In a nutshell

Where is it?
The pleasure flights take off from Durham Tees Valley airport.

Length of experience
Your flight will last for a full 30, 60 or 90 minutes depending on which package you book. You will need to allow additional time beforehand to meet your captain and run through a safety briefing.

What you need to know
Please note that all persons flying will need to bring valid photo identification for security – either photocard driving licence or passport. Children under 16 years of age may use their original birth certificate.

The maximum combined weight limit for up to 3 passengers is 40 stone (560 lbs).

There are certain restrictions that prevent flying, these are; icy conditions, high winds, low visibility and low cloud base. However, if your flight is cancelled due to the weather it will be re-booked at a later date.

Flying whilst pregnant after 28 weeks is not permitted due to the difficulty in manoeuvring into / out of the aircraft.

For women wanting to fly between 24-28 weeks, they will need to bring a letter from their GP or Midwife advising that they are having a healthy pregnancy and that they are happy for them to undertake this type of activity.

How much will it cost?
Pleasure flight experience cost from £95 for a 30 minute flight, £179 for a 60 minute flight and £240 for a 90 minute for up to 3 three people.

How to redeeem your voucher
Your e-voucher or gift box voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please call 0800 772 0825.

The small print
Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Pleasure Flight Experience

£95.00 FOR UP TO 3 PEOPLE

See Yorkshire from the air on this fantastic sightseeing pleasure flight experience from Durham Tees Valley airport. Up to three people can travel in the plane making this the perfect family gift.

Where can you go?

30 minutes – Middlesbrough, including the Riverside Stadium and the Transporter Bridge, Durham City, including the Cathedral, Barnard Castle, Stokesley and Roseberry Topping, Guisborough and Saltburn.

60 minutes – North York Moors, Derwent Reservoir, Newcastle Tyne Bridges, South Shields, Sunderland, Lady of the North  (Northumberlandia), Harrogate, Helmsley, Ripon, Thirsk, Whitby & York.

90 minutes – You can take in most of Yorkshire including the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors on a 90 minute flight.

These are just ideas! If you have a flight in mind that you’d love to take you can arrange it with your pilot on the day.

What to expect:

  • Your tour begins with a warm welcome and complimentary cold or hot drinks.
  • Meet your Captain who will talk to you about the route and the local weather conditions.
  • He’ll show you the plan on an interactive iPad, so you know all the best features to look out for.   During the flight, the aircrat position will be displayed so you can see exactly where you are!
  • Walk out to the aircraft and after a short safety brief you’ll be on your way.
  • Depart South towards Northallerton, passing Thirsk on your right, the Cleveland Hills and Sutton Bank on your left.
  • Have your camera ready to get shots of York, including the Minster, the train station, and river.
  • Your Captain will then fly you north toward Helmsley and over the Cleveland Hills passing Roseberry Topping and the Billsdale TV Mast.
  • Head North towards Yarm before landing back at Durham Tees Valley Airport.
  • Rejoin friends and family back at our offices for a further complimentary drink.
  • Flight time approximately 50 minutes
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GIFT RECIPIENT DETAILS

Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND THE VOUCHER?


GIFT RECIPIENT DETAILS

Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND THE VOUCHER?


GIFT RECIPIENT DETAILS

Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND THE VOUCHER?

Pleasure Flight Experience

The Pleasure Flight Experience is offered by Scenic Air Tours North East – a pleasure flight company operating out of Durham Tees Valley airport which is near Darlington.

Husband and wife team Chris and Tracy pride themselves on giving you the best possible pleasure flight experience. The couple plan all pleasure flight routes carefully therefore ensuring you enjoy every minute of your flying experience.

Scenic Air Tours North East operate under the CAA Training Organisation DTO 004. The company conduct their flights to the same industry standards as major airlines because your safety is their highest priority.

We also feature a 50 minute pleasure flight to York Minster from the same company.