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'Gooney Bird' King Island Experience

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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 9.30 am at our Silver Clipper VIP Lounge where light refreshments and Champagne are served prior to boarding. We board at 10:00 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 ‘The View Dining' located near the main town of Currie. Their dining space is situated overlooking the golf course and Bass Strait.

Lunch is a 3 course service to the table lunch.

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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Inclusions:

* Return flight on Melbourne's Gooney Bird (DC-3) to King Island

* Complimentary champagne in our lounge before departure, light refreshments in flight - Dependent on Covid restrictions

*  Short tour of the Currie area.

*  Visit to the King Island Cheese Shop

* 'The View Dining' 3 course lunch.  The only additional cost to you are the drinks consumed on King Island.

Costs:

$589.00 p/p all inclusive with the exception of drinks consumed on King Island
For Corporate flights please email julie@shortstop.com.au

Jump Seat - This is an additional purchase on top of your $589 pperson.

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. Contact Julie on 03 9379 9299 for Jumpseat availability.

Available DC3 Flight Dates

November   21st, 28th

December    12th, 19th, 20th 

January 2022   16th, 23rd

Please email julie@shortstop.com.au  if you would like further information.​

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.