The Famous Original Dam Busters Helicopter Pleasure
In March 1943, the Lancaster
crews of 617 Squadron began training for a top secret mission. Based
at Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Squadrons training was conducted
along the Derwent Valley in the Derbyshire countryside West of Sheffield.
The mission was the Dam Busters raid on the Ruhr Valley.
Dragon Helicopters famous Dam Busters
pleasure flights offer the opportunity to fly along 617 Squadrons
training route down the Derwent Valley and over the twin dams, and provide fabulous views of the beautiful
Peak District countryside. Duration is approximately half-an-hour.
Since the closure of Sheffield City Airport, flights start and finish
at the Moorlands pub at Owler Bar – download directions here.
are flown in a Bell 206 Long Ranger which accommodates six passengers
and usually take place on Sundays, with occasional Saturdays.
Dates for 2013: Sunday 17th March, Saturday 27th April, Sunday 12th May, Saturday 1st June, Sunday 28th July, Saturday 24th August, Sunday 22nd September, Saturday 26th October.