To celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday Sky Safaris took our family for a memorable helicopter flight and picnic on a mountain overlooking Inanda Dam. The drive to Virginia Airport was filled with excitement and anticipation. On arrival we were greeted and shown to a comfortable waiting area with a view of the airport. Out two boys, aged 5 and 8 were very interested and excited looking at all the helicopters and Charters. The young pilot introduced himself and gave us a briefing of the flight and then escorted us to the helicopter. The helicopter looked brand new and was spotlessly clean. We were all so excited and took loads of photos before we even left the ground! We then headed off.
We flew over Durban North beach and followed the Umgeni River. The Pilot pointed out land marks and different suburbs. Our boys loved the individual head sets and enjoyed the commentary and being able to join in the conversation pointing out all that they could see. We landed on a plateau with breathtaking views of Inanda Dam and the only sounds were the chirping of birds and eagles crying. The pilot provided us with blankets, chairs and an umbrella to relax and enjoy the view while we ate our picnic and drank a toast to my husband’s 40 years of life. Our boys were more interested in the helicopter than the view and the pilot was very patient and showed them all the workings of the helicopter before we headed back to Durban. Being able to make such beautiful memories for the family was worth every cent. We all felt so special and privileged to experience this adventure. The service we received from the first enquiry was outstanding. The excitement before and after the trip made us feel like we were the only people ever to celebrate a 40th. Thank you Sky Safaris for making this such a memorable adventure for our family.
Article by: Alison Kirk