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Flight Experiences

NEW DC-3 FLIGHT EXPERIENCES COMING IN DECEMBER 2020. 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION ON OUR NEW SCENIC FLIGHTS

We offer a wide variety of aviation experiences ranging from a wild ride in an advanced jet trainer to relaxing in the DC-3, a historic airliner from the Golden Age of aviation. These experiences are desgined for you to re-live the age in aviation where how you travelled was just as important as where you were going. The jet trainer and ex-US Navy Harvard are available to experience the basic necessity of military aircraft. Please see Warbirds for these exhilarating experiences.

We have a number of corporate entertainment and event flight packages available. Our most popular entertainment is the Cocktail Party Flights around Melbourne on our famous DC-3.

LETS GET BACK IN THE AIR WITH OUR NEW DC-3 SCENIC FLIGHTS

Our DC-3 around the Bay Flights depart from Essendon Airport, and initially track to Westgate Bridge, then Point Cook.

The City flight then proceeds to Ricketts Point, then the CBD, before returning to Essendon.

Flight time is approximately thirty minutes.

The Bay flight proceeds from Point Cook to the Bellarine Peninsula, Ocean Grove and Port Phillip Heads, before flying up the bay to Ricketts Point and the CBD.

Flight routes may vary, depending on prevailing weather or Air Traffic Control requirements.

On the Bay Flight, at the invitation of the Captain you’re most welcome to move around the cabin, to the sky lounge or to the flight deck. Flight time will be approximately 60 minutes.

The Gooney Bird is a large seabird found in certain islands in the Pacific Ocean, clumsy and awkward on the ground, but graceful and elegant in flight. The DC-3 shares these characteristics, and became known as ‘The Gooney Bird’ during World War II. 

Our aircraft flew from new with the RAAF, saw action in two war zones, and came to us in 1989.

We found it had only flown the equivalent of three years of airline use and was in excellent condition.

It’s become widely known as ‘Melbourne’s Gooney Bird’.

It has been described as the most reliable aircraft ever built. As an Airliner, it is required to meet higher standards of construction, certification, maintenance and pilot training than those required for smaller machines.

We’ve completely refitted it, installing ex-Airbus seats, additional insulation for noise reduction, modern avionics, a flight lounge, toilet facilities, and a galley.

It seats 28 passengers.

The pilots and flight attendants are required to meet the same standards as those required by our domestic and international airlines.

Contact Julie on 03 9379-9299/0427102128 for further information.

PROPOSED DATES FOR SCENIC FLIGHTS ONLY

5/12/2020

19/12/2020

 

Flight Experiences

Brown Brothers Gourmet Delight - Corporate Package Only
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'Gooney Bird' King Island Experience
Discover the indulgence and beauty of King Island with our unique day flight experience.
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Silver Clipper Dinner Flight
The Silver Clipper Dinner Flight is our tribute to a bygone, elegant era of air travel, when style counted; and how you traveled was as important as the destination. Please join us to re-live the Golden Age of Aviation.
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Flinders Island - Corporate Package Only
This beautiful rugged island offers a totally different feel to its more, well known cousin, King Island. Located in the South East of Bass Strait this island features picturesque beaches accompanied with stunning mountain ranges. It’s also famous for its island produce and Shortstop Jet Charter (Operators of Melbourne's Gooney Bird) are excited about showing this hidden part of Australia to its customers.
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1930s DC-3 Cocktail Party Corporate Only
This has been one of our most popular nights for groups and companies wanting to do something just a bit different. It’s great value and well worth considering. This has been one of our most popular nights for groups and companies wanting to do something just a bit different.
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