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

Carol Gardiner

Ian, our pilot, was very informative and friendly. He asked us if there was anything in specific we would like to see during our flight. He explained how high and how quickly we were flying and pointed out key features of our wonderful landscape. I captured Cirencester's amphitheatre and the Parish Church of St John the Baptist. I was very pleased to see that we still have lots of green pastures left….at present! Ian manoeuvred the helicopter with ease, precision and professionalism. Three out of the four of us had never flown in a helicopter before and they were buzzing with the thrill of it. Ian made it all the much better as we had a good laugh and banter with him. Thank you Ian 👏👍.

Allison Gargett

Fab flight over too quickly would love to do again

Philip Kirkland

Captain Jason, thank you so much for a brilliant afternoon flight and a glimpse of Newcastle. From the warm welcome, simple check-in, reassuring safety brief and the helpfulness of all, we certainly had a great time with you. For me, having retired from the Metro after 50 years, it was a real thrill to fly over our new train depot at South Gosforth (see pic)...it looks fabulous. We purchased our souvenir photos which were a lovely touch too. The flight was a present from our children and grandchildren, but I think we will be back with you for another flight soon. Oh, and thanks for arranging the good weather on the day! Would recommend this activity and the operators to all my friends out there. Take care, see you soon. Phil and Karen.


It was an amazing pilot, flight and the adventure was fantastic!

Mike H

Fantastic flight in helicopter G-LONE with Captain Dan Wieringa.

Christine Reidy

Fantastic time at Henstridge Airfield , staff on the ground were professional and gave clear safe instructions at all times . Our Captain was amazing talked about the helicopter pointed out places of interest on the flight and was totally engaging with the passengers . Really impressed and would love to do it again

Robin Hammond

Captain Sam was a great host and walked us through the flight plan thoroughly. The flight was great as we had fantastic weather. Full commentary, pointing out landmarks that look different from above. I would recommend this experience to anyone.

Michael Royce Smith

what a fantastic experience and fully recommend it to anyone else, ian was a very good pilot and spoke to us as a long lost friend and his commentaray over london was brilliant thank you once again for a once in a lifetime experience

Paul Manning

What an amazing experience, the pilot was very informative and such a nice man. We were lucky with a clear day and had great views of London.

Peter John Gent

Great day, blue sky's. A venture worth it's weight in gold. Already mentioned to my friends that it was a great experience seeing London (River Thames) and south London from thousands of feet in the air. With a good commentary from our pilot

Susan Toal

This was an amazing trip for me and my parents who are in their 90s! Weather and visibility made for a perfect flight but with Ian as pilot, who is passionate about flying, it made for the most memorable experience

Roger Gould

Thank you for an amazing adventure


The helicopter buzz flight itself was a true adventure. Soaring over picturesque landscapes and iconic landmarks was a dream come true. The pilot's expertise and commentary added depth to the journey, making it not only visually stunning but also informative. From the moment I arrived at the heliport, I was greeted with warm smiles and professionalism. The staff went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and answered all my questions, making me feel at ease This helicopter buzz flight was an experience of a lifetime. It left me with incredible memories and a newfound appreciation for helicopter aviation. I can't recommend it enough to anyone seeking a thrilling adventure and a fresh perspective.

Adam Hall

This was the first time I had ever been at the controls of any aircraft, including a helicopter. With the help of the excellent instructor pilot, it was an excellent and enjoyable experience. Numerous aspects of flying the helicopter were tried, banking turns are great fun. At the end we tried hovering and this was described as the most challenging manoeuvre - no kidding. The bit that threw me was pushing on the left pedal would spin the helicopter to the left instead of the right (which my brain was subconsciously expecting, from all my skiing perhaps?) so that made things interesting. But that's also good, as that ended the day with a clear challenge yet to overcome... I came away with a great photo as well which was a nice bonus. Highly recommended.

Raymond Baker

Thank you so much for such an amazing flight from Henstridge Airfield. I was a little worried that I was going to be late as there was some confusion with where exactly at Henstridge Airfield to go. All became clear and the process of checking in, the safety briefing and boarding the aircraft was Seamless. The ground staff were very professional and treated me with care. Thank you Captain Jules Fellows, for your comments on the local landmarks and amazing flight.

Rob Foster-Aspinall

Thank you to all the team on the day you were brilliant! Full of enthusiasm and informative! For those worried about flying, don’t be! The pilot guides you through the flight and is exceptionally smooth!

Michael Tanner

Exceeded expectations and wished it could have lasted longer. Would recommend anyone to give it a go.

Dave Cozens

Very professionally run, and an amazing experience. The whole family enjoyed the flight and would love to do it all again.

Mr. Robert Foster-Aspinall

Such a great experience! Thank you to the whole team who were superb, friendly and informed us all the way on what to expect. For those worried about flying, don’t be, the Pilot was exceptional and made the flight very smooth and talks you through what’s happening through out. Thanks guys will definitely booking another experience soon!

Scott MacDonald

I booked a helicopter flight for my wife months ago as a surprise and we both loved every second of our trip - the whole team involved were very friendly, enthusiastic and professional putting us and the other guests at ease and ensured that we had a memorable flight and we are looking forward to trying it again in future!