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31. 30 Minute Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of London for Two | Red Letter Days,
Board a Long Ranger or a Twin Squirrel helicopter for a sightseeing trip of our capital city. These special craft can travel straight up, backwards, sideways, or hang motionless. Following the Thames at 1,500 feet, relish a unique view of iconic buildings such as the O2 arena, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Whether these buildings are familiar or not, enjoy the experience of seeing London in a whole new way.

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32. Up at The O2 Climb Experience for Two,
Swap solid ground for city heights with a spot of urban mountaineering. Up at The O2 is a chance to scale the iconic O2 Arena and look out over Greenwich and beyond from a unique perspective. Get kitted out in a comfy climb suit, boots and harness, and watch a video as part of the safety briefing. Then begin the ascent, using the special walkway to climb ever higher, and ensuring safety by attaching the harness to the support rail. The friendly climb guides are there for support every step of the way. Reach the top of The O2 and survey the surroundings from a platform suspended 52 metres above ground level. Depending on the time slot chosen, witness the landscape in bright daylight, romantic sunset or glittering twilight). Don't forget a camera!

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33. Gorge Walking,
Get ready for natural rocks slides, thrilling 15 feet faith leaps and daring step-offs and jumps - just some of the exciting elements of a gorge walking experience taking place within the picturesque scenery of Tyne and Wear, just outside Newcastle. 'Ghyll scrambling', as it's also known, is a perfect way to kindle an exciting sense of adventure - walk along the path of the water, clamber over rocks and negotiate a way around stunning pools and breathtaking waterfalls, all safely under the watchful eyes of the accompanying experienced instructors. Make your way up the amazing Ashgill Beck gorge, with stunning natural pools along the way. This fun, adventure-filled experience awaits adventurous pairs of explorers - are you ready?

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34. Helicopter Flying Lesson at Silverstone | Red Letter Days,
Flying fanatics are sure to love this helicopter flying experience at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix. Enjoy two exciting passenger flights, plus a around seven minutes of hands-on flying time, all in a purpose-built training chopper. Kick off with a safety briefing and introduction to the controls, before hopping into the helicopter to get ready for lift-off. Take turns being passenger and pilot to experience the best of both worlds - sit back and soak in the view as the helicopter soars over Silverstone's iconic race track and personally take the reins for seven whole minutes, with the instructor on-hand to offer tips and tuition throughout. The ultimate introduction to the wonderful world of helicopter aviation!

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35. UK Wide 30 Minute Introductory Flying Lesson | Red Letter Days,
Since the early 20th Century when the first successful airplane took off, air travel has evolved dramatically. Now people everywhere jet off across the world for holidays while airplane experiences become an increasingly popular activity. Take to the skies with this fantastic 30 minute flying lesson and admire the stunning bird’s-eye views. An expert will provide a full safety briefing before teaching the basics in piloting a plane. Enjoy the chance to take the steering wheel and truly experience piloting first hand. Family and friends will be ready and waiting on solid ground after an unforgettable experience in the air.

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36. 20 Minute Tiger Moth or Vintage Biplane Flight | Red Letter Days,
Recreate the pure pleasure of vintage aviation with a vintage flying experience. After a short pre-flight briefing, don a Biggles-style flying jacket before climbing into the cockpit of a vintage De Havilland Tiger Moth or 1930s Stampe SV4. The Tiger Moth is the quintessential English biplane, with the Stampe being the Belgian equivalent. Feel the rush of the wind from the open cockpit and enjoy spectacular views as the pilot puts the plane through a series of exciting manoeuvres (subject to weather conditions and at the pilot's discretion). During the flight, take over controls and discover the sensation of flying first-hand. Back on terra firma, some venues even include a flight certificate to take home.

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37. Extended Microlight Flying in Nottinghamshire | Red Letter Days,
Hop aboard a nippy, lightweight microlight for a thrilling aerial adventure above the Nottinghamshire countryside. Begin with a briefing from a qualified instructor before boarding a dual-controlled flex-wing microlight for the flight. Based on the frame of a hang glider, this little craft is capable of surprising speed and manoeuvrability. During the flight, the instructor may even hand over the piloting duties so you can experience the microlight's amazing capabilities first-hand.

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38. Extended Microlighting in Devon | Red Letter Days,
Take to the skies in a speedy, feather light microlight for a sensational aerial experience. Start off with a concise briefing, before stepping into a dual-controlled microlight and ascending to the skies. This fixed wing microlight is akin to a conventional light aircraft, ensuring safety at altitude. Once airborne, enjoy the incredible velocity and agility of the nippy craft and take over the controls with an instructor offering tips and guidance every step of the way. This particular flight can count towards a Private Pilot Licence for anyone who wishes to take their flying further.

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39. Extended Microlight Flying - Multiple Locations | Red Letter Days,
A trip on one of these nippy, lightweight little microlights is about as close as it gets to being a bird. It's a thrilling experience which requires steady nerves and a head for heights! Start with a short briefing from a qualified instructor, before hopping into a dual-controlled microlight. There are two types of microlight: 'flex wing', based on the frame of a hang glider; or 'fixed wing', which is similar to a traditional light aircraft. Get immersed in the speed and manoeuvrability of this little craft, and during the flight, the instructor will hand over the controls. If you get a taste for it, the flying time can count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence.

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40. Flight Simulator Experiences | Red Letter Days,
Simulators offer the thrill of flight without leaving the ground. At Red Letter Days we have a vast range of simulator options to suit every high flyer. Choose to take off and land from a choice of popular airports, as if flying a commercial plane. There's even the chance to take the controls of a Eurofighter Typhoon Jet simulator - the closest thing to being a Top Gun pilot while still on the ground. Let your inner pilot fly!

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