Pleasure Flights offer a scenic flight over the fantastic Yorkshire countryside onboard our Bell 206 LongRanger helicopter. Climbing to 1500 feet and flying at 120 mph it’s the perfect way to appreciate Yorkshire’s rolling Dales and iconic landmarks. The perfect gift for all ages, you are able to purchase individual seats on our six passenger seat Bell 206 LongRanger which offers great visibility for all passengers and is one of the safest helicopters models in the world.
Our Pleasure Flights normally take place on the first and third Sunday of each month and run throughout the year, there is something different to be seen in each season – autumnal colours, spring greenery, summer days and snowy winter scenes, Yorkshire is great any time of the year. However, to ensure the flight is a complete pleasure we don’t fly if the weather isn’t going to match the occasion, our experienced Pilots and Operation Staff are well versed in what makes the experience truly memorable, if you’re unlucky enough to have poor weather on the day of the flight we will just rearrange it to a another of our dates to suit you.
We offer three different flight durations and routes, with further details of these below and if there is a group of six we offer a discount for the 30 minute flight.
The 10 minute pleasure flight routes out towards Pool in Wharfedale and then on to the fantastic Harewood House, passing the Emmerdale Village on the way.
After passing Harewood we continue towards Wyke and turn for Eccup Reservoir and head passed Goldenacre Park before turning at Otley Chevin and completing your trip at Leeds Heliport.
The 20 minute pleasure flight initially routes overhead Pool and towards Almscliffe Cragg before turning for Menwith Hill and the Nidd Valley. Passing Darley and Thornthwaite we head for Thruscross Reservoir to pick up the Washburn Valley.
We then fly down the fantastic Washburn Valley with its four reservoirs, forested banks and the river Washburn. Views across Denton Moor to the right and Norwood Edge to the left, a truly amazing part of Yorkshire.
After the Washburn Valley we fly towards Pool completing your trip at Leeds Heliport.
The 30 minute pleasure flight initially routes overhead Pool and towards Almscliffe Cragg before turning for Menwith Hill and the Nidd Valley. We then pass to the North of Menwith Hill up into the Yorkshire Dales.
With views of Greenhow Hill and its spectacular quarry, we pass Grimwith Reservoir and onto Hebden. We then follow the amazing River Wharfe over Burnsall and Appletreewick down to Barden, passed the fantastic Bolton Abbey estate to Ilkley.
From Ilkley your flight continues East bound overhead Burley, Otley and Pool completing your trip at Leeds Heliport.