Monday 23rd March: COVID-19 Update
We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the hangar doors at Polar Helicopters.
We have not taken this decision lightly but have done so with the wellbeing and safety of staff as well as the best interest of our customers in mind.
Anyone with current bookings over the next few months will automatically have their vouchers extended and we will contact you to rebook once flights resume. During this period there will be no enforcement of voucher validity, and these will be extended for as long as required with no additional charge to enable passengers to fly on future dates.
We will be monitoring emails and phone calls so if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us. We will issue further messages and updates as time progresses and the picture becomes clearer.
We would like to thank all of our students and customers for their understanding and support during these difficult times!
See you soon from us all at Polar.
Welcome to Polar Helicopters, Manston, Kent
- An exceptional standard of Pilot Training in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- A range of fantastic value Trial Lessons where you actually fly a helicopter yourself - a driving lesson in the sky!
- A selection of exhilarating Sightseeing Flights and Heli-Dining venues for the ultimate in sightseeing and fine dining
- The opportunity to Charter a Custom Flight for a Private, Wedding or Corporate Charter
Introductory Flights, Gift & Vouchers
We are open seven days a week and offer a wide range of Introductory Pleasure Flights. We offer Gift Vouchers for most of these, and you can also buy someone the experience of a Trial Lesson, giving them the opportunity to actually fly a helicopter! Whilst a Trial Flight is the first stage for those looking to train as a pilot, they are also great once in a lifetime gifts!
If you would prefer, you can buy a voucher for a Sightseeing Tour to allow them to be flown around the local sights in style. For the ultimate voucher gift, we have Heli-Dining options - we will fly up to 4 guests to a Kent or Sussex hotel for lunch or afternoon tea, and then fly you back to Manston afterwards. We’ll arrange everything for you; just choose your location and turn up at Manston.
If you have tickets for a Sporting Event or Day Out, why not enquire to see if we can fly you to your venue with a personalised Charter Flight?
If you are planning your Wedding, why not let us fly you in ultimate style to your Wedding Service or Reception Celebrations with a Wedding Charter Flight.
You also have the option to buy a small Helicopter Gift - perhaps to accompany a voucher. Please have a look at our extensive range.
We are able to offer flexible solutions to suit many different needs – give us a call to see if we can help.
Private & Commercial Training
Open, 7 days a week, Polar Helicopters is an approved CAA Flight Training Organisation with excellent facilities, a dedicated and experienced team of qualified instructors, and our own in-house examiner.
For those who would like to learn to fly a helicopter, we can offer training for your Private Pilot's Licence and Commercial Pilot’s Licences as well as Type Ratings. And if you are completely new to helicopters, you can get your hands on the controls with a Trial Flight that will count towards your qualifying flight hours should you decide to continue training for your PPL(H)
If you already have a licence then we can offer Self Fly Hire as well as refresher training and Check flights.
We are able to offer flexible solutions to suit many different needs – give us a call to see if we can help
Have a go at our helicopter puzzle below. The small picture to the left of this text shows you what it should look like.