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'Gooney Bird' King Island Experience

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NEW DC-3 FLIGHT EXPERIENCES COMING IN DECEMBER 2020 - PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION ON OUR NEW SCENIC FLIGHTS
 
King Island Experience
 
It represents an undisturbed past era, with very few traces of tourism evident. The air is fresh, the people are friendly, the produce is absolutely sensational! King Island beef, cheese, crayfish, are world renowned. We have regular Sunday flights for lunch at Boomerang by the Sea.

What's Involved:

Check in commences at 10:00 am at our Silver Clipper VIP Lounge where light refreshments and Champagne are served prior to boarding. We board at 10:30 am for the 1 hour 10 minute flight, usually flown at low altitudes. The route takes us past the city skyline, over Port Phillip Bay, through the Heads and on to King Island. On arrival passengers are met by coach and transferred to ‘Boomerang By The Sea’, located near the main town of Currie. Their dining space is situated overlooking the Western coast, with 180 degree views of this astounding vista.

Lunch is buffet style.  Seating can be arranged as desired, with the group or individually.

After lunch the coach will take you on a tour of the Currie area and to the King Island Cheese Tasting room and Shop where temptation awaits. We then return to the aircraft for a 4.00 pm departure.

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Sample Buffet Style Menu:

  • Oysters Natural with our own seafood sauce
  • Tasmanian Smoked Salmon
  • Prawns (Dependent on availability). Calamari may be served in place of Prawns
  • Sweet Chilli Mussels
  • Warm Roasted King Island Beef
  • Scallop or Roast Potatoes
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Crispy Green Leafed Garden Salad
  • King Island Selected Cheese Platter
  • Variety of freshly made desserts
  • Coffee or Tea

Inclusions:

  • Return flight on Melbourne's Gooney Bird (DC-3) to King Island
  • Complimentary champagne in our lounge before departure, light refreshments in flight
  • King Island buffet style lunch at "Boomerang By The Sea".The only additional costs are the drinks consumed on King Island

Costs:

$589.00 p/p all inclusive.
For Corporate flight prices please contact Julie 03 9379-9299

Jump Seat

Experience the view from the cockpit of this classic airliner! Our DC-3 flights give you the special opportunity to ride in the Jump Seat with the pilots for either a take-off or landing. For just $75 you can treat yourself or a friend to an opportunity that won't be forgotten.

Available Dates

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Melbourne's Gooney Bird will not be operating until it is safe to do so. As soon as we have approval to fly again and Tasmania opens its border to Victoria dates will be listed on this website.

Please contact Julie 0427 102 128 if you would like further information.

NEW FLIGHT EXPERIENCES COMING

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.

Please email julie@shortstop.com.au for further information

PROPOSED DATES FOR SCENIC FLIGHTS ONLY

5/12/2020

19/12/2020