Have you given any thought to what your loved one would like to receive this year?
Aviation has long been a romantic pastime, the excitement travelling somewhere new, travelling to meet distant friends and jetting off to sunnier … or colder climates. Brighton City Airport has the solution to suit any budget.
Hummingbird Café and Big band night
Pop in to the Restaurant any time on 14th February and enjoy something delicious from the new menu. There’s no need to pre-order or book a table in advance.
If the daytime doesn’t suit you, enjoy an evening of fine dining and music with your loved one or friends. Big band night is once a month on a Tuesday, and this year it so happens to fall on Valentine’s Day. Food is available from 7.30pm and the restaurant is open until 10.30pm. Contact the Hummingbird Café for more information.
Book a pleasure or experience flight on an aircraft
The airport has several companies that offer pleasure flights and packages as well as trial lessons.
Based at Brighton City Airport, Helifly and Scenic Flying both offer pleasure flights across the Sussex Coast, see below for a link to their website and latest offers:
Introductory flying lessons
If an incredible gift is all you need, then how about an introductory or trial flying lesson? There are several companies at the airport that can offer experience flights. See below for links to their website and more information about their latest offers:
- Advance Helicopters
- Harvard Aviation
- Real Flying Company
- Shoreham Helicopters
- Sussex Flying Club
Special offers from other businesses at the airport
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, this February Gearooz is offering a 10% off discount code for all customers. Located on Brighton City Airport, Gearooz are a DJ equipment and music retailer that stock a wide range of instruments, lighting, sound equipment and more.
Come and browse our onsite Brighton showroom where you will be greeted by our experienced sales team and given the chance to demo our fantastic range of products and see what equipment we have to offer. Alternatively, you can give the team a call on 01273 921321 or live chat with our sales team to get the best offer this Valentines!
Here are 10 interesting facts we discovered about Valentine’s Day:
- Valentine’s Day originated as afeast day honouring one or more early saints named
- Emperor Claudius II didn’t want Roman men to marry during wartime. Saint Valentine of Rome went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailer’s daughter signing it “from your Valentine”
- On the eve of his death, Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia – knowing his execution was imminent. Valentinus asked the jailer for a paper, pen and ink. He quickly jotted a farewell note and handed it to the jailer to give to his blind daughter. He urged her to stay close to GOD, and he signed it “From Your Valentine.” His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. When the jailer went home, he was greeted by his little girl. The little girl opened the note and discovered a yellow crocus inside. The message said, “From your Valentine.” As the little girl looked down upon the crocus that spilled into her palm she saw brilliant colors for the first time in her life! The girl’s eyesight was restored! A miracle!
- John Foxe, an English historian, as well as theOrder of Carmelites, state that Saint Valentine was buried in Rome, located near the cemetery of Saint Hippolytus. This order says that according to legend, “Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave”. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship
- Despite not being a public holiday in any country the world, Valentine’s Day is recognised as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in someEast Asian countries with Chinese and South Koreans spending the most money on Valentine’s gifts.
- Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century.
- In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
- Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.
- In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”
- In Finland and Estonia is called Valentine’s Day is instead known as “Friend’s Day” where the day is more about remembering friends, not significant others.