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Dam Busters Sightseeing Helicopter Ride
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Take a journey through history with this 30-minute helicopter flight, visiting the practice locations used by the pilots who carried out the secret ‘Dam Busters’ mission in 1943.
Gain an understanding of the difficulty the crews faced in locating their targets as you fly over the numerous reservoirs and imagine their bravery in the dark. You’ll retrace their route past the twin dams, alongside the Ladybower and then the Derwent and Howden dams themselves.
You’ll also enjoy fabulous views of the beautiful countryside and the magnificent Chatsworth House. Don’t forget to take your camera for this thrilling helicopter flight, perfect for military enthusiasts or just those who appreciate a heroic story against a glorious backdrop.
- 30 minute flight
- Photo opportunities
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
What happens on the day?
Once you have arrived at the airfield, you will meet the ground crew who will give a safety briefing and inform all passengers of the proposed flight path. The helicopter seats six passengers so you may be sharing your experience with other sightseers.
Then it’s over to the launch pad to board and buckle up. You will fly along the 617 Squadron’s training route which leads down the Derwent Valley and over the Twin Dams. Upon completion of your flight you will land back at the airfield and be presented with a certificate.
- Minimum age: 6 (Under 16’s need to be accompanied by a paying adult)
- Maximum weight: 18 stone (please advise when making your booking if you are over 15 stone)
- You should not take part if you suffer from epilepsy, vertigo or are pregnant
- Those with disabilities are more than welcome to come along although we recommend you call to determine whether it will be fully suitable
- Spectators are welcome to wait at the airfield while you take your flight
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location
Flights take place once per month at weekends, from March to November, subject to availability.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow 45 minutes, the flight time is 30 minutes.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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