Relive the actions of the daring RAF squadron 617 with this 30 minute flight that takes you on a tour of the practice locations used by the famous pilots who carried out the secret 'Dam Busters' mission on the Ruhr Valley in Germany, during the Spring of 1943. Take a flight through history as you thunder through the skies in your helicopter, reaching heights of 1,500 feet on your 45 mile trip. Gain an understanding of the difficulty the crews faced in locating their targets as you fly over the numerous reservoirs and imagine their bravery in the dark. You will retrace their route past the twin dams, alongside the Ladybower and then the Derwent and Howden dams themselves. It's not all bare knuckle though as you'll also enjoy fabulous views of the beautiful countryside and the magnificent stately home, Chatsworth House. Don't forget to take your camera for this thrilling helicopter flight, perfect for military enthusiasts or just those who appreciate a heroic story against a glorious backdrop.
Need to Know
Once you have arrived at the airfield, you will meet the ground crew who will give a safety briefing and inform all passengers of the proposed flight path. The helicopter seats six passengers so you may be sharing your experience with other sightseers. Then it's over to the launch pad to board and buckle up. You will fly along the 617 Squadron's training route which leads down the Derwent Valley and over the Twin Dams. Upon completion of your flight you will land back at the airfield and be presented with a certificate.