Customer Testimonials

Here at Northumbria Helicopters, we receive a lot of positive feedback from our Trial Flight experience customers. So, if you're still not sure about coming to Northumbria Helicopters, why not read the testimonials below to hear about the fantastic experience our past customers have had with us?

Also, if you have recently taken a trial flight or pleasure flight with us, we'd love to hear from you about your experience. Simply fill in this form and we will get your comment added to the list of testimonials.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Malcolm Irving

The trial flight was great. Lots of hands on experience flying over my local area. Got to have experience of a practice engine failure and hovering around the airfield.

Elaine Henderson

Absolutely loved the flight as did my dad. It was his birthday present and lived up to both our expectations. Want to do it all over again. My favourite parts definitely when you bank the helicopter to one side and when you just seemed swish the helicopter round before we came into land. All the crew we met were friendly and helpful. Thank you for making our trip so memorable a big thumps up from my dad and myself

Alan Simpson

This was bought as a 50th present for me and it was an experience in a life time . Checked in ok and had the option to pay £20.00 extra to sit in the front which I paid to secure better visibility during the flight . 15 minutes goes so fast but the views and feelings from the movement of the helicopter is worth every penny. After the safety talk we waited until the helicopter landed and previous passengers got out then photos were taken of us standing beside it. The person in front also has another photo whilst wearing the headset. Soon after clearance we took off and toured Newcastle and Gateshead with good facts from the pilot who was very friendly. The landing was brilliant and mobile phones cameras etc are allowed during take off and landing . Not allowed when boarding though as full attention is needed for safety and the blades are running all the time . The downside but not important are the photos when we landed. I had the option if 2 as I sat in the front but costing £10.00 per photo was a bit too much especially after paying £20.00 to secure my seat . Took plenty photos and videos which have been posted on YouTube. Helicopter flight from Newcastle airport Will fly again with this company . Thank you .

Tom Sowerby

Flight was great but maybe could have been longer. Only criticism is that since receiving this as a gift early this year you have consistently e mailed the guy who bought us the gift so we have never been able to talk to you directly.

Michael Smith

Had a great time last weekend. The experience was well-organised and very safety conscious. Captain Aneel Nana was very good - friendly and welcoming. Though my flight was only brief I got what I wanted which was to fly in a helicopter. I would consider taking a longer flight next time, just to look around Newcastle. The front seat was, I think, worth the little extra money. Sitting there and looking through the 'bubble' was not a scary as I thought it might be. All-in-all an enjoyable experience.


Amazing present for my Dad and his partner to celebrate his 70th birthday. Only thing now is she wants lessons! Thank you for a magical experience.

Chloe Forster

Brilliant loved every minute of it defo do it again.

Angela Forster

A must - So amazing!

Alan Wells

This was my first helicopter flight and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The flight was smooth and the pilot was very informative which made the whole experience one I will remember for a very long time.

Alan Clayton

Been on my bucket list for a long time, very friendly people, Josh who booked me in and made me a coffee was very friendly. My Pilot and instructor Anil was knowledgeable and gave clear and concise instructions ( ok 50% went straight out of the other ear ) I was able to take control of the helicopter for a while under very good guidance. A great memory!

Alex House

Booked an hour taster lesson for my birthday after having wanted it for so long; it did not disappoint! Everything was broken down into component parts & explained exactly as much as I needed it to be. Neil had given me full control within the first 5 minutes in the air - I'm not sure what I was expecting but having control that quickly was incredibly satisfying. It was an intense, exciting challenge and I was grinning from the moment we powered up to the moment we touched back down. Thanks very much for everything - looking forward to continuing my lessons at Northumbria Helicopters.

June Douglass

The flight was over far too quickly

David Nicholson

An amazing flying experience with an amazing pilot could not have been any better


Really great flight and pleasant captain.

Crystal Lee

This was a present for my daughters 40th Birthday, she loved it, we had an amazing time, we will do this again sometime, but will do the longer flight, Fab friendly pilot, great staff, highly recommend Northumbria Helicopters

Leslie Baker

Enjoyed so much looking forward to another longer flight

Allison Gargett

Fab flight over too quickly would love to do again

J P Milburn

Had a really great helicopter flight with Northumbria Helicopters, excellent staff very warm welcome. Trevor my instructor was very knowledgeable and gave great tuition. Explaining helicopter flight including speed and height control, I flew, climbed and bank turned the helicopter. Also tried to hover at the end of the flight. Great day, great flight thoroughly enjoyable morning / experience.

David Worsfold

Just returned from my helicopter flying lesson with Northumbria Helicopters at Newcastle Airport. What a fantastic experience! I loved every minute of it. I was not expecting to take control of the helicopter so quickly. Within 5 or 6 minutes into the flight I had full control. I absolutely loved it. Thank you Claire Louise Worsfold for booking it for me and thanks to Aneel the pilot, a great guy. Thank you for an amazing experience.

Paul Etherington

I just wanted to express my gratitude for an amazing time during my trial lesson, from the moment I arrived I was made to feel relaxed and comfortable including a great cup of tea from Joshua, then the flight with Aneel was just breathtaking. Taking the controls was amazing as I now have a much deeper understanding of how a helicopter functions and an infinitely deeper respect for the pilots. Thank you so much again for an amazing experience!