An Aberdeen helicopter firm has put dozens of members of the public in the pilot’s seat after raising more than £15,000 for charity.
More than 40 people experienced what it is like to fly an aircraft using Bristow Helicopers’ simulators after winning passes in silent charity auctions and raffles.
The technology is normally only available for training pilots, but was opened up by the firm to raise money for good causes.
And between bids and raffle ticket sales, thousands of pounds were raised for organisations including Charlie House, The Grampian Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and the Piper Alpha Memorial fund.
Matt Rhodes, director UK and Turkmenistan oil and gas at Bristow Helicopters, said: “The experience of flying a helicopter is something most people won’t encounter and we were thrilled to offer these opportunities to charities in support of their essential fundraising campaigns.
“It’s fantastic to see just how much money has been raised.”