What the Night Includes:
Upon arrival at 7:00pm into the Silver Clipper Lounge, you will be greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne, finger food and a brief introduction by the Captain on the nights proceedings and the glorious DC-3.
At 7:45 we depart for a seventy minute flight around the Port Phillip Bay and the beautiful Melbourne city. During the flight we serve our specially catered cold hamper style meal prepared by Your Private Chef Catering Company accompanied by a selection of complimentary wines.
After dinner, you can relax in our in flight lounge or visit the cockpit before returning to land at 9:00pm. Tea, coffee, port and a fine selection of chocolates await you in the Silver Clipper Lounge to conclude the evening.
$389.00 p/p all inclusive
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.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 the King Island and Dinner flights in our cherished DC-3 have been put on hold.
We intend to resume them as soon as it is safe to do so.We will keep you updated on the resumption date as it draws closer
We thank you very much for your patience and understanding. We enjoy these flights with our passengers immensely, and will be doing all we can to resume them as soon as possible.
NEW DC-3 FLIGHT EXPERIENCES COMING IN DECEMBER 2020
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.
PROPOSED DATE FOR NEW SCENIC FLIGHT AND BAY FLIGHT ONLY
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