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

Dewi Williams

This was my first time in a helicopter and has been something I've wanted to do since I was a child. My pilot and instructor was Jim Hughes and he made my lesson so much more than i expected it to be, I didn't expect to get so much hands on flying on my first lesson but, I tried my best to listen and take on board what advice he gave me and he trusted me in return. I didn't take any photos as I was pilot for most of the lesson, Jim let me fly and was taking photos and selfies of us as we took in the amazing views. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I will definitely be going back.

Chris Camsell

My wife and I took a private flight for her birthday and the whole experience was amazing! We love our city and it was incredible to see it from the air, we even flew over our house! Our pilot James was great, as were the guys on the ground, very professional and good fun. I can't recommend these guys enough! Thank you for making my wife's birthday special!


Special thanks to Aneel for a great lesson. :) I'd definitely recommend Northumbria Helicopter lessons to friends.


What an amazing experience for me and especially my two kids who loved every minute of the flight, must have something to do with the perfectly smooth flight from a great pilot keep up the great flying 😉👍🏻

Ashleigh Gilderoy

Had a Newcastle city pleasure flight. Stunning views of the city and our pilot James Hughes was very friendly and informative. Would recommend this experience.

Helen Skinner

What an amazing experience! The staff at the venue were enthusiastic and friendly. Very clear safety briefing and instructions pre-flight. Captain James was very professional and welcoming. He pointed out local landmarks and tallked about his career as a pilot. This was my first flight in a helicopter but hopefully it wont be my last! I am going to book for my grandson as a Christmas gift. Cannot recommend this company and experience highly enough - everyone onboard had a fabulous time. Thank you.

Marianne Milton

I enjoyed my flight very much. My pilot was very friendly and thoroughly competent. I would like to book another flight in the future. Thank you James.

Sheila Fidler

We were so excited about the flight and were not disappointed, it was incredible. To see our area in detail from above was truly amazing. The helicopter seemed to go so slowly and we had time to look out for landmarks but were actually travelling at over 90 mph so covered a large area. Everyone was lovely, Sarah at check-in, the ground crew and James the pilot, were helpful, cheerful and made us feel special and important. Thank you.

Michael Richardson

I didn't really know what to expect but from the checking in process, the safety instructions, boarding process, to the flight itself were all top class so thanks to all and especially pilot Aneel who kept us informed throughout.

John Woodhall

Great 1hr lesson at Newcastle, instructor Kimble was a knowledgeable and experienced guy, who explained everything in a calm and professional manner. Everything ran smoothly and recommended to anyone who wants to do it.

Emma Jamieson

Really enjoyed it!

Graham Park

Una MacDermott had the flying lesson and thought it was fabulous.

Cheryl Nesbitt

Thank you so much had a brilliant time will definitely come back again.

Sean Donnelly

Had a 15 minute trial flight from Newcastle. Pilot explained everything and was really knowledgeable. Even had full control on first lesson. Highly recommend doing this, don’t think about it, just do it!

Anne-Marie Lawless

Wow! Kimball the pilot and the Newcastle crew were fab, efficient and fun. Richard and I had a fantastic helicopter flight experience with bubbly and chocs. We're planning a longer flight next time guys, you can't get rid of us that easily!! Thank You so much

Barbara Lindsay

Absolutely brilliant experience. Get the front seat if available, well worth it! Our pilot was great,


My daughter loved her 6 mile flight, Kimball was lovely and the flight was really smooth. Shame the weather changed but at least it was still good enough to fly. Thinking about booking a longer flight.

Suzanna Ternent

Booked for my daughter and mother’s birthday surprise. Was cancelled back in October however due to weather. Was actually pleased as the weather was beautiful and our pilot was also great. Was a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend. Will be booking for a longer flight some time in the future. 15 Minutes just wasn’t long enough. Thank you to everyone involved in making this a very special experience.

Toni McGuire

A helicopter flight has been on my bucket list for ages! And I loved it!! Being in the front seat was great, it wasn’t as bumpy as I thought it would be. Aneel was helpful and answered any questions, the ground crew were friendly and professional. I would love to take a longer flight and maybe even have a lesson.

Owen Greenwell

A great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the helicopter flight. I decided to check out the sights rather than take the controls too much!