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The Heavenly Half Hour - A Private 30 Minute Helicopter Tour of Brighton and the South Downs

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport to begin your aerial adventure. Meet your pilot and receive a safety briefing before jumping aboard your private Robinson R44 helicopter, then enjoy unrestricted views from the aircraft windows as you take off over Brighton.

    Set off along England’s south coast and pass over the coastal suburbs of Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea as you fly towards Brighton city center. Spot iconic landmarks like Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion and The Grand Hotel from your high vantage point, and listen as your pilot fills you in on the history of Brighton, one of England’s most famous seaside resorts.

    Continue east along the coast, passing dramatic white cliffs and the historic port of Newhaven, then swoop inland to soar over the patchwork countryside of the South Downs, England’s newest National Park. After passing the country town of Lewes, veer west back towards Brighton and soak up the lush scenery of the South Downs, with its rolling hills and sprawling vineyards, where some of England’s best sparkling wine is grown.

    Look out for landmarks like Ditchling Beacon and the Jack and Jill windmills on the return flight to the airport. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view of the famous chapel at Lancing College as you come in to land.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport
    Departure Time
    Tours available on the hour from 9am to 6pm every day of the week. Last flight is 1hr before sunset Nov-March.

    Flights are subject to weather minima and this may affect the start time of each tour. The operator will endeavor to contact you in advance if they believe delays or cancellations will occur.
    Duration
    30m
    Inclusions
    • Photo CD for the lead passenger.
    • Souvenir gift for each passenger.
    • Free parking at the hangar.
    Exclusions
    • Food and drink are not available at the hangar. There is a restaurant with licensed bar at the airfield's main terminal building.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking.
    • The helicopter has a maximum lift capacity. Parties with a total weight exceeding 45st (286kg) may not be able to be accommodated and have their booking rejected. The helicopter has a maximum seat weight of 22st (140kg).
    • Passengers with disabilities should advise the operator of their individual needs when booking to ensure they can be met.
    • Please contact the local operator for the preferred time slot after your booking.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I purchased this trip for our 40th Wedding Anniversary and we both loved it - wanted to stay in the air much longer. Had a brilliant trip along the coast to Bognor then around Arundel Castle and Amberley Castle before heading inland to Washington and Steyning then back to the
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    Response from HeliFly_UK, Owner at The Heavenly Half Hour - A Private 30 Minute Helicopter Tour of Brighton and the South Downs
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed the flight.
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    We had a lovely wedding anniversary and the guide told us everything about what we’ve seen. Absolutely worth it!
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    I recently turned 60 and a group of friends clubbed together to give me this fantastic 30 min trip. Harvey was our pilot/instructor & his professionalism and friendliness made our trip so memorable. I was blown away by this amazing ride. I've flown for BA for 24 years and
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    Response from HeliFly_UK, Owner at The Heavenly Half Hour - A Private 30 Minute Helicopter Tour of Brighton and the South Downs
    Responded 17 Aug 2019
    I've passed on your thanks to Harvey. Glad it was a special experience.
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    John Davies was brilliant as both a pilot and talking us through what we could see from up high. John was also extremely helpful and flexible when the weather wasn’t looking good for my dads birthday he kindly took us out the day before with only a few hours notice from me.
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    Response from HeliFly_UK, Owner at The Heavenly Half Hour - A Private 30 Minute Helicopter Tour of Brighton and the South Downs
    Responded 17 Aug 2019
    Thanks, I'm glad we were able to make the birthday a special one. Regards, John.
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    John Davies was a fantastic pilot and guide telling us about the area that we flew over. There were six of us in the party and managed to fit into the larger of the two helicopters available. It was a really fantastic experience. Our original flight was cancelled due to poor
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