Fancy taking to the skies at Sunderland International Airshow? Visitors will be offered the chance to ride in a helicopter

Helicopters run by Northumbria Helicopter Flight Experiences will be taking visitors up at Sunderland International Airshow.
Helicopters run by Northumbria Helicopter Flight Experiences will be taking visitors up at Sunderland International Airshow.
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Families will enjoy a high old time as they are offered the chance to take helicopter rides at this year’s Sunderland International Airshow.

The experience will be laid on by Sunderland Live for the first time.

Visitors will be able to take the opportunity to marvel at the landscape and North Sea as the pilot introduces them to horizons they never knew existed, a fantastic chance to enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled tour of the sky.

Laura Kemp, business development manager at Sunderland Live, said: “We’re always looking to introduce new things to the event and the helicopter experiences are a real exciting opportunity for the hundreds of thousands of visitors we welcome to Sunderland International Airshow every year”

Working in partnership with Northumbria Helicopters, organisers are offering thrill seeking event goers the opportunity to purchase their flights in advance. Flights will take off from Monkwearmouth School, just a 15 minute walk from the main event site.

Packages are priced at £39 for a five mile flight, whilst those looking for a longer experience can opt for or a 10 mile experience for just £75.

Claire Jobling, managing director at Northumbria Helicopter Flight Experiences, added: “We’re delighted to have been invited to be part of Sunderland International Airshow.

“As a North East based company it fantastic to be given the opportunity to be involved in the most significant aviation event in the region.”

Tickets for Sunderland International Airshow Helicopter Flight Experiences are on sale now via the Sunderland Live website www.sunderlandlive.co.uk/airshow.