South West Flying Lessons and Experiences
One of the warmest places in all the British Isles, and a frequent destination for holidaymakers once the summer months arrive - helped in part, no doubt, by being surrounded by coastline - the South West of England is an incredibly popular area of the country.
There’s always something new to discover, over its range of beaches, two National Parks and four UNESCO World Heritage sites on offer. Not to mention it being the home of Cornish pasties, cream teas, and quaint chocolate box villages.
And at FlyDays, we believe there’s no better way to enjoy taking in this area of the UK’s many landmarks and sights, than from our range of flying lessons and experiences we have available.
Beautiful Ballooning in the South West
With rolling hillsides that are the location for some instantly recognisable landmarks like Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, or the famous Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, that meet rugged cliffs such as the Jurassic Coast overlooking the English Channel, the views that the South West offers are unlike any other in the world.
Our range of Hot Air Balloon Rides therefore, surely has to be one of the most relaxing ways to see them all? Running annually from April to October - so well timed for when the UK is in British Summer Time - some of our Balloon packages are even available for two to enjoy.
So who knows? At the same time you visit for a short romantic break to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion, you can also book to go skywards on a beautiful warm summer’s morning or evening, with a glass of something bubbly to toast the flight with afterwards.
Taking Control on a Helicopter in the South West
Helicopters can fly just about anywhere, in any direction possible. So it’s little wonder that many people have it on their bucket list to learn to fly. Our Insight to Becoming a Helicopter Pilot for One package is thus the perfect introduction to learning to take control of a chopper in the South West.
Fancy letting a qualified pilot do all the hard work whilst thousands of feet up in the air? We can arrange that too, as you explore Devon, Avon, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire across our range of Helicopter Ride packages.
For example, the stunning St Ives Bay in Cornwall provides the perfect backdrop for a scenic helicopter tour. It has been voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world, so what better way to see it than from the air?
As well as being a great way to see the sights from a new perspective, a helicopter experience is also a fantastic adrenalin rush. Fly along rugged coastlines, over pristine beaches and charming villages, while taking photographs to remember your amazing trip.
Where Can I Take a Flying Experience from in the South West?
Covering seven counties in all, it will come as no surprise to learn that the range of locations and venues you can book to fly from in the South West are endless. Cornwall and Devon are easily explorable by the air from both Bodmin Airfield and Eaglescott Airfield respectively.
Perhaps you’re more closer to where the South West borders with the West Midlands? Gloucestershire Airport is thus ideally located between the historic city of Gloucester to the west and the Royal Spa town of Cheltenham to the east, meaning you can cover two regions of the UK from the air in one experience.
Booking Your South West Flying Day or Experience
All of our flying experiences and lessons packages you see listed above for the South West are regularly updated with new availability from our suppliers here at FlyDays. We’re in constant communication with them to ensure we’ve got the most up to the minute dates for you, any of which you can book onto directly with our Events calendars.
Want to give a loved one a special surprise no matter what the occasion may call for? Our open gift vouchers are a fantastic gift idea, whether it’s a special Christmas treat, a Valentine’s Day present or even a holiday activity. It’s sure to create special memories you’ll all look back on fondly for years to come.