Sunday 9 December 2012 1.44pm
There seem to now be more helicopters flying round the Shard and the Tower Bridge area. I've seen and heard one yesterday and today. (Its wasnt the red shiny one doing the filming).
Are these commercial sight seeing trips? Any ideas how they are regulated? There seem to be more and more and each one makes my windows vibrate and ruins a quiet day.
I did across the below:
"London Helicopter Tour
Seeing London from the air gives a unique and memorable view of our Capital City. There is no better way to see the River Thames and Central London than from a helicopter, giving a spectacular panoramic view of the London skyline and many of our national landmarks. Whilst the route on the day of your flight will be subject to instructions from London Air Traffic Control, you will see many familiar sites from an unfamiliar angle, such as The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, The London Eye
, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, St Paulís Cathedral, the O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, the Olympic Village and the new Shard Tower. Whichever route we are instructed to fly, you are sure of a memorable flight!
Flights are conducted from Denham Aerodrome, just 5 minutes from the M25 / M40 intersection, on specific dates throughout the year, and take approximately 40 minutes. Your personalised flight voucher is valid for nine months from the date of issue. When you, or the lucky recipient, receive the voucher all you need to do is contact us to check availability and reserve your seat!"