The Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury is widely regarded as the world’s premiere music festival. With sellout crowds every year getting to and from the festival site has become an epic journey by road or rail, often taking many hours.

Glastonbury Heliport provides the time poor or those who wish to avoid the “road woes” a fast route in and out of the event. Transfer times from Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport are around 1 hour with some stunning scenery en-route. On arrival land transport will take you via closed roads to the main event site.

Helicopter movements in and out of Glastonbury heliport are controlled using a slot system. These are allocated by the heliport operators on a first come first served basis. If you have specific times you wish to fly in / out then early booking is advisable.

With festival goers having to bring a rucksack or two for their stay at the event it is vital that you declare what you will be bringing on the enquiry form, otherwise there may not be space for it to be carried in the helicopter.

Charter Enquiry Form

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Helicopter Charters - Things to Note

To fully understand our helicopter charter offering we encourage you to read the details below.

Passenger Health
There are no special health requirements to fly in a helicopter. If your doctor would say you are fit enough to fly on a regular commercial airliner then you're fine to fly with us.
Please inform us of any passenger disabilities so can ensure they are taken into account when planning the charter. Please note that we are unable to carry wheel chairs in most helicopters.
Weight Restrictions
All helicopter have a maximum take off weight which must not be exceeded. To ensure this limit is not exceeded we will need accurate weights of each individual and also any baggage to be carried. Please let us have this info as soon as possible as it can have an effect on the helicopter / crew required.
Our helicopter charters are subject to the weather conditions. Low cloud, poor visibility or high winds can cause flights to be postponed or cancelled. Should there be doubts over the weather we will contact you as far in advance as possible to allow alternate transport plans to be put in place. But in all cases you need to have a plan B.
Most helicopter have limited stowage for hand luggage and larger baggage. If you are planning to carry baggage it is worth confirming that it can be accommodated in the aircraft before you make a booking.
Should your helicopter charter be cancelled you will receive a refund. This would normally be the full amount, but might be subject to some deductions if non-refundable deposits (such as landing slot allocations) have been paid to other parties to arrange the charter or if legs of the charter have been previously flown.
Charter Operator
Our helicopter charters are operated on Air Operators Certificate GB2055.