilot John was so lovely. Gave me information and gave me amazing views and just made my child hood dream more than I could have imagined. Anyone who wants to experience a helicopter ride, lesson or tick of their bucket list the gang at Glouster Airport are the ones to choose
What an amazing day. A training flight had been booked as a birthday present for a birthday that I wasn’t expecting to see to give us something to look forward to. We met up with chief instructor Jon Lane to talk through the various aspects of helicopter flying, I had remembered quite a lot from a previous experience about seven years ago and was very keen to fly as much as possible during the flight. Jon is very calm and measured and an excellent instructor always ready but relaxed enough to let me carry on whilst offering up tips to make the experience even better. We flew around some very interesting places including up the course of the Severn which is not as easy as it sounds, we did descending and ascending during the flight and then something I will remember for a long time which is setting course, descending and eventually landing on the airfield. We took off and did another landing as Jon thought it might be a fluke, we managed a second landing and on attempting a third, Jon identified that I was a bit tense and thus a bit clumsy. He was absolutely right I didn’t want to let him down and had tensed up in an attempt to do another good landing! We got down, had a chat about the aircraft, a walk around the hangar and then quick debrief.
I can absolutely recommend Heliflight and Jon Lane for your introduction to flying - they are both brilliant and where I will go to get my licence in due course.
Thank you Jon and Heliflight
Had the trial lesson in the R22, mainly to see just how different it felt compared to my (hundreds of) hours of playing flight sims on PC.
Candia made it very straightforward for me, with a briefing/lesson in the classroom and then, once she got us airborne, introducing me to the feel of the individual controls in flight.
Finally we returned to the airfield and practiced controlling the hover - not an easy thing in the R22 - but Candia was patient, professional and clear at all times.
Really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back again! Thank you!
What an amazing experience. I piloted a helicopter for an hour, under the excellent guidance of Candia. We flew over my house, over the music festival at Upton Upon Severn, along the Malvern Hills ridge, over the hills into Herefordshire, flying over a big mountain biking event at Eastnor, then back to Cheltenham over the ski slope at Gloucester, taking in a view of the Severn Bridge in the distance at Bristol. After some hovering (i need to practice that!) I was returned to earth. A truly amazing experience. It has made me want to take lessons. Thank you so much.
Thoroughly enjoyable and very friendly experienced pilot and staff. We had beautiful views throughout our flight and Candia was helpful in pointing out places of interest. On arrival back at the base another helpful member of staff patiently answered our questions about the different types of helicopters and light aircraft we could see. Prosecco, chocs and a certificate ended our flight experience on a high!
June Simms - posted 8th August 2022
This was booked as a surprise birthday present and could not have been any better! The welcome at reception was genuine and extremely calming for the more nervous of our party of four. Candia flew us over all of our 'wish list' of places to be seen from the air and pointed out many other landmarks. The views from on high were fantastic and the whole experience is to be highly recommended. Look forward to our next flight!
Brian Chappell - posted 7th August 2022
This was my very first helicopter flight. I long time ambition that was made better than I expected by the team at Heliflight. They did a great job of calming my nervous wife and were just great and kind throughout the whole experience. Awesome pilot and possibly the best day for flying. Thanks for making my first time special!
Amazing experience with Ian and memories to last a lifetime.
Thanks for a great experience and introduction to flying helicopters. Very professional and a fantastic experience. A must off anyone remotely interested in flying, fantastic!
The whole experience was excellent, very professional, we were well looked after and felt very safe. Would recommend to any one wishing to take a pleasure flight or if thinking of learning to fly a helicopter then these are the people to contact.
Louise Taylor - posted 21st May 2022
A big thank you to Heliflight UK Ltd and Candia for my trial lesson this morning on a #helicopter. Had so so much fun
Simply amazing, best experience of a lifetime.
Everybody at heliflight was welcoming and super friendly, I had an excellent trial flight with candia (my instructor)who showed great patience and was incredibly clear with instructions. I cannot find one bad thing to say about heliflight. Book a flight with them today. Thanks guys
Rebbeca Burgess - posted 9th April 2022
We took a flight with Heliflight UK a week or so ago.
I had booked in advance and didnt have to pay straight away as we were coming from quiet far. This was a really good plus point.
They answered the phone and gave me all the details I needed and at a good price.
Our helicopter flight went ahead. I called in the morning to double check with weather forecast and they asked if we could come earlier to make sure we definitely got on our flight due to weather getting a bit cloudier.
The address took us to the airport and it was fairly easy to find following the heliflight signs.
We had a lady pilot who was calm and explained everything we needed to know The flight was great.
It was for my partners 30th birthday and he really enjoyed it. He said he could have 'taxi'd' all day!! He loved that part.
The only thing I wished I had asked for someone to take a full length photo of us with the helicopter.
Thank you so much to all involved for making my partners birthday surprise special and happen.
Kate Page - posted 25th March 2022
Fantastic - took my son and his friend on a 20 minute flight with Ian. Ian made quite an impression on us. Great pilot, really calm and reassuring. We were so lucky with the weather too.
So enjoyed it. Highly recommend these guys.
A fantastic experience
Even with the conditions being over cast cloud our 45 min. Flight circling the valleys of Stroud and up the Severn from the "horseshoe bend" to Tewkesbury was incredible. Prior to the flight we discussed our route plan with our pilot Candia. She was friendly, warm and obliging, even giving us every chance to redo any feature we missed. It was expensive but well worth it and something we would love to do again.
Really enjoyable flight. We had concerns about the weather, but Heliflight were excellent in discussing and giving the option to delay the flight to a different day. As it was, we discussed with the pilot 30 mins before we were scheduled and decided that all was OK. Would really recommend and will probably do another flight over a different part of Gloucestershire at some point.
A great flight with a great pilot. Really enjoyed it.
Bought as a Birthday surprise, I had a 30 minute lesson under the instruction of Candia, it was an amazing experience totally loved it even flew over my house! Brilliant.
Great experience. Felt completely safe. Pilot was very competent, friendly and professional. She answered all our questions and pointed out landmarks. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would always recommend you to others. Thank you very much.
Tracey White - Posted 31st January 2022
Brilliant afternoon spent from beginning to end, staff really friendly and welcoming and no problems using a gift voucher that was bought for my parents 50th wedding anniversary before Covid struck, a thoroughly enjoyable time had by us all as… thank you
My wife booked me an hour's flight in the 206, G-TREE for my 70th birthday - 33 years since I last flew in a helicopter with the RN. Candia, my brave pilot/instructor helped make the experience unforgettable, letting me hog the controls for most of the time - and never screaming! So, thank you Heliflight and Candia. I hope to come back soon…. X.
Absolutely loved every minute of this experience and Candia was a very patient teacher!
Warren Gibbard Posted 4th January 2022
I had an amazing first flight in a Robinson R22 with Candia on 31st December. She was very experienced, understanding and passionate about her career as a pilot and instructor. I can't wait to go back. Was the best day I've had all year.
Justin Wright Posted 10th November 2021
What a fantastic afternoon, surprising my wife with this went down a treat. Not only that the service and enjoyment the staff provided went a long way. Making the experience feel like we were royalty with a comfortable edge made the flight a joy to be in.
Thanks again team look forward to the next trip.
Martin Herring Posted 30th October 2021
My trial lesson at Heliflight UK Ltd was a real joy. The whole experience lasted around 1 hour and included a very professional pre-flight briefing. Once airborne, Candia introduced all the primary controls individually, including some secondary effects, before letting me try the full combination. She then demonstrated a forced landing scenario with autorotation. Near the end of the flight I was thrilled to have a go at hovering. I chose this flight as part of a long service award from my company, and I am very pleased with my choice.
Absolutely loved this experience! The staff were really friendly and even though I was a little nervous it all went away as soon as I was in the air. Beautiful scenery to be able to fly above and I would 100% do it again.
Wonderful experience! Very professional and accommodating. Can't wait to go again and would highly recommend them.
Kieron Vowles Posted 21st July 2021
Booked a trip on Wednesday the 14th for a 20 minute flight over Eastnor Castle and the malvern Hills. The whole experience from arrival to leaving was very proffresional and helpful. Our flight was an absolute pleasure with the pilot very knowledgeable and helpful throughout our flight. Would highly recommend this company, many thanks for a great morning Kie and Pim
Wonderful trial lesson in an R22! I hadn't flown for 30 years when I had just obtained my PPL(H) before having to give up, and wondered how it would feel coming back. As others have said, Candia is very calm and knowledgeable, and for me a pleasant contrast in teaching style from the ex-military type instruction first time round. Great fun, but was I rusty... Definitely coming back!
This is my third trial lesson but this time in aCabri G2, with the same instructor, all members of staff are nice and helpful, highly recommend the company and hope to go back in future.Thanks
Lin Ellis Posted 9th June 2021
Excellent flight with Candia who was extremely patient and friendly and explained everything so well. It was amazing being given the opportunity to try to control the helicopter. Views were outstanding, such a great experience, would highly recommend! Great 50th birthday treat!
Jen Williams Posted 9th June 2021
Brilliant experience for my Husbands 40th Birthday. We booked the 60 minute trial flight in the R44 and it was amazing! All the staff were extremely nice from start to finish - thank you so much!
Would highly recommend Heliflight to anyone looking for a helicopter experience
Fred Marie Broseley Posted 9th May 2021
Had a brilliant time today. My mum bought me and my sons a 45 minute helicopter ride for our special birthdays (50th, 21st, 18th and 16th). We flew over the Forest of Dean and it was absolutely amazing.
I want to do it again please xx
Great experience well worth the money
I bought a 15 minute helicopter Sightseeing flight as A surprise for my daughter’s 40th birthday, as all her other celebrations planned had to be cancelled. Candia looked after us so well and made the trip very special. Luckily we had a clear day.
Many thanks for an unforgettable experience
We booked a trial lesson as a special treat for my son's 15th birthday. Heliflight were very friendly and accommodating and gave him a fantastic 1 to 1 experience. It felt a lot more personal than booking a group experience day.
What a 50th birthday present that was! First taste of flying over Gloucester and what an amazing adventure that was. Totally professional and encouraging staff who made me feel so at ease.
A 45 flight voucher from my friends and colleagues certainly blew the cobwebs away today. Thanks all round! 😁🚁
My initial training flight was an experience I will never forget. My instructor was excellent, very friendly and accepted all my mess ups without any fuss. I was initially ticking it off of my bucket list but now will have to do it again. Thank you Heliflight
Charlie Fryer - Posted 28th October 2019
I was bought an hour trial lesson in an R22 helicopter for my 28th birthday. The location of the hanger was easy to find and the facility was immaculately clean and tidy. I had bought along members of my family who had a lovely seated viewing area, very close to the landing/ take-off site of the helicopter. The pilot who took me for my experience, Candia, was extremely clear in her instructions. She offered some basic tutorial on how the helicopter worked, before taking me out onto the tarmac to have photos and get strapped in! She took off with great finesse and ease, hovering for a moment for my family to take photos before heading in a direction of my choice (towards work and home). I was allowed to fly the aircraft, introducing one control at a time until eventually all controls were mine! I was truly thrilled with the whole experience and am very grateful to Heliflight UK. If ever I can afford to train to fly one of these machines, I will be back here to do so! Thanks again Candia and the team, I had a truly amazing experience and would highly recommend!!
Amazing experience, I couldn't praise or recommend Heliflight highly enough! I bought a 30 mins pleasure flight for me and my two sisters to celebrate my 60th birthday. I asked if we could fly over Tewkesbury and Painswick where we had grown up, with Winchcombe as an extra if possible. Not only did Candia, the pilot, fly us over all three but she pointed out places that were special to us and made sure we all got wonderful views. Welcoming, friendly and a superb flight, thank you for making my day very special.
A very enjoyable and informative second flight. Lucky to have chosen an excellent day weatherwise. This is a brilliant experience. Is something that I have always wanted to do. Would highly recommend this company.
All in all a fantastic day.
I had the most incredible experience with Harry at Helifilght. A very friendly but professional service. Would definitely recommend
My trial flight was a totally awesome experience! As a result, I hope to take up training soon :-)
This was my first time piloting a helicopter, and I was given an excellent introduction into the basics of the aircraft and it's behaviour.
I was impressed by the instructors ability to deliver prompt training on such a vast subject, and inspire confidence at the same time.
I was given independent control of the air craft at different times, and felt perfectly safe throughout the session.
It was terrifyingly awesome, and I will be back for more!
Fantastic , great instructor , just great.
I had a brilliant time and the training was excellent.
Ryan Kidby - Posted 20th June 2019
What an awesome experience a trail lesson with Heliflight, it was a 50th birthday present from my beautiful wife. Heliflight was very informative and helpful. When it came to the flight the pilot Candia was very professional friendly and fun what a fantastic time I loved every second of it, Thank you so much to all at Heliflight.
Had an excellent flight experience with Heliflight, taking the controls of the helicopter in the 30 minute flight was exhilarating! Excellent briefing and information from the pilot, and it was a very enjoyabvle experience
Fantastic experience for my 40th birthday at a great price - I did the 30 min flying lesson in the 2 seater R22 helicopter. The pilot put me at ease and gave an informative briefing on how a helicopter is controlled and how we would fly it together. I had a choice in where we would fly which surprised me as I thought we would basically be hovering over the airfield for half an hour! Instead we flew all over Gloucester with me in control for a lot of it and taking great photos in between. At the end we did some low altitude hovering over the airfield and I was controlling the stick throttle and pedals. Highly recommended and makes me want to go back for another treat
Had a lesson yesterday with Candia and as usual she was patient, helpful and put me at ease.
Heliflight is a professional yet friendly team and I wouldn't fly with anyone else. See you next time, had a fantastic time
Excellent pilot. She helped and advised throughout as well as being very good at finding views that we wanted.
A 30-minute flight was discussed, booked and confirmed all by email and phone. The day arrived and the experience was all that we had hoped for, from advice for where we should fly to insights whilst in the air, excellent flying and (with two first timers on-board) total confidence. A birthday surprise was turned into an experience of a lifetime - thanks to the Heliflight team
Anthony Denne - Posted 21st August 2018
I cashed in my experience voucher for a helicopter trial lesson with Heliflight at Gloucester airport.
It was amazing. I'd had a similar experience before, but I knew this was going to be special when my instructor showed me into the right hand (pilots) seat. She was very professional and thorough in explaining the controls in the preflight briefing and during the flight itself. I took control for most of the flight once in the air, but the biggest thrill was being allowed to have a go at hovering and manoeuvring the helicopter close to the ground… such a buzz.
Thanks for a great experience and hope to see you again
This was my first time ever in a helicopter and it couldn't have been a better introduction. The principles of rotary wing flight were clearly explained in a pre-flight briefing then demonstrated in the air. After that I was gradually given control, one control at a time. This meant that I was never overwhelmed by the process and felt comfortable at every stage. I got to fly over the beautiful countryside and, on return to the airfield, even got introduced to controlling the aircraft in a hover. My instructor was excellent and gave me just the right amount of independence, coupled with the confidence that she was there to support me at all times.
Most excellent experience and thoroughly recommended
Thank you Candia for full filling a wonderful 70th birthday present from my wife. I had "control" for far longer than I was anticipating probably close on 40 to 50% it seemed. Flew down the Severn across in front of the old Severn Bridge and then back along the southern side past Berkeley, Slimbridge and up the Sharpness canal into Gloucester. Finished off with an attempt at hovering which was as difficult as I had imagined. A great afternoon.
Great experience, can't wait to do it again.
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Heliflight for making last Friday a day to remember. it was a surprise present for my Dads 80th birthday and he enjoyed every minute of the flight including flying over his beloved Slimbridge football pitch. He was born and grew up in Slimbridge and it was lovely for him to see the area from above. We were fortunate to have the brightest, clearest and the pilot was friendly and informative pointing out many local landmarks and points of interest to us all. Many thanks again and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone for a special occasion. Dad says he looking forward to doing the same again for his 90th
I recently took the hover challenge with Heliflight. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic from arriving there to flying the helicopter. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone.
An unexpected 60th birthday prezzie. Was slightly apprehensive at first but Candia quickly put me at ease and the longer we flew the more confident I became. As a drummer the control syncopation wasn't too much of a problem but the senstitive nature of the cyclic stick was an "eye opener"....Huge respect to Candia and the like :-).
As a unique experience I would highly recommend.
We took my mum for a heli ride for her 70th birthday. Mum absolutely loved her flight and said it was the best birthday she'd ever had. The crew allow you to tailor your flight to some degree, so we were able to fly over mum's house in Thronbury, which she really enjoyed. All in all a good memorable afternoon out!
Brilliant hour's flight and training in a Robinson R22. I was extremely nervous at first but Candia kept me calm!. We flew north around the Malvern Hills then towards tewkesbury, Cleeve hill and Cheltenham. It was great to see so many local landmarks and places I had already visited - but this time form the sky! It was an amazing experience and I would definately recommend to all.
John Roberts - posted 23rd August 2017
I booked Heliflight as a novel way of celebrating my wife's birthday and together with our son we had a terrific 45 minuite flight down to Bristol over our house. The pilot was extremely helpful pointing out landmarks along the way and easily found our house which was a uniquie and exciting experience. The only slight disappointment was not to be able to overfly thr Clifton suspension bridge but realise this was due to restrictions on the day. But in summary, a brilliant birthday treat that my wife (and step-son) enjoyed enormously, facilitated by a very friendly and proffesional pilot. I would have no hesitation in using Heliflight again or recommending them to friends and family.
What an amazing trip. We bought a family 30 minute trip as a Christmas present, and it was wonderful. The organisation was first class and all the members of helifligth were smart, courteous and helpful. The kids loved the trip and want to do another one as soon as possible.
Ian Cooper - posted 6th August 2017
A birthday gift from my family - and what a gift it was! Candia absolutely oozed confidence - from the moment we strapped ourselves in I knew this was going to be a day to remember. We flew north along the M5 corridor to just south of Droitwich, then west towards and eventually over the Malvern hills before heading south towards the Severn Estuary. Then east over Gloucester and passed south of Staverton towards Up Hatherley where I was able to spot my house. A minute or so later we were back at Staverton and into a hover when Candia asked me to take control of the cyclic to try and maintain it - my efforts were not pretty. The whole experience left me wanting more, so I am sure I will be back soon.
Technical and flying information well presented and recievied. Looking forward to the next lesson
Excellent training flight with Candia who was both professional and informative. Can't wait for my next flight when funds allow. Used to fly with Heliflight at Halfpenny Green, still a welcoming company and well worth the trip to Gloucester. Fantastic setup and thanks to everyone.
Jason Saunders-Harding - posted 24th January 2017
I can't say whether it was value for money as I didn't pay as it was a 50th birthday surprise. What I can say is what an awesome and exhilarating experience. I've wanted to do this for years and I now I have. It was the best pressie. Our pilot was friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
The whole experience from walking in the door to leaving was amazing!!!!! Would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Thank you for an amazing time.
As a lover of aviation both simulated and real, I received a trial lesson as a present. I was greeted by John, who was very professional and has a clear passion and desire to share his interest with customers. My instructor Harry, then introduced himself and gave me a quick briefing, which not only enabled me to refresh my understanding and ask questions, but also enabled him to gauge the Ievel I was at and deliver the lesson accordingly. Harrys style of teaching was impeccable, and he went a long way to make me feel I was in control of the aircraft, taking time to boost my confidence and make a note of my successes too. After my flight John was more than happy to stand and chat about flying, there was no hurry to get us out of the door once we were done. The only issue I left Heliflight UK with is being unsure of how, as a university student, I'm going to fund my PPL (H), which I will certainly do with them!
Had a great day with the Heliflight team. Fab lady instructor who obviously had years of experience. Explained everything really well. The experience was a gift and I received a booklet with the flight/training day voucher - would highly recommend you read it before going if its your first time. Will definitely be going again.
We both enjoyed our flight in the R44 very much indeed. It was the highlight of our holiday and we are both still smiling now. I just wish I was young (and sharp) enough to gain my PPL (H)!
Best wishes Richard and Christine.
Ian Greenow - posted 20th Septmber 2016
Had a really fantastic day. My trial lesson helicopter flight was a birthday present from my lovely wife. It exceeded my expectations and everyone at Heliflight was great.
The weather was perfect and Candia was so professional and made the flight so interesting and enjoyable.
Many thanks for a great time.
My wife bought me this 45 minute flight as an anniversary present. It was amazing. The staff were very friendly and professional, and the weather was great. Totally different from fixed wing flying. If you want a great fun experience, then look no further. Thanks to all at Heliflight for a great experience.
Really enjoyed my helicopter flight with Candia. We first started with basic principles of helicopter controls in the classroom, before moving out to the helicopter.
We moved off the airfield, over my house in a nearby village and eventually I was able to handle the controls. Starting off with the cyclic, then the pedals and finally the collective. Hovering at 2000ft in the air seems easy enough, then after a good hour we return to the airfield to try some hovering.
I will be back to master the hover, its not so easy, more tuition needed! Everyone was charming, especially my instructor, saving my pocket money for helicopter lessons.
Viv Sheehy - posted 28th July 2016
This was one of the less costly flights Ive done, but one of the best. The staff and pilot were friendly and helped with photo's ( I was on my own). Flying a helicopter is completely unkile an a fixed wind aircraft, give it a go!!
The flight was fantastic. We will come again soon, far better than I thought it would be! I am still talking about it! Also recommended to all my friends on facebook. The experience was out of this world. Also thank you for the kind hospitality and your gift of the photograph and folder.
This was a birthday surprise from my husband and we took our 23yr old daughter along in the spare seat. Was a little apprehensive having never flown in a helicopter before but felt quite at ease and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Requested that we flew over our house, up to Worcester and then back over the Malvern's which we did, very smoothly. Can certainly recommend this as a lovely treat and hopefully would like to repeat it at some future point.
Claire Lewis - posted 15th April 2016
Absolutely brilliant fantastic experience. Highly recommend it to anyone. Relaxed atmosphere. Warm welcome for me and friends and family that came and watched. Candia is a brilliant pilot, explained everything then off we went. Explained the logics of how and what works. Got chance to fly and then the challenge of hovering at the end before we landed. Didn't want it to end, definitely would like to do it again. Very very happy.
This was a birthday present from my wife a half hour introductory helicopter flight on an R22. We arrived early, but due to unforeseen circumstances they were running slightly late, the ground crew made us feel welcome and told us a bit about the place. When the instructor arrived I spent a few minutes in an office being show the mechanics of helicopter flight along with a model helicopter so that when we took to the air I would know what did what. The Instructor was helpful and talkative both on the ground and in flight where I had the opportunity to fly the helicopter and later on practice hovering. As this was only the second time I had flown which the instructor was no aware of until I mentioned it as we were flying over Gloucester I felt completely at ease. This is something that I would like to try again perhaps a little longer than 30 minutes as time seemed to fly and I would go back to the same people.
Made to feel welcome and fully explained everything.
Really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend.
Really enjoyed the day. Even the rain didn't spoil the experience. Friendly staff. Put you at ease. Looking forward to my next lesson, very soon. A big thank you.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and all was handled very professionally. A briefing before boarding the aircraft followed by a full explanation of the controls once we were in situ. I was then able after take-off to handle each of the control systems individually before being allowed to take full control and actually fly it myself. I found that it took all my concentration to control it. I am full of admiration for professional Helicopter Pilots. It is no easy job. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and would recommend anyone to try it at Heliflight.
Pete CG- posted 15th June 2015.
An incredible experience with the fantastic team at Heliflight UK, I booked another immediately afterwards for my dad and will be joining them again myself in the near future.
Had my first helicopter lesson with Heliflight that my wife had bought me for my 50th. Candia was great she made me feel at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and can't wait to do it again, so thank you Heliflight!
Booked as a treat for my 60th birthday. We arrived and received a lovely welcome from John. There was a slight delay due to weather conditions which was unavoidable but we were kept occupied during the wait with a tour of the hanger and interesting information. We told Candia (our pilot) what we were most interested in seeing during our 45 min flight and she didn't disappoint. Although we were nervous to start with Candia quickly put us at ease prior to take off. We saw everything we wanted to see and more, took some great photos and can't wait to go again. Thank you Heliflight x.
Had a great day. Thank you to all and Candia was so calm.
15th Nov' was my first lesson in a rotorcraft, and I had expectations from fixed wing experience. All told, it was an amazing, tailored experience from clearly well seasoned professionals (6,500 hours, I believe). An absolute joy. My only lament being how I can afford to continue the training from a financial perspective. Put simply, the best, most informed fun I've had in a while. Candia is a credit to the firm; to be recommended!
Amazing afternoon yesterday for my husbands 40th birthday treat. We had a half hour flight to our house in Charfield and back with our 3year old son, finished off with a coffee at the Aviation Cafe watching planes and helicopters land and take off. Staff all lovely and friendly. Amazing sights, lovely photos, great memories. Thanks so much x
As a Golden Wedding Anniversary present from our children, we were given a 45/50mns helicopter flight from Gloucester airport down to South Glos. And over the area where we were born, attended school and our wedding church. It could not have been a better present on such a day. The flight route requested by our children was flown exactly as asked, and at only 1500ft, we were able to clearly see all the places that brought back many happy memories. The pilot talked to us about what we could see, was very friendly in sharing our special day and obviously an extremely experienced and competent helicopter pilot. Neither my wife or myself felt unsafe at any time and would recommend this flight experience to people of all ages - helicopter. Re value for money, our flight was a present and a super at that!!
David Robinson - posted 10th September 2014
My wife and family had an excellent pleasure flight with Heliflight. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and the pilot was very accommodating, flying over all the landmarks my wife had requested. Helicopter flights are undoubtedly expensive, and since this is a bit of a one-off, quite hard to judge against the competition (not that there is any locally), but it seems to have been well worth it.
I had the most fabulous time. A very professional pilot who made me feel 100% safe and comfortable as it was my first time in a helicopter! I left feeling....I want to go again!!!! Fantastic experience
I had a 45 minute trail flight for a birthday present. I came up from London so when it rained on the day of the flight I was slightly worried. I phoned and was able to re arrange the flight for the next morning - exceptional customer service!! On the day of the flight the pilot was extremely nice and patient giving me a full experience and actually letting me fly instead of always have hold of the controls. However he was always on hand if it got out of control. An excellent experience that was fully enjoyed!
Service second to none.
Our flight was cancelled on Saturday 19th July due to bad weather and low cloud but we were able to rearrange for the next day even though there was an Airfield Open Day.
Staff were very helpful and our Pilot was fantastic. The flight was very smooth!
We were able to fly over everywhere we wanted; family dwellings in Chepstow and Itton, the church we were married in at Itton. Carrying on up the Wye Valley over Tintern, The Anchor where we had our wedding reception and Tintern Abbey. Then to Monmouth and back to Gloucester Via Symonds Yat.
What an unforgettable treat and a great day out. Thanks to my children and their families for buying me the flight for my 60th birthday.
A huge Thank You to everyone involved at Heliflight UK Ltd, we would thoroughly recommend them to everyone.
Dave Williams - posted 18th July 2014Had a one hour taster lesson flying an R22 (a birthday present) and it was great! The instructor was excellent and very patient with my attempts at hovering. On top of that, the ground crew were very friendly and chatted away to my partner and showed her round the hangar while I was in the air, so she had a lovely time too. Highly recommend Heliflight!
Amazing experience, took my stepfather for his 75th birthday. Candia was terrific...even chased a steam train along the track so he could get great pics as he is a railway fanatic. It was is first time in a helicopter and it could not have been better. Would recommend these guys to anyone, a really professional outfit.
Thoroughly enjoyed my first flight, supported by an excellent instructor... Would definitely recommend.
Excellent experience and instruction. Loved it.
I was treated to a trial lesson for my 21st birthday. It was such an amazing experience, made even better by friendly staff and a brilliant pilot, Candia. I now have the flying-bug and want to go again! Thank you Heliflight for giving me the most memorable day.
This was one of the best birthday presents I've ever been given. I'm 50 (and I've never been in a helicopter before) and I now want to fly a helicopter properly. Despite rainy weather the lesson was a superb introduction to what could become a bit of an obsession. I am now squirrelling away money to save up for more. Maybe I'll even work towards my licence to fly one of these things properly; how cool would that be?!?Thanks to Candia and the crew for being so welcoming, putting me at my ease and reassuring me that helicopters don't just "fall out of the sky" but - contrary to urban myth - gently glide down to the ground in the event of loss of engine power: phew! Loved every minute of it
I booked the Helliflight for my Husbands birthday. May 31st 2004. The staff were friendly and informative. I would highly recommend as flying over Gloucester was a great experience.
This experience was a dream come true for me, to finally take the controls of a helicopter was at the top of my wish list for years. My instructor Stewart was great at explaining things, and put me at ease while letting me take control. I now know for sure that doing my PPL H is a priority, which of course will be done through Helifight. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to fly, or just go for a flight, contact Heliflight for a friendly and very professional service. Thanks very much again, David.
A great experience. I was expecting just a helicopter ride but ended up flying for a period of the time the dual control helicopter with excellent supervision. The pilot Candia was excellent as she explained the controls and supervised me carrying out several manoeuvres. The whole experience left me wanting to do it again.