Edinburgh Helicopter Rides

Edinburgh Helicopter Rides

If you have been to Edinburgh, you will be fully aware that there is a lot to see and do there. From the beautiful Princes Street to the historic Royal Mile, there is certainly a wide variety. There are numerous quite traditional bars and pubs and far more exciting nightlife can be found


in the clubs down on Cow gate. There are also magnificent views to be taken in from Arthur's Seat. An option you may not have been aware of however is Edinburgh helicopter rides. Yes, it is possible to pay somebody to take you up into the air above Edinburgh and view the entire city from the seat of your very own helicopter. This is of course a pretty unusual activity and for the majority of people it will be something that they know nothing about, therefore I will now try to answer the questions that you probably have about Edinburgh helicopter rides.

Are Edinburgh helicopter rides expensive?

Edinburgh helicopter rides and in fact helicopter rides anywhere can be pretty expensive. I suppose that neither the aircraft nor an experienced pilot's time is ever going to be cheap, therefore companies offering a service that requires both needs to charge quite a bit in order to be profitable. On average, Edinburgh helicopter rides cost about two hundred and fifty dollars for half an hour but if you shop around a bit, you may be able to find them cheaper.

How long do Edinburgh helicopter rides last?

Though this of course varies on the company that you choose, the average helicopter ride will last between thirty to forty five minutes. This is easily enough for you to witness the entire city from high up in the air and pass over all of its famous landmarks multiple times.

Are there any special requirements?

The majority of companies will only allow passengers that are over the age of eighteen and if you happen to look a little bit young, identification will be required. There are no other requirements although of course alcohol consumption before or during is strictly forbidden.

Is the activity safe?

Any company that wishes to offer the service must comply with very strict safety policies. No matter what company you choose, you can rest assured that your pilot is both a professional and has lots of experience. There is also of course seatbelts and the pilot would of course be unwilling to take off if the weather deemed the trip hazardous. After all nobody enjoys turbulence on a day out.

So in conclusion, hopefully I have answered whatever questions you may have about Edinburgh helicopter rides. From personal experience, I can promise you that it is both an experience that you simply cannot regret splashing out on and one that leads to memories you will likely cherish for the rest of your life. I did a lot of things on my trip to Edinburgh but nothing compared to seeing the city from such a spectacular vantage point.