Derbyshire remains as popular as ever with tourists visiting the UK. Home to large portions of the Peak District National Park as well as numerous quaint country pubs, there is plenty to keep visitors occupied.
Like any place that is popular with tourists, there are numerous companies in Derbyshire offering leisure activities. If you're trying to decide which to experience then I fully recommend Derbyshire helicopter rides. If like the majority of people, you have never taken a helicopter ride before, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the activity.
How much are Derbyshire helicopter rides?
Sadly much like everything else in the UK, Derbyshire helicopter rides are not exactly what you would call cheap. Though slight savings can be achieved by shopping around a little bit, you can generally expect to pay around two hundred and fifty dollars for a thirty minute flight. While there is of course cheaper things that can be done in the area, you could easily spend the same amount in the pub for two nights. And unlike going to the pub, a helicopter ride in this beautiful country is likely to be something that you will remember fondly for years to come.
What can be seen during Derbyshire helicopter rides?
It would require pretty poor planning by the management of companies that offer this service not to cater to the needs of tourists. Therefore the majority of such companies provide pre planned routes that take in all the most important sights in Derbyshire and many fly through the Peak District National Park, one of the most beautiful areas in the county. As such it is possible for to view everything worth seeing in the county within a short thirty minute ride and not only that, you will be able to see everything from fifteen hundred feet in the air, offering the type of sight seeing that you are unlikely to ever forget
Are there any restrictions?
Though the exact restrictions vary from company to company, it is pretty common that passengers over eighteen stone cannot fly. The reason for this is that helicopters usually need to be filled in such a way that weight is distributed evenly. Another requirement is that passengers need to be over a certain age. This requirement is not placed on passengers by all companies and when it is placed the exact age varies widely. It is best to check with the specific company that you want to reserve a seat with. A restriction that all companies place on passengers should be obvious, alcohol consumption before or after take off is strictly forbidden.
Are Derbyshire helicopter rides safe?
Helicopter rides are generally safer than car rides. Endless safety precautions are required by law to be followed so you can rest assured that the aircraft will be checked thoroughly before take off. The pilot will definitely be a professional with more than enough experience and because turbulence rarely leads to repeat business, if the weather seems off, the helicopter will not take off.
So in conclusion, hopefully you have found in this article all the information that is required to decide if helicopter rides are for you. I do not think that there is a better way to experience this beautiful region of the UK.