Helicopter charter flight request


Helicopter hire & helicopter charter for the UK. Charter-A Ltd provides the largest helicopter charter fleet in the UK with helicopters positioned across the country, at private sites, small airports, and main international airports.


The Helicopter fleet is diverse with both single and twin-engine helicopters ranging in size from 3 to 8 seats. A dedicated helicopter charter team and expert in all aspects of helicopter travel within the UK can advise you on the correct helicopter for your given mission


When you need to travel in a hurry, Charter-A Ltd can provide you with the fastest way possible – helicopter hire. We have a large fleet of helicopters available for short-notice hire, so you can be sure that you’ll get to your destination quickly and safely. Whether you’re looking for a rental helicopter or need to charter one for an event, we offer 24-hour service and are confident that we can meet your needs. With our experienced team of pilots and engineers, we guarantee the highest safety standards when it comes to your travel needs.

Helicopter flights to events

Fly by Helicopter to events

We operate helicopter charters to events in the UK and France which include festivals, sports events, motor racing, horse racing, and shows. Flying by helicopter to these events, as you would expect saves you huge amounts of time and tends to put you right in the middle of the event without effort.

Popular events are Silverstone, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham, Glastonbury, Epsom Derby, Aintree, and Goodwood Festival of Speed to name but a few.

Event Helicopter

Helicopter Transfer services

Helicopter transfers between airports in UK cities such as London and Manchester save huge amounts of time. The nature of airports tends to be further away from cities, in the case of London, for example, landing at Luton can take up to one hour 30 in a car and just 15 minutes by helicopter to London Heliport in the centre of London. See, about helicopter transfers or call us at +44(0) 1737 823 733


R44 | EC120 | AS350 | AW119


AS355 | EC135 T| A109 Grand | Grand NEW |  AW139 VIP | AW169 VIP

Helicopter Operations room

UK Helicopter operations

We have helicopter bases positioned across the UK to make chartering a helicopter easy and cost-efficient. Some of these bases include Manchester, London, Biggin Hill, Luton, London Heliport, Shoreham, Elstree, Reading, Newquay, Bristol, Southend, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Silverstone, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Ascot, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Norwich, Liverpool, Blackpool, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and many others.

Contact helicopter flight operations for more information.

Commercial helicopter Pilot

Experienced Helicopter Pilots

Charter-A Ltd has a viable fleet of single and twin-engine helicopters positioned across the UK available to charter flown by multi-thousand-hour pilots and supported by the expert ground and admin staff we have a proven track record in providing helicopter charter sometimes for up to 250 people in multiple helicopters.

Read more about the helicopter charter fleet or call us directly at +44(0) 1737 823 733.

Insured Helicopters

Helicopter Safety

Our helicopter charter service is always focused primarily on your safety and the rules of helicopter operation within the UK. Weather can be a factor in this sometimes. Our pilots have strict parameters to adhere to ensure your flight is both safe and comfortable. The largest factor when operating a helicopter flight is both forward and vertical visibility. In general terms, we look for a could base of plus 500 feet above sea level and in built-up areas of plus 1000 feet with forwarding viability of 1 kilometre or more.

Single-engine helicopters are more affected by weather than twin-engine helicopters as twin-engine helicopters have many all-weather instruments that allow them to fly in foul weather conditions on instrumentation.

Helicopter Cabin

Single and twin-engine helicopters

A twin-engine Helicopter can go further than a single-engine in general with more payload. A Twin-engine Helicopter can also land in smaller spaces such as the London Battersea heliport.

Another big advantage of Twin-engine helicopters is that they can fly in adverse weather conditions because of additional instrumentation that allows for this. In the summer months, a single-engine has more days where it is able to fly and is ideal with light payloads over a relatively short run of up to an hour.

Helicopter Charter with Charter-a

Night Rated Helicopter charter

During the Autumn, Winter, and early Spring months, the day becomes shorter which means that if you use helicopters regularly you will have to use a helicopter that is able and legal to fly at night. Put simply you must be flying in a twin-engine, night-rated helicopter with a night-rated pilot to effectively complete flights within the UK at night in a helicopter.

These types of helicopters tend to be a little larger and more expensive per hour but they are also able to deal with the U Ks inevitably poor seasonal weather.