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Adrenaline Seekers Take To Helicopters in 2022

25 January 2023

Adrenaline Seekers Take To Helicopters in 2022
  • New data reveals that helicopter packages became the most popular flying experience last year
  • No room for Maverick's on the airstrip as the top five products were all helicopter themed
  • Data reveals that more Brits took up the challenge of learning to fly a helicopter with total bookings totaling 12%

Our booking data for 2022 shows that Brits' love for choppers took off last year with helicopter flying experiences dominating our top 5 bookings of last year here at FlyDays.

Our latest release of booking numbers showed that the country had lost that loving feeling for planes, during a year which was dominated by Top Gun's popularity on the screens, with the most popular package booked overall being our Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson for One, building on its popularity in 2021.

The experience provides customers with the chance to take the controls of a helicopter while under the careful guidance and supervision of an onboard instructor during three separate short flights.

Dan Jones, Operations Manager at says: "Flying a helicopter is a unique experience that not many can claim they have done before. With more people seeking new ways to get their thrills in this modern age, it doesn't surprise me to see the figures rising for this experience."

With flying lessons coming in at number one, the other four top spots were held by helicopter experiences that provide customers with an opportunity to see various cities and landmarks across the country from a different perspective.

And thrill-seekers no longer need to break the bank to take part in these experiences, with three of the top five packages coming in at under £80!

The budget beating Blue Skies Experience for One or For Two people, both get hearts pounding as a pilot takes customers through the sky in a jet powered helicopter, while pointing out various sights. Flights over the UK's capital with the City of London Helicopter Tour for Two also proved popular in 2022 with it seeing a rise in bookings compared to 2021.

Dan Jones, continued: "Helicopter packages have been slowly increasing in popularity over the past few years, and it doesn't surprise me to see them now dominating our 2022 best seller list and knocking planes off the top of the perch."

Browse and book from our complete selection of Flying Experiences on the FlyDays website today, available to purchase through our open Gift Vouchers.

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