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30 Minute Dambusters Helicopter Tour for One 1044150

4.5 out of 5 (based on 15 reviews)
£179
£149
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Location: Buxton - Derbyshire
For 1 person
Valid for 20 months
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Overview

It was 1943, the outcome of the Second World War was hanging in the balance, Britain desperately needed to deliver a critical blow to Nazi Germany's industrial heartland, Operation Chastise was born. Operation Chastise (widely known as the Dambusters Raid) was the daring sortie to attack the heavily defended Ruhr Dams, led by Guy Gibson 19 AVRO Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron took off from RAF Scampton carrying Barnes Wallis' famous bouncing bomb. Flying at just 60ft they had three targets, the Möhne, the Sorpe and the Eder dams. This amazing helicopter tour will take you through the very routes that those 19 crews used in their training for this incredible mission. Flying through the stunning beauty of the Peak District, over the historical splendour of Chatsworth House and past the magnificent Mam Tor rock formations, you will be astounded at the sights all around you. Then you will reach the Derwent Valley and Ladybower dam, where those brave crews practised and practised and practised in order that their vital mission might be successful. With your pilot pointing out landmarks and points of interest as well as giving you some of the history about the raids this promises to be a flight to remember.

What's included?
  • 30-minute helicopter tour of the Dambusters training flight route
  • Begin with an introduction and safety briefing with a fully qualified pilot
What do I need to know?
  • Your voucher is valid for one person
  • This experience is available on selected dates, March–November
  • Pre-booking is essential
  • Maximum weight: 18 stone
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Flights are weather dependant
  • Helicopter will be a Bell 206 Jet Ranger or similar
  • If your flight is cancelled due to extreme weather, your experience will be rebooked
  • You will be allowed to take photos and videos from the aircraft
  • There may be other participants on the experience with you
  • All dates are subject to availability

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Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (based on 15 reviews)
15 out of 15 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Amazing experience
01 August 2021
Wonderful views of Derbyshire landscape and surrounding area of the Chatsworth estate. Particularly enjoyed the commentary and fly over the Ladybower reservoir which was one of the major reasons for my wife booking the experience for me.
Mike
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Anniversay
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Well organised
30 May 2021
Good experience well organised
Rachel
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
I just love helicopters and this was amazing
24 May 2021
Safety was paramount, staff were friendly and approachable, pilot was amazing, helicopter a Bell Jet ranger fab! The trip was just superb! It made me appreciate what the Dambusters training was and how it was so difficult and dangerous! Views were spectacular! Recommend to anyone just do it!
Jimbo
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Best Gift Ever
23 November 2018
Amazing experience and the team did everything possible to make it a very special experience.
Rob
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Amazing experience
13 August 2018
Brilliant from start to finish. We were told to arrive an hour later because of rain forecast. When we arrived the weather was awful, heavy rain. Albeit we managed to take off and fly away from the rain. Absolutely amazing sights. Our pilot was very informative. Would recommend this experience.
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Fantastic flight
11 August 2018
A pleasure all round, amazing experience, friendly pilot, staff were great. Weather turned a little, worth a visit.
Coxy
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Thrilling experience
22 July 2018
Flight itself superb , pilot very engaging, ground staff lovely & helpful . Downside poor toilet facilities, no loo paper , soaking towel to dry hands ! These could easily be rectified. Otherwise smashing experience.
Marybeth
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Great flight over the Dams
17 May 2018
I had a great day in Derbyshire and the flight was very comfortable and views were fantastic , the dams and even over Chatsworth House. The pilot was excellent and I would recommend this to anyone as a great gift.
Paul
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Great experience
08 September 2017
Lovely flight over Chatsworth and Lady Bower Reservoir. Welcoming staff and knowledgeable pilot plus got good weather on the day. Would recommend this experience to anyone.
Hlib
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Just because!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Could have been better
21 August 2017
We had traveled over 3 hours for this experience, so when we arrived in good time it would have been nice to be offered a free tea/coffee. Instead a cream tea was offered for £5 each, which consisted of a cup of instant coffee in a paper cup and a pre-packed scone and fuzzy cream (jam was nice). The weather was coming in so we understood that the team were trying to pull people in early and it all seemed very hetic. As we were early I purchased a guaranteed front seat for £30! Which is apparently donated to the air ambulance, so that wasn't an issue. However, when my husband handed over the ticket clearly marked it was asked, next to the helicopter with all the noise of the blades, if anyone wanted the front seat and somebody else took it. So my husband ended up in the middle seat at the back of the helicopter - the worse seat instead of the best! When I complained I was given back my money but the experience was already lost. The experience lacked the communication/organisation/hospitality required to offer a 5 star experience.
Cliff
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
30 Minute Dambusters Helicopter Tour for One
£149