City of London By Helicopter
Experience the major landmarks of London by helicopter as you’ve never seen them before, on this exhilarating doors-off aerial photography adventure.
Flying in twin-engine helicopters with superbly knowledgeable pilots, you will soar over London by helicopter, along the River Thames photographing icons such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, the Square Mile, O2 Arena, Canary Wharf and the extraordinary glass tower of The Shard.
The Mission05 pilots have extensive experience of working with photography and film clients, so know how to get into the right place at the right time to ensure you get the best possible images. These inspiring views of London by helicopter will be experienced with the wind blowing fresh on your face as you feel the thrill of flying with the helicopter doors off; an opportunity that few get to experience.
The Ultimate Experience
The adventure begins in the quintessentially British countryside at the 5* Coworth Park Hotel. Delight in an afternoon tea for 2, before a full briefing session and your first practice flight over the countryside for 1 person. With your professional team to support, your test run will assist in getting comfortable with aerial photography techniques, leaning out of the helicopter with the doors off. This is your preparation for the main event, a later flight over the city.
With a touchdown at Redhill’s Arena Aviation HQ, a download and debrief of your imagery will enable you to ensure your experience over London is picture perfect. Constructive feedback will guide you and your pilot to tweak the experience as necessary and get the most out of your shots. Take off before sunset and marvel at the city in its finest hour, the main event London by helicopter with the doors-off, before returning back to the hotel for a luxury stay for 2.
It’s a unique experience above one of the world’s greatest cities, and you will come back with images that will blow your friends and peers away.
DepartureCoworth Park, Ascot
Departure TimeApril - October
IncludedCity of London By Helicopter
Afternoon Tea & Hotel Briefing
Your experience begins at the idyllic and luxury 5* Coworth Park country manor house. You shall be welcomed by your host on arrival, seamlessly checked-in to a room personally allocated to you as their VIP guest.
Cosy up to the fireplace and divulge into the delights of an award winning afternoon tea for 2. Embrace the calm of this quintessentially British Dorchester Hotel, before embarking on an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon of photography, education and amazement.
Once you have settled in, you will meet your Mission05 representative and be introduced to your Phase One camera gear, which you can use throughout the experience.
Take One - Get Some Practice
This initial flight is designed to put you at ease before your main course over London, with the doors off. With photography production professionals, you shall embark on a rare opportunity to soar the skies in this unique expedition in a way that is not permitted for regular tourists.
Departing Coworth Park, head south with experienced pilot and expedition guides, flying high over the British countryside with the doors off. Over the next hour, you will have a chance to become acquainted with your Mission05 guide and Phase One camera equipment, before landing at the Redhill Aerodrome.
Take Two - Aviation Grounds
The time spent at Redhill Aerodrome will take you behind the scenes on a unique journey, backstage the aviation headquarters. Here, you will have an opportunity to be amazed by the broadcaster helicopters, the equipment and the Mission05 crew in a relaxed setting.
Officially meet your pilot team, and take the time to download & debrief your image bank from Take ONE: The practice flight, as your expedition leader offers first-class photography feedback before the main event; a doors-off aerial shoot over London city.
Take Three - The London Shoot
Using PODAS camera technology, it is time for your afternoon training to be put to good use, on an epic expedition shoot over the landmarks of London.
Embark on a 10 minute flight into London City, doors-closed. As the sun begins to set over London, your canvas changes ready for your doors-off shoot. 1 hour flying time shall offer the exhilaration intended by your Mission05 photographic leader, perfecting the images for all your have learned throughout the day. Return to Coworth Park hotel for your image download and debrief before enjoying your well-earned luxury stay.
Coworth Park, Ascot
Coworth Park, Ascot
History of Redhill Aerodrome
Redhill TodayAviation Activities – Redhill has a range of commercial aviation activities; these range from helicopter and fixed wing charter services to flying training and aircraft maintenance. The aerodrome is also home to a number of private aircraft whose owners base them at Redhill because it provides a convenient location for both business and leisure purposes. The Aerodrome is also provides a base for the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service. In 2009 the aerodrome handled 42,975 aircraft movements of which 18,632 movements were of helicopters. Commercial Activities – some 26 companies and organisations are based at Redhill Aerodrome and over 50% of these companies are related directly to aviation. Details on these companies can be found on the Airfield Business page.
Coworth Park, Ascot
Rural Detox with Heli-pad
The highly acclaimed 5* Coworth Park offers contemporary indulgence and eco-friendly elegance within a grand Georgian Manor setting. The late 18th Century property is surrounded by 250 acres of privately owned parkland and homes polo grounds, an award-winning spa, michelin-starred restaurant, stables and luxurious accommodation for the esteemed clientele. Located in between Ascot and Windsor, Coworth Park's heli-pad is ideally located as a base for our Mission05 doors-off photography expedition over London City.
Considered some of the most beautiful luxury properties in the world, The Dorchester Collection celebrates classic perfection throughout its portfolio. Through this, Coworth Park offers an exclusive rural retreat; one that epitomises quintessential British living.
Founder and creator of Mission05 is awe-inspiring photographer, intrepid traveler and marketer of 30 years, PETE WEBB, Merci Visual. Named one of Europe’s leading lifestyle & adventure artists, Pete‘s style originally emerged from surf and mountain, and now boasts some of the most prestigious clients and brands in a multitude of sectors. Capturing the perfect shot in challenging environments, Pete holds an innate ability to tell a story through his images. Through Mission05, he now creates the opportunity to educate and explore the world through a lens, with the most discerning of clients.
Head of our travel and VIP services, meet REBECCA PUTTOCK - with a world of experience in the travel and concierge sectors, Rebecca boasts 13 years as a luxury travel planner to the top 1% wealthiest in the world, celebrities and royalty, and has visited over 65 countries across 05 continents. Specialising in superyacht, private jet and bespoke tailor-made, she designs, curates and manages every bespoke itinerary from scratch to ensure Mission05's experiences are not only educational, but life-changing for our clients.
The key-holder to the unimaginable limits clients experience on their Mission05 adventures, Steve boasts over 20 years as an adventurer, professional photographer, editor and author, including three international bestsellers. Highly regarded in his field, Steve's industry knowledge is showcased across all media platforms, leading him to become one of the best spokespersons, educators and judges in the photographic field. Steve shall be leading our missions for the ultimate next generation photography experiences.
Miles Fletcher Chief Pilot
Your Chief Pilot and his aviation team are hands-on with everything aviation. Founded in 1995, Arena is synonymous with numerous high profile and award winning Television, Commercial and Feature Film productions. They have a fleet of 12 aircraft, including the Airbus AS355-NP - a modern aircraft offering exceptional manoeuvrability. Focusing on your safety, they are your specialist CAA-audited filming operator, accessing air-spaces within London that are inaccessible to others in the industry.