20 Minute Helicopter Tour of the Dorset Coast

A wonderful Driving Experiences Experience available in Christchurch, Dorset.

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Reach dizzying heights with this phenomenal helicopter tour, which carries flying enthusiasts over the sublime Dorset coast; a spectacular stretch of shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its outstanding natural beauty. Take to the skies with up to five other people in either a R44 or a Eurocopter EC120 helicopter. Both popular models due to their spaciousness and smooth flying prowess, they offer unrivalled comfort in which to take in the stunning scenery. With a friendly pilot on hand throughout the experience, it’s a great opportunity to brush up on your helicopter knowledge. Soar over Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth Beach, Sandbanks and Poole Harbour during this 20 minute aviation adventure.


Available at least one Sunday per month, all year round (subject to availability).


Helicopter flying is weather dependent, mainly due to wind speed and cloud cover. There will be a notification of any cancellations.

How long does the experience last?

The tour lasts up to 20 minutes from engines on to engines off. This includes warm-up, take-off and landing. Expect to be at the venue for one hour in total.

How many other people?

Share the flight with up to five other flying enthusiasts, including the pilot.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome to watch the take-off and landing. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.

What do I wear?

Please bear in mind that the cockpit can get quite warm and dress accordingly. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age is 2. If a car seat is required, that same seat should be brought along for the helicopter tour. Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult. Maximum weight is 18 stone. Maximum height is 6’6”.

Anything Else?

There is a coffee shop and picnic area on site for guests.

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