Whilst helicopter rides and tours are now widely regarded as being relatively common treats for people to indulge in (either for themselves or as gifts for others); hiring a helicopter for personal use is still seen by many as being the preserve of rock stars and treasure hunting icons from the 1980s.
The fact is helicopter hire is something which anyone can take advantage of as availability across the country is wider than ever and hire prices remain reassuringly affordable. Moreover, hiring a helicopter is easy to do as a there are plenty of companies operating out of local airports that will go out of their way to meet a client’s requirements and arrange everything on their behalf.
So why might someone need or want to hire a helicopter?
Well, the simple truth is there are lots of good reasons to hire a helicopter for the day, although the following examples are arguably the three most compelling:
Because travelling by air is supremely functional, hiring a helicopter is the ideal way to get to big events which are generally very difficult to reach by road. Without doubt, trying to get through the gridlock which invariably builds up around landmark concerts, important sporting events and popular music festivals can be a very tricky, not to mention highly stressful, experience. The thing is though, many of the UK’s bigger event venues are more than capable of accommodating helicopter flights; so why spend hours and hours in traffic when the opportunity to simply fly in a straight line and land a short distance away from the main event is so readily available?
Hiring a helicopter to get to a certain destination has become a very popular travel option for business people in recent times. As well as being a great way to get from a commercial airport to a business venue (and back again), travelling by helicopter instead of flying between cities can also be supremely beneficial for business travellers. Certainly, flying by helicopter can be a far more pleasant and convenient way to get from A to B than catching a normal flight at a major airport, more so when time is of the essence. After all, travelling by helicopter ensures business passengers can forget all about potential delays and tedious queues and instead look forward to enjoying a truly comfortable and stress-free trip with plenty of leg room!
It is fair to say that, unlike travelling by plane, flying in a helicopter still has an evocative sense of glamour and romance about it. Because of this, a helicopter is often seen as being the ideal mode of transport for loved-up individuals to whisk their partners (or potential partners) away somewhere special. It is easy to see why the helicopter has become very much the hire vehicle of choice for romantically-minded people as pushing the boat out in this way is guaranteed to make anyone feel like they are the luckiest and most appreciated person in the world.
About the author – Bo Heamyan blogs regularly about travel and transport issues and has written all about the merits of flying by helicopter for a number of leading industry websites, including CentralHelicopters.com.