Enjoy a thirty minute aerial adventure of unobstructed views with a helicopter pleasure flight over the Shropshire countryside – perfect for those seeking adrenaline combined with stunning landscapes. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and briefed by one of Whizzard Helicopters’ specialist flight crew. Once you are safely strapped into your seat, the helicopter will take off from Welshpool. Your flight begins by following the longest river in Britain – the River Severn. As it snakes north, you’ll cross the English border and see the vast Shropshire plains unfold beneath you. Flying further on, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the rolling hills of Wales on the left, Cannock Chase and the Midlands to the east and on a clear day, you can see the Pennines and Liverpool to the north.Looping the prominent Rodney’s Pillar, you’ll swing past the disused RAF Montford Bridge, used to train Spitfire pilots in the Second World War.You will have a bird’s eye view of the Shuts and Passages – a unique maze of narrow alleys which criss-cross the town centre, the Shropshire Hills and Powys Castle, all overlooking the beautiful Severn Valley before landing back at Welshpool. Don’t forget to take your camera, so you can you can re-live the experience with friends and family and show off your fantastic photographs.
The minimum age is 2 years old, anyone under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. This may not be suitable if you are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy, fits, severe head injuries, recurrent fainting, high blood pressure, or heart conditions. The maximum weight is 107kg (17st). There is no previous flying experience necessary.