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Flight over the D-Day Landing beaches

helicopter ride

Flight over the D-Day Landing beaches

20 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, French
helicopter ride

Flight over the D-Day Landing beaches

helicopter ride

Flight over the D-Day Landing beaches

20 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

I invite you to a flight on board a gyrocopter. It looks like a helicopter with a glass cabin offering a panoramic view. The rotor is activated by the front wind and the gyrocopter is propulsed by a rear propeller. Its cruise speed is between 50km/h and 180km/h; It takes off like an aircraft and lands on very short distances. Turbulences are less felt than in an aircraft. It is equipped with 4 points safety belts, and noise reduction headsets. Pilot and passenger are seated in tandem mode. Weather permitting, I invite you to a panoramic flight over the D-Day Landing Beaches taking off from the airfield of Courseulles sur Mer. The 45mn flight will go west to overfly the coast, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial harbour, the battery guns at Longues, Port en Bessin, and will go back around the American military cemetery of Saint-Laurent. The return flight will overfly Bayeux, and the castles of Creully and Fontaine-Henri among others. If you book 2 consecutive experiences, we will be able to fly farther and overfly the Pointe du Hoc site, and turn back over Sainte-Mère Eglise.

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Learn more about Michel

Michel

I do pilot light aircraft in France and in the USA since the age of 15. SInce 2013, I have launched discovery flights with a gyrocopter in the Alps. Everyear, I spend the month of July in the region of Courseulles (Normandy) and I fly over from the Alps to do discovery flights in the region of the D-Day landing beaches. The added value of the gyrocopter is that it brings panoramic views at a very reasonable speed, and can land on small airfileds like the Courseulles airfiled.

What's included

Equipment
Advanced noise reduction headsets facilitating the discussion with the pilot and the listening of Air Traffic Control.

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Where you'll be

On our way forward, flight over the D-Day landing beaches, over the remains of the Arromanches artificial harbour, over the Battery guns of Longues, over Port en Bessin, around the US military cemetery of Saint-Laurent. On our return flight, flight over Norman castles , over Bayeux and over the Caen region. With 2 consecutive experiences we can extend the first flight to Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and fly over Sainte-Mère Eglise before returning.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Minimum 10 years old. Minors need to bring a parental authorisation. Max Size : 6'4" , Max weight : 198lbs Only one passenger (2 seater) Flights available only in July

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Flight over the D-Day Landing beaches
20 reviews
£90/person
20 reviews
£90/person