On the night of 16 May 1943 nineteen Lancasters from the specially formed 617 Squadron took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on a daring raid that was to take them deep into Germany. On the bombing run an exact height of 60 feet had to be held. To facilitate this two spotlights were fitted below the Lancaster so that the spots of light would coincide on the surface of the water when flying at precisely 60 feet.
You will be welcomed and briefed by one of our specialist team and given the opportunity to see and hear our modern helicopter at close quarters.
Then it's your turn; climbing gracefully to over 1,000 feet and accelerating to over 120 miles an hour, you will interact with the pilot via the headset (don't forget to listen out for air traffic on the radio!), swooping over the landscape and then settling gently back on the ground.
Cameras are positively encouraged - with an experience this exhilarating you will want to relive it as often as possible!
Each voucher entitles
to participate in this experience. The voucher is
transferable, which means that anyone can use it.
The voucher remains valid for bookings for 9 months from the date of purchase.
Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for
We recommend that you wear long sleeves and trousers and should avoid wearing a hat (helicopter downwash can be quite exciting!)
The pilot can control the internal temperature of the helicopter, although it can become quite warm on sunny days.
The helicopters carry between 3 and 6 people, so there will be other passengers on board.
Booking your event
We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event
at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important
for weekend events.