Departure Point: Turweston Aerodrome
Flight Time: 30 Minutes
Max Weight: 17st per person
This is a private flight which you can take any time subject to availability, and is for up to four passengers.
Grand Places and Grand Prix – your helicopter pleasure flight will begin at Turweston aerodrome and take in some of the grandest houses in the country, Stowe school, Castle Ashby House, Althorp Estate and a birds eye view of the world famous Silverstone race circuit home to the Formula One British Grand Prix before landing back at Turweston.
Stowe school opened in 1923 and is based in Stowe House formerly the seat country of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos. The gardens and part of the extensive park are owned by the National Trust. The house we see today we completely rebuilt in the late 17th century and has been host to British and foreign aristocrats and royalty as well as two future US presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and the third presidents.
Former students of Stowe School or Old Stoics as they are referred to include Sir Richard Branson, actors David Niven and Henry Cavill of Superman fame, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Christopher Robin Milne, son of A. A. Milne, along the many numerous politicians, diplomats, athletes, actors, musicians and Aristocrats.
The Silverstone circuit is on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943, look closely and you can still see the three runways from this time. The British Grand Prix was first hosted here in 1948.
Castle Ashby House is the seat of the Marquess of Northampton and building of the present house started in 1573. It has been visited by many Monarchs including Elizabeth I who visited the house in 1600, King james I in 1605 and William III in 1695. Although the house is not open to the public the garden and grounds are.
Althorp House has been in the Spencer Family for more than 500 years and was the home of Diana, Princess of Wales and now her final resting place.