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Hields Aviation

Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
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About Hields Aviation
We have over 25 years experience of flying guests in our helicopters across North Yorkshire and further afield. Operating from our base at Sherburn Airfield, we are within a very short flying distance of some majestic views including York Minster, The North Yorkshire Moors National Park, The Yorkshire Coastline, The Yorkshire Dales and other landmarks such as some of the beautiful country houses and Abbeys of this area. Our Robinson helicopters offer a panoramic view from below waist level to the roof. Your flight will take place either from the co-pilots seat or the two rear seats. This means that everyone has a great view, with the rears seats facing forwards in a similar arrangement to a family car, with great views all around. Family bookings are a great way to enjoy a view of Yorkshire from the air and we can accommodate three people at a time in our helicopters. If you're wondering what it's like to pilot a helicopter, you can even book a trial flight and take the controls of our Robinson helicopters alongside our professional instructor pilots.
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Alex M wrote a review Oct 2020
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The experience was the best and the owners made a great effort to make it the best. I would advise anyone looking for this type of experience to give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Karl wrote a review Aug 2020
Riccall, United Kingdom4 contributions
I booked a helicopter flight with Hields Aviation as a surprise Birthday treat for my partner. Firstly I’d like to say a very Big Thank You to Sam in the office who organised it even though I rang the day before and then due to difficulties had to do the same the following week. She was so helpful and it seemed nothing was too much trouble. I was slightly worried if I’d done the right thing as my partner is nervous of flying in planes so I didn’t actually tell her what was happening until we arrived at the nice little Aerodrome in Sherburn. After her initial shock of seeing the helicopter, she actually sat in the co-pilot seat which surprised me. I’d had a word with Barry, our pilot who was such a nice friendly guy and he said he would take it nice and easy and also fly over our village as well. We set off and Barry’s flying was brilliant and so professional. True to his word, it was so smooth that within minutes I couldn’t believe my partner was actually enjoying it… no…not just enjoying it… she was absolutely loving it. The views were amazing and sure enough Barry did pass over our house in Riccall and gave us plenty of time for a fantastic view of the village. When we landed we both wanted to do it all over again and I’ve a feeling we will be returning again soon as I’ve now had 3 days of hearing how it was “the best present ever”. Highly recommended whether you're looking for something different as a gift for someone or just as an amazing experience for yourself if you’ve never been in a helicopter before.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JoHolmes wrote a review Sep 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom75 contributions18 helpful votes
I had a wonderful time with Hields Aviation at Sherburn Aero Club last weekend. Myself and my son had a 15 min flight around the airfield on a beautiful day. Barry the pilot was really patient and gradually showed me each of the controls, letting me have a go with each one. After a few attempts I managed to control the helicopter in a hover for a short while. All customer service interactions with Sam both ahead of and during the experience were great. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Hields again for another experience, maybe this time to explore some parts of Yorkshire.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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67mags99 wrote a review Jun 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a really great time here! Everyone, staff and pilots alike, were so friendly and welcoming; they chatted to us about what we wanted from the experience- I wanted to have a go at the controls and my friend Maggie wanted to look down at the landscape and look for crop marks. Barry, our pilot, first taught me the theory of the controls using a whiteboard and model while Maggie made friends with little Minnie, the gorgeous hound. Then we went out and met the real thing. We flew to York and back. Take off and landing were exciting, flying low over the airfield. We had fabulous views of River Ouse, York Marina, York Minster, the racecourse and the university. Barry trusted me with the controls for couple spells to try to hold it straight and level - not the same thing I discovered. I also held the controls lightly as he flew - dual controls obviously! - to get a feel for it. Nearly back to base and only 8ft from the ground, I tried to hold the helicopter in a hover. Very difficult, no margin for error there! but Barry took back control in a second. What a memorable experience for my birthday! It was all I’d hoped, and it was exciting but not the least scary. If I was 30 years younger I’d take this up!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from HieldsAviation, Owner at Hields Aviation
Responded Jun 3, 2019
Hi Christine, Lovely to meet you both on Saturday and we are so pleased you both enjoyed your flight experience!! We look forward to meeting you both again in the future. Sam & the Hields Aviation Team
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Ann wrote a review May 2019
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Just to say thank you for the helicopter flights yesterday. We really enjoyed the flying and we learned a lot about helicopters. Please pass on our thank to Barry our pilot he was brilliant. Regards Ian & Ann
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Date of experience: May 2019
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