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

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!

Slvia Chisholm

Me and my wife had a lovely experience with you very nice pilot we have passed it round to our family amazing time thank you so much and will look forward to seeing you soon thank you I have photo s and video will try and send them cheers for the experience.

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.