New Pleasure Flights take off02/03/19
More and more people are now enjoying our breathtaking Pleasure Flights, which offer scenic tours around various landmarks on the Dorset coast, including Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth Beach, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Studland, Swanage and Old Harry Rocks. Visit our website for further details and booking.
"Was lucky enough to have received the gift of a 20 minute helicopter pleasure flight. All I can say is, it was a fantastic experience and I’d thoroughly recommend it. Great to see the local area from 1500 feet, flew out of Hurn towards Hengistbury Head then all along the coast, past Bournemouth to Sandbanks, and then back again. A really good experience!"
I.C. via TripAdvisor
"We had a lovely 30 minute pleasure flight yesterday afternoon in the Robinson R44 Helicopter with Jim at the controls. Everything ran smoothly, Jim made us feel comfortable and gave us useful info as we flew over to Swanage and back. Many thanks to Jim and the team."
T.D. via Facebook
"Absolutely amazing experience for our parents surprise birthday gift! A big thank you to our pilot Gary and all the staff at Bliss Aviation for making a life time memory!"
S.R. via Facebook
Our continued support for Julia's House20/02/19
We're pleased to continue providing our ongoing support for Julia's House for the third year running.
Julia's House is a children's hospice located in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions. The majority of the children who are cared for by Julia's House are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18. See how you can help by visiting the Julia's House website.
Valentine's Day Competition Winner14/02/19
Congratulations to Jayne Fearn who won our Facebook Valentine's Day competition! All you had to do to enter was like our page, name three people in the comments and share the post. We had many entries so thank you to everyone who took part, and you never know you may be the lucky winner next time... keep an eye out on our Facebook page!
We look forward to taking Jayne and guest on a 20 minute pleasure flight around the stunning Dorset coast soon.
Congratulations to Chandra Ashfield22/01/19
Congratulations to Chandra Ashfield who has recently passed his Skills Test! Now that Chandra is a proud owner of his own licence he can fly with his son, Toby, who has been flying for many years.
Merry Christmas from Team Bliss10/12/18
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Don't miss out on our Christmas gift voucher promotion! Get in touch for more details.
James Wadsworth joins the team full time10/12/18
James has worked with us for many years as a part-time member of the team and also has completed his helicopter PPL. It seemed only natural for James to join the team as a full-time member.
Here's what James had to say:
"I have been involved with Bliss for over 9 years now, as I have been learning to fly since I was 9. With a trial lesson in 2009, my passion for aviation rocketed, I completed my PPL (helicopter) just one week after my 17th birthday, making me one of the youngest helicopter pilots in Europe at the time. Since, I have gone on to complete my R44 type rating whilst I’m building hours with the vision to complete my CPL in a couple of years."
Nick Bird departure15/10/18
Nick has been with the company for 8 years but has always dreamed of flying commercially, having gained a helicopter and aeroplane PPL over the years. Due to the huge demand for pilots there has never been a better time to train, so Nick decided now was the time to take the next step in fulfilling his goal of becoming a commercial airline pilot. Even though an airline has not offered any employment yet, the future looks very promising once Nick has achieved his Commercial Pilots Licence. Nick will start with a set of written exams and then go on to complete the practical flying training. Nick has already begun this process and is enjoying it tremendously.
Chandra Ashfield Qualified Cross Country Flight15/10/18
A massive well done to Chandra Ashfield for completing his Qualifying Cross Country flight today!
Not long until the big day!
Keep working hard Chandra!
Sam Harris qualified cross country flight26/07/18
A big well done to Sam Harris for completing his qualifying cross country flight yesterday.
Next stop, flight test!
Rich Godfrey successfully completed his PPL skills test29/06/18
A perfect end to a perfect week - Another HUGE congratulations, this time to Rich Godfrey who has successfully completed his PPL skills test.
Well done Rich, it has been a great journey with you!
Anthony Curran completed an EC120 type rating!29/06/18
The good news keeps flying in! A big congratulations to Anthony Curran who came to us from Ireland this week to complete an EC120 type rating!
Great week for it and passed with flying colors!
Sarah Carter completed her first solo flight29/06/18
And the achievements continue... a huge congratulations to Sarah Carter for completing her first solo flight today!!
Well done Sarah!
Andy Townsend completed his first solo flight28/06/18
What a fantastic week to be flying. Another great achievement as Andy Townsend completes his first solo flight!
Simon Courtney completed his first solo flight23/06/18
What a fantastic weekend so far! A huge congratulations to Simon Courtney for completing his solo qualifying flight.
Next stop - skills test.
Nick Bird is once again swimming around Brownsea Island in aid of Julia's House06/06/18
It's that time of year again where our very own Nick Bird feels like becoming a fish! He is once again swimming around Brownsea Island in aid of Julia's House.
Dan Giltrap and Rich Godfrey qualify for their cross country flights08/05/18
This lovely weather has given us a good opportunity to get Dan Giltrap and Rich Godfrey off on their qualifying cross country flights. A huge congratulations to you both! Next stop PPL!
Ian Macrae Completed His First Solo Flight21/02/18
A huge congratulations to Ian Macrae for completing his first aeroplane solo.
Ian already holds a Helicopter Licence but he thought he would take advantage of the other courses we offer.
Ian Davidson First Solo Flight17/10/17
A huge congratulations to Ian Davidson on completing his first solo this morning! Making hay whilst the sun WAS shinning!
Chris Troke First Solo Flight04/10/17
A huge congratulations to Chris Troke on completing his first solo today. A lovely autumnal morning for a first solo flight.
Scenic Sightseeing Tours29/09/17
We're pleased to announce we're now offering scenic Sightseeing Tours around Bournemouth and Dorset, or a location of your choosing!
This prestigious approval is something we've been working toward for the last couple of years, and is a great addition to the services we already offer.
Click here to find out more
Bespoke VIP Sightseeing Tours26/09/17
Looking for the perfect gift as a special present, business incentive or for you or your family? Why not see Dorset and its surroundings from the ultimate viewpoint, whilst in your own private helicopter!
Our gift vouchers range from 20 minutes to hour-long flights. All flights leave from our main base at Bournemouth Airport where there is plenty of space to bring family and friends to watch and share the experience. We also have a café on site serving coffee and refreshments. Please call or email us if you wish to organise a trip from a different location.
Our main route takes you along the coast and allows you to really appreciate the wonders of the local scenery. If you live locally and there is time, we can also try and fly over your house. Once airborne, we aim to give a verbal narrative of the local scenery to assist with really showcasing the beauty of the local area from the air.
Booking is easy – once you have purchased a gift voucher, valid for 12 months from date of purchase, you can book with just a single phone call. If you want to plan your flight for a specific celebration or day then give us a call before you purchase and we can look at dates to suit your needs.
Order through our online shop, by phone, or come and visit us in our offices at Bournemouth Airport. Credit and debit cards are accepted; all voucher prices include VAT. Bliss Aviation vouchers are dispatched in plain packaging to maintain the element of surprise.
Click here for the flights we currently offer
Nick Completes Brownsea Charity Swim04/08/17
A massive well done to our very own Nick for completing his Brownsea Island charity swim, raising a whopping £1,569.56 for Julia's House children's hospice. He completed the round trip in 1 hour and 30 minutes, and came 20th out of 316 people!
Thank you so much to all who donated and showed their support!
First Solo Flights04/08/17
Great day at Bliss today. Congratulations to both Andy Weeks and Simon Courtney on completing their first solo flights today!
Keep up the hard work for the rest of the course!
Congratulation to Lynn Hill for Winning Our Sweet Challenge07/06/17
Congratulation to Lynn Hill for winning our Sweet Challenge.
The challenge was to raise money for Julia's House, and Lynn guessed the correct amount of sweets in the jar.
Lynn walks away with the sweets and a 30 minute aeroplane trial lesson. Look forward to flying with you soon!
Support Nick's Charity Swim06/06/17
Please support our very own Nick Bird who is swimming 6.5 KM around Brownsea Island in support of Julia's House. Simply follow the link below to show your support!
Julia’s House is not a typical children’s hospice. They provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospice.
For more information and to sponser Nick, visit his Just Giving page here.
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A huge congratulations to Liam White24/05/17
A huge congratulations to Liam White for passing his PPL skills test on this beautiful evening. Well done Liam! Happy flying!!
A huge congratulations to Thomas Chantrell27/03/17
A huge congratulations to Thomas Chantrell for completing his first solo! Many more to come Thomas, keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Dan Giltrap07/03/17
Congratulations to Dan Giltrap for completing his first solo today! Hope it didn't feel too lonely up there. Well done Dan!
A huge well done to Jason Terry02/03/17
A huge well done to Jason Terry for passing his type test on the EC120. First Turbine added to your licence Jason, well done, happy flying!!
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Well done to Rich Godfrey06/02/17
Well done to Rich Godfrey for completing his first solo flight!
Congratulations to Adrian Davis22/12/16
WOW... What a great day, another pass, and just in time for Christmas. This time a huge well done to Adrian Davis for passing his PPL Helicopter skills test. Congratulations Adrian, onwards and upwards from here!!
A huge congratulations to James Wadsworth for passing his skills test today!!22/12/16
Not only is James a great member of our team but he is also the youngest Helicopter Pilot we have ever had pass at just 17 and one week, only one week more than the legal minimum age to complete a test. It also makes him one of the youngest pilots in the UK. Well done James, we look forward to flying with you in the new year!
A Big Well Done to Our Very Own James Wadsworth23/11/16
A big well done to our very own James Wadsworth for completing his solo cross country navigation flight. At just 16, James is one of the youngest students to complete this stepping stone. Not only a budding pilot but also a great member of our team. We are very proud of you!
A Quick Visit from the Cornwall Air Ambulance08/11/16
Great visit from the Cornwall Air Ambulance for a fuel top up, lovely to meet some of the team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Congratulations to Adrian Davis04/11/16
Congratulations to Adrian Davis for completing his PPL H Cross Country Qualifier! Next step PPL Skills Test!
Twynham Primary School Visit27/10/16
A great visit to Twynham Primary School, helping the kids with a project on flight!
Bliss Aviation Handling24/10/16
It's looking like we've got a nice collection of "toys" at Bliss Aviation Handling today!
Check out our latest NEWSLETTER! PPL Successes, Fly2Help, New Emergency Locator Transmitter LawsClick here to read more.
Our very own Rich Griffin showing support for Fly2Help.
Fly2help is an aviation charity dedicated to raising the spirits of people, young and old, living in difficult personal situations and inspiring young people as they consider their future lives. Founded by pilots, our Air Smiles Days and Aim High education programme take everything that is exhilarating about flying and uses it to do something extraordinary.
Congratulations to Sam Harrison15/09/16
A huge congratulations to Sam Harrison on successful completion of his PPL-H skills test. Happy flying!!
Congratulations to Dimiter Nedialkov15/09/16
Congratulations to Dimiter Nedialkov on successful completion of his Australian PPL-A to an EASA PPL-A. Europe better watch out!
Congratulations to Cameron Stanford14/09/16
Congratulations to Cameron Stanford for passing his PPL skills test!
A great achievement Cam, the sky's the limit!
Another Solo Qualifying Cross Country!25/08/16
What a week for it! Another Solo Qualifying Cross Country completed!
Well done to Sam Harrison this time, for completing your 100 mile navigation, stopping at two different airports, all on your own!
Changes to Emergency Locator Transmitter Use25/08/16
As of 25 August 2016, EASA Air Operations Regulations came fully into effect. Prior to this only Commercial Air Operations, not training flights, would have to have an Emergency Locator Transmitter on board the aircraft, either in fixed format built into he aircraft or in the form of a PLB, a Personal Locator Beacon.
If in an emergency situation, the locator is activated a transmission is sent to an internationally recognised frequency, your position is logged and help is sent.
This new law now means that all flights, passenger or training or private need now to carry a Emergency Locator Transmitter; all our aircraft at Bliss now have one.
Solo Qualifying Cross Country Completed24/08/16
Congratulations to Cameron Stanford for completing his Solo Cross Country Qualifier flight!
Next stop skills test!
Solo Qualifying Cross Country - Well Done Mark Whitley16/08/16
Congratulations to Mark Whitley for completing his solo qualifying cross country flight!
100 nautical miles and landing at two other airports, all part of the course.
Congratulations to Lee Rowley29/07/16
Congratulations to our very own Lee Rowley for passing his PPL skills test.
Well done Lee, happy flying!
Solo Qualifying Cross Country - Well Done Lee Rowley29/07/16
Congratulations to Lee Rowley for completing his solo qualifying cross country. Next stop.... Test day!