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Sightseeing Tours

From Manston or Rochester, these flights take in a tour of the local area. There are a range of different flights on offer showcasing the best of Kent’s countryside and coastline, castles, landmarks, towns and cities.
  • Helicopter sightseeing flight in a Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter
  • Choose from a 20, 30, 40 or 60 minute flight duration
  • You will form part of a group of up to 4 participants
  • Operated once a month from our bases at either Manston and Rochester
  • Exclusive flights also available

Flights from Rochester Airport

In use for aviation since 1934, Rochester Airport is well placed in North West Kent with easy access to the M2 and M25 motorways. We run sightseeing tours from Rochester generally on the last weekend of the month. Once you have your voucher, give us a ring and we will arrange the time and date that suits you. The flight will be in a shared aircraft and, although we will always endeavour to fly you on the route that you would prefer, we may need to follow the route decided by the pilot on the day.

  • See Kent’s maritime and industrial heritage
  • Take a tour of castles, historic houses and gardens
  • Take a bird’s eye view of the countryside and find out why Kent is known as the Garden of England
  • Marvel over modern Kent – See the QEII bridge carrying M25 traffic across the Thames Estuary or see one of Europe’s largest shopping centres - Bluewater from the air. Brands Hatch is always a popular destination and a great sight from the air.
A range of flights are available:

Brands Hatch – 20 Minutes
Giving you a birds eye view of the racing circuit, the route will fly over Rochester Castle and Cathedral, Brands Hatch and the Historic Dockyard at Chatham

QE2 Bridge and Bluewater – 30 Minutes
Take in numerous well-known sights including Rochester Castle and Cathedral, the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, M25 and the QE2 Bridge, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Eynsford Castle, Lullingstone Castle and Brands Hatch Race Circuit

Leeds Castle and Medway Coast – 30 Minutes
A North-West Kent tour taking in the major sights of the area including Rochester Castle and Cathedral, Cooling Castle, Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chilston Park, the world renowned Leeds Castle and the town of Maidstone.

National Trust and Kent Castle Tour – 60 Minutes
The South East has some of the most spectacular castles and houses in the country – this tour includes a bird’s eye view of some of the most beautiful - fly over the stunning Leeds Castle then over the National Trust favourites of Sissinghurst Castle, Bodium Castle, Bateman’s and Scotney Castle, then to the historic Hever Castle, Knowle House and Ightham Mote before returning to Rochester.

Kent Tour – 60 Minutes
A tour to take in some of the best and most iconic views of Kent. You will fly over Rochester Castle and Cathedral, the beautiful Leeds Castle, over the town of Ashford and on to pick up the coast at the famous Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne. You will then follow the coast to view Dover Castle, Docks and iconic White Cliffs. Keeping with the coast, you will fly as far as Walmer Castle, before turning inland to return via the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral and Historic Dockyard at Chatham.

Exclusive flights
Why not book the whole aircraft for an exclusive tour with your friends and family. Allowing up to 4 people, the tours run on the same days as the Sightseeing tours but the route can be tailored to your own wishes. We operate 30, 40 or 60 minute exclusive tours.

Prices from Rochester

Rochester - Garden of EnglandPrice Per SeatExclusive Price
20 Minute Sightseeing Flight£99.00-
30 Minute Sightseeing Flight£139.00£489.00
60 Minute Sightseeing Flight£275 £969.00
We will shortly be offering bookings and payment online.
Meanwhile, to book a tour please call us on 01843 823 067

Flights from Manston Airport

Although now closed to commercial traffic, Manston Airport has been an airport since the First World War. Located in North East Kent, we still work from Manston, operating from a purpose-built hangar on the north side of the airport. We run sightseeing tours from Manston generally on the first weekend of the month. Once you have your voucher, give us a ring and we will arrange the time and date that suits you. The flight will be in a shared aircraft and, although we will always endeavour to fly you on the route that you would prefer, we may need to follow the route decided by the pilot on the day.

  • See Kent’s fantastic eastern coastline
  • Take a tour flying over Dover Castle, the historic White Cliffs and port
  • Treat yourself to a bird’s eye view of the city of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral
  • View the delights of Whitstable, Herne Bay and the north Kent coast.
A range of flights are available:

Local Tour - 20 Minutes
See the delights of the coastline from Margate around to Pegwell Bay. Fly over the fantastic beaches including Botany Bay, Joss Bay and Viking Bay as well as the coastal towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate. If the time of year is right, maybe see the seals off the Goodwin Sands on your way back to Manston.

Dover Tour - 30 Minutes

A fantastic trip along the Kent coast flying over the Medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich, then following the coast south over Deal, Deal Castle, Walmer Castle, St Margaret’s Bay to the stunning White cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and Port before returning along back along the coast to Manston.

Whitstable and Canterbury Tour - 30 Minutes

Following the North Kent coast, past the historic twin towers and Roman fort at Reculver, flying over the picturesque seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable, before turning inland to take in the sights of Canterbury and the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral

Dover, Canterbury and Whitstable - 40 Minutes

Follow the Dover tour to the port before turning inland to follow the A2 along the edge of the beautiful Kent Downs to the historic city of Canterbury. Pick up the North Kent Coast on the way back to Manston and see the seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay and finally the historic Roman landmark of the Reculver Towers.

Kent Coastal Tour and Canterbury – 60 Minutes
Why not take the ultimate trip around Kent – following the Dover tour as far as the port then continuing along the coast to the stunning Battle of Britain memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone. After turning inland to fly over Ashford and the designer outlet village, your tour will take you over the magnificent Leeds Castle then back to Manston via the historic city of Canterbury with its stunning cathedral.

Exclusive flights
Why not book the whole aircraft for an exclusive tour with your friends and family. Allowing up to 4 people, the tours run from Manston on any day of the week. You can follow one of the sigheseeing routes or if you would prefer the route can be tailored to your own wishes. We operate 20, 30, 40 or 60 minute exclusive tours.

Prices from Manston

Manston - Kent CoastPrice Per SeatExclusive Price
20 Minute Sightseeing Flight£99.00-
30 Minute Sightseeing Flight£139.00£489.00
40 Minute Sightseeing Flight£189.00£659.00
60 Minute Sightseeing Flight£275 £969.00
We will shortly be offering bookings and payment online.
Meanwhile, to book a tour please call us on 01843 823 067

Charter Flights

Charter Flights allow your travel to be flexible thus enabling you to enjoy a trip tailored to your exact needs.
Helicopter hire can be personalised for many occasions including attending special events, whether it is a wedding, a sports event or a just a day out visiting family and friends. Why not save yourself time and avoid unnecessary stress when you have a business meeting or event that you need to attend. Impress visiting business colleagues with a charter flight over the local landmarks. The possibilities are endless……

We operate a stylish 5-seater Bell B206 JetRanger aircraft so one journey can take up to 4 people at a time. Our pilots are highly qualified, very experienced commercial pilots and instructors so will ensure that you have everything that you need for your comfort and safety during your flight.

For a quote, please feel free to ring or fill in the Charter Request Detail Form below.

Heli-Dining

How about a special treat with a flight to a local hotel for lunch or afternoon tea followed by a sightseeing flight back taking in the local sights.

Flights from Manston run on any day, Heli-Dining flights from Rochester take place on the last weekend of the month along with the sightseeing flights.