Helicopter Rides Ireland

Helicopter Rides Ireland

If you are looking to do something interesting during an upcoming trip to Ireland, why not try Ireland helicopter rides. Though it is certainly not the cheapest thing that you can do in the


country, it is sure to be one of the most memorable aspects of your trip and there are many places in Ireland that really do look spectacular from one thousand feet in the air. If you think that Ireland helicopter rides may indeed be something that you might want to try, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the activity.

How much are Ireland helicopter rides?

Being Ireland, they are of course not cheap. A five minute trip will often cost at least seventy five dollars which I admit is pretty shocking. If you take a longer ride, the price per minute drops considerably however with a thirty minute ride costing around two hundred and fifty dollars. While this is still expensive, I can personally guarantee that your first ride on a helicopter will be something that you remember for ever and in this country you could easily spend the same amount of money eating out in a restaurant.

Where can I find Ireland helicopter rides?

Ireland helicopter rides can be found nationwide. There are numerous companies offering the service, the majority of which will allow you to take off from any airport in the country as well as numerous other locations. The best place to find them is where you are reading this article, online. In my opinion, one of the best places to go is the Giants Causeway which I can personally say looks spectacular from onboard a helicopter.

Are Ireland helicopter rides safe?

For some reason, the mention of aircraft always seems to fill people with the same irrational fear about crashing. Any company that wishes to offer helicopter rides in Ireland needs to comply with rigorous safety procedures including multiple checks of the aircraft before take off. You are guaranteed that your pilot will be a professional with adequate experience and as turbulence doesn't exactly lead to repeat business you can also be very confident that he will only take off during suitable weather conditions.

Are there any restrictions?

There are usually weight restrictions. Generally passengers have to weigh less than eighteen stone. A lot of companies also require passengers to be a minimum age and this age varies considerably. Information about each company's specific restrictions can usually be found on their websites. It should also go without saying that alcohol consumption before or during the flight is strictly prohibited.

So in conclusion, if you want to visit Ireland and really do something that you will never forget, then I reckon a helicopter ride is your best option. Ireland has some truly spectacular areas and there is no better way to experience them then from the unique aerial perspective that only a helicopter can offer.