Chartering a helicopter for business or pleasure in Yorkshire and beyond into the rest of the UK and Europe is a remarkably straight forward process. While helicopter travel will always be a little more expensive that conventional travel, it can be very cost effective when used wisely. With the ultimate convenience of landing at, or close to, your destination, flying by helicopter can prove a very convenient and cost effective way to travel. We have options for both light charter for local leisure use and superior twin engine performance for reliable business travel throughout the British Isles and Europe.
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A Guide to Yorkshire Helicopter Charter
Our base in Yorkshire allows us to reach many areas of the UK in only a few hours often cutting your travel time in half. Flying above frustrating motorway traffic, competing with increasing rail fares, even beating scheduled airline flights once you take into account the fact that, by helicopter, you quite simply don’t need airports. Get in touch to see if our helicopter charter solution might prove a viable option for your travel needs.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions below to help you gain a fuller understanding of how we can help you to charter your helicopter and use it as a cost effective method of business transport, as an exhilarating way to enjoy holiday travel or to entertain friends or corporate guests.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The Number One question. A helicopter will almost always be more expensive than a car journey. When you begin to factor in the value of your time, the frustrations of public transport and airlines, plus the privacy you will enjoy in your own helicopter, it actually becomes quite attractive.
It is worth considering that flying in a straight line at anything up to 180 miles per hour, direct to your destination, a helicopter covers the ground very rapidly.
The actual price of a helicopter charter will vary depending on distance travelled, whether you want the helicopter to wait before your return journey, or whether we will be required to collect you another day. There are very few areas of the UK that are more than two hours away from Yorkshire by helicopter. Once you compare the cost per head of a helicopter charter with the cost of business class rail, or a long, slow and frustrating car journey, the benefits of helicopter travel become quite feasible.
Q. So can you land anywhere?
A. This depends on the type of helicopter being used. A light charter helicopter will need a relatively large, clear, open areas generally free of obstacles and away from heavily congested areas to approach, land and depart safely. A large twin engine aircraft can land in more congested environments. Safety is our priority and we fly in accordance with the regulations set out by EASA and the CAA. If we can’t land exactly at your final destination we are generally able to find a nearly location that is convenient.
Don’t worry about trying to work that out yourself. The best way to check that your destination is suitable will be to contact us with the location and we can quickly come back to you before booking. Many hotels, country houses and other venues are very helicopter friendly and we regularly deal with arranging permission to land at a wide variety of locations. That ultimate door to door convenience is probably the biggest appeal of helicopter travel.
Q. What about the weather?
A. We can supply a number of different helicopters some of which can fly in daylight conditions only. Others are approved for day, night, and poor weather conditions.
We closely monitor the weather and at any given time we are looking several days ahead. This means that we can generally warn you if a flight may not be practical some time in advance.
Q. What about licensing and regulations?
A. All pilots hold a Commercial Pilots Licence and are tested regularly. Most are also Flight Instructors with hours upon hours of experience. The single engine helicopters you will travel in are operated under Air Operators Certificate Number GB2257 (Northumbria Helicopters) while twin-engine VIP helicopters are operated by Atlas Helicopters AOC number GB2201.
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Twin-engine aircraft offer a reliable solution to helicopter transport compared with single engine helicopters. They are capable of day, night and poor weather operations as well as over-water travel. They also offer faster cruise speed, more space for passengers and luggage, and a higher level of comfort. Coupled with their ability to land in a wider variety of locations such as London Battersea Heliport, the twin engine helicopter is the perfect choice for an essential journey.