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Sussex History Tour

See Sussex's historic landmarks both modern and ancient from the air on this inspirational helicopter tour. From Iron Age hill settlements to Medieval castles, from second world war fortifications to royal palaces, from chalk figures to ancient trading routes - this tour encompasses them all. This flight costs £477 and carries up to three passengers.

Unlike our experience flights the Sussex History Tour can be taken any day of the week giving you the chance to avoid the weekends and experience Shoreham Airport when it is less hectic. It also allows you to choose a birthday or anniversary rather than just a weekend close to it.

Shoreham Airfield is arguably the best airfield in the UK to start a flight experience. The stunning views of the coastline, the piers on the Brighton seafront, the white cliffs, the rolling Sussex Downs - all make Shoreham Airfield head and shoulders above many other windswept airfields often in the middle of endless farmland at the back end of nowhere.

And your experience is not over once your helicopter lands. Shoreham Airport's art deco main terminal building takes you back to the days when flying was the height of sophistication. If you want a special meal then there are various fine restaurants in Shoreham-by-Sea (a short walk from the airfield) as well as the stylish Hummingbird Cafe at the main terminal building.

The lead member of the group will be presented with a souvenir photo CD containing professionally taken high resolution photos of Brighton and the Sussex countryside. This ensures that everyone can sit back and enjoy the trip safe in the knowledge that you've already got some stunning photos to show your friends and family. 

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PLEASE NOTE: When booking a tour you are booking the helicopter for your own private use (not just a seat on a flight with others). If your party does not fill the aircraft the cost of the tour does not change as it is based on the running cost of the helicopter, not the number of seats occupied.

  • We wanted to treat our 8-year-old to a helicopter trip and his feedback was that it was his best day ever! We initially had an issue as the police had closed the airspace due to the recent air crash tragedy but John was extremely flexible and advised that rather than waiting for the go ahead, we should go and spend the day in Brighton (we had originally planned to do this after our trip) and that he would call me once the airfield was open again and that we needn't rush back as he would wait and fit in around us.
    The trip itself was great. John was very knowledgeable of the points of interest, pointing out the various landmarks (Arundel castle etc.) and gave our son the choice of a slow or sharp turn when we had to turn to make our return trip. A sharp turn was chosen and as soon as John carried out the turn, our son immediately asked that he do another "epic turn" :)
    I would highly recommend that if you haven't been in a helicopter that you visit Helifly and go and explore the south of England coastline from 1200ft :)
    Steve P
    TripAdvisor
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  • Flight Facts +

    Price:
    £477 inc VAT
    Available:
    7 days a week during daylight hours (subject to availability and airfield operating hours).
    Passengers:
    Up to 3 passengers can travel.  Weight limits apply.
    Duration:
    You should allow an hour and a quarter for the entire experience, of which around 45 minutes is spent in the helicopter.
    Weather:
    Weather minima apply. Should we need to postpone the flight due to adverse weather you will be offered an alternate date or refund.
  • Flight Itinerary +

    This flight departs Shoreham Airport and heads east along the seafront passing Brighton & Hove. It continues along the coast past Newhaven, Seaford Bay and Seaford Head before reaching Cuckmerehaven and turning inland.

    Reaching the edge of the South Downs the flight passes The Long Man of Wilmington heading west towards Lewis. Following the line of the South Downs the flight passes many country houses, historic monuments and stunning scenery before reaching Amberley Castle where it truns south following the Arun valley to the beautiful town of Arundel with its iconic castle.

    Continuing south the flight reaches the coast Littlehampton and then continues eastbound back to the airfield.

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