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The Brighton Quickie - A Private 20 Minute Helicopter Tour of Brighton

HeliFly UK Ltd

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Celebrating Brighton's reputation for kiss-me-quick hats, saucy postcards and dirty weekends, the Brighton Quickie offers a personalized 20 minute flight experience round Brighton and Hove for up to 3 passengers in a modern Robinson R44 helicopter. This helicopter tour can be booked for any day of the week and your party will have sole use of the helicopter. This ensures that the lead member of the party gets the best seat next to the pilot, as well as being able to offer tweaks to the itinerary should there be specific things you want to see within the 20 minute flight time.

What You'll Get

Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport is an excellent airfield to start a scenic helicopter flight. The recently refurbished Main Terminal Building is an art deco treasure and takes visitors back to an era where flying was the height of sophistication. The views over the airfield are a photographers dream with the light aircraft in the foreground and the stunning backdrop of Lancing College's ornate chapel and rolling South Downs in the background.

After a short safety briefing your pilot will assist you in boarding the helicopter. On leaving the airfield the tour initially routes eastbound along the coastline taking in Shoreham-by-Sea's port area before reaching the residential areas of Hove and then Brighton. Your pilot will point out many of the iconic sights including Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion and The Grand Hotel.

On reaching Brighton Marina the tour turns inland away from the white chalk cliffs & Roedean School and crosses the rolling green countryside of the South Downs. The Amex Community Stadium (home to Brighton & Hove Football Club) and Sussex University mark the turning point to head west back towards Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport.

The approach to the airfield allows an excellent aerial view of the chapel at Lancing College before the helicopter hover taxys back to the hangar.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking.
  • The helicopter has a maximum lift capacity. Parties with a total weight exceeding 45st (286kg) may not be able to be accommodated and have their booking rejected. The helicopter has a maximum seat weight of 22st (140kg).
  • Passengers with disabilities should advise the operator of their individual needs when booking to ensure they can be met.
  • Please contact the local operator for the preferred time slot after your booking.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Free parking at the hangar.
  • Photo CD for the lead passenger.
  • Souvenir gift for each passenger.

  • Food and drink are not available at the hangar. There is a restaurant with licensed bar at the airfield's main terminal building.

Departure Point
Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport

Departure Time
Tours available on the hour from 9am to 6pm every day of the week. Last flight is 1hr before sunset Nov-March.

Flights are subject to weather minima and this may affect the start time of each tour. The operator will endeavor to contact you in advance if they believe delays or cancellations will occur.

20 minutes

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the HeliFly UK Ltd in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.