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Win a helicopter flight across  the Algarve

This week we have a unique chance for three readers to take in the spectacular views of the Algarve coastline in a helicopter.

The lucky winners of our competition will win a flight across the stunning Algarve coast on Sunday January 31, including a 20-minute briefing on the basic principles of flight beforehand and a walk around the helicopter discussing the main components.

Algarve Helicopters was founded by two Irish pilots with a passion for the Algarve and more than 20 years’ flying experience and over 8,000 flying hours between them.

They are both professional experienced instructors who hold both JAA and FAA licences and have flown multiple types of helicopters, working in aviation for the past 10 years for corporate VIP clients.

Company founder Capt. Jim Cramwell said: “I’ve been coming to the Algarve for many years and have often thought that it was the perfect environment for flight training. After conducting several trips throughout the past year, we found that dream location.

“The facilities, climate and the people exceeded anything that we’d hoped for and so the dream began. Our aim is to provide a safe and friendly environment for anyone interested in starting to fly or pilots wishing to progress further in their aviation careers. We hope to keep expanding the company over the next few years.”

Algarve Helicopters also offers gift vouchers which make a very special gift for someone you love.

To be in with a chance of winning a flight across the Algarve coast, please answer the following question:

What licences do both pilots, who founded Algarve Helicopters, hold?

Email your answer to news@ and ensure that your full name, address and a contact telephone number are listed.

Any entries without a telephone number cannot be accepted.

All entries will be put into a draw and the first three entries to be drawn with a correct answer will win the helicopter flight on January 31.

The closing date for this competition is Monday, December 21 at midday and the winners will be notified on the same day and announced in the Algarve Resident edition of December 25.

Normal Algarve Resident competition rules apply. Please visit for full terms and conditions.

For more information about Algarve Helicopters please call 916 262 888 or email at [email protected]