|Skyline Flight||CBD Flight||CBD Dusk Flight||CBD Flight XL|
|$ 99 pp||$ 179 pp||$ 240 pp||$ 299 pp|
|A Bell47 flight over the suburbs of Essendon, Moonee Valley, Brunswick West, Strathmore, Pascoe Vale||All CBD sights: MCG, AAMI Stadium, Botanical Gardens, Eureka Tower, Flemington Racecourse - Melbourne Cup, Docklands, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Zoo, Moonee Valley Racecourse, Albert Park||Takes off minutes before sunset to witness the fading of sunlight and the spectacular rise of the glorious lights of the city and docklands. Follows same route as CBD Flight. Absolutely magical!||All CBD sights: Follows same route as CBD flight adding Toorak, St. Kilda funfair-beach-marina and Port Philip. Day or dusk at no further charge|
|10 Minutes||25 Minutes||25 Minutes||35 Minutes|
|bell47 (rrp $225)|
Melbourne Helicopter Ride - MASH Bell47 Experience
Seeing Melbourne in a helicopter is one thing but seeing Melbourne in a Bell 47 MASH Helicopter, especially with the doors off, is something completely different
It does not matter if you are a local or visitor - you will see Melbourne in the most spectacular way possible!
On CBD flights our helicopters take you on a ride over and around the city of Melbourne, taking in the Flemington Melbourne Cup racecourse, the Docklands and the bustling city centre - including the MCG/AAMI stadiums, the Botanical gardens, the Eureka tower and more!
Single passengers can ride too - we match you up with another passenger on Saturday mornings.
Dont miss out on this remarkable and unique experience - we are the only company offering the iconic Bell47 for rides around Melbourne. Your trip will be a memory you cherish for forever. For a really special treat try the city by night on our Dusk Flight.
Key Advantages Our Competitors Simply Cant Match
The only helicopter providing all front seats and a 360degree panoramic floor to ceiling view!
The Bell47 is easily recognisable in having a blown plexiglass cockpit bubble. The optical quality is very high giving the occupant a real sense of being outside - combine this with having the large doors removed and you are effectively outside - three hundred meters higher than Melbourne's tallest city buildings - the view is amazing!
The Bell47 was designed for the role of observation. Built by an established aircraft factory it inherited very good reliability and robustness.
During its military service in Korea it was proven to be literally bulletproof after receiving numerous bullet holes to the rotor blades during front line medical extractions. Robustness is visually evident in the rotorhead and rotor blades [the two most safety critical parts]. Comparing the Bell47 rotor-head and blades with other helicopter types shows how well-engineered and robust the Bell47 is. Although strong construction adds weight to any aircraft, resulting in higher fuel burn, it pays off in some very worthwhile ways - large, strong, heavy rotor blades provides high rotational inertia making the helicopter easy to glide to a soft landing in case of engine failure.
The sheer strength of the rotor blades that allowed them to descend through thin forestation in military service also means they could easily survive bird strikes which could be catastrophic with lightly built helicopters.
In the quest for high fuel efficiency and low purchase price some modern helicopter manufactures have produced designs with far less regard for these highly desirable features. Bell is the longest standing and arguably the most highly respected civilian helicopter manufacturer. The Bell47 was the first helicopter trusted to fly the president of the United States!
Cameras are welcome onboard but must be secured with at least a wrist strap to ensure they dont drop out of the doorway! You will be welcome to take photos before we strap in and start the engine, during the flight and after.
The Bell 47 Experience usually flys doors-off during warmer weather making it an unforgettable ride of a lifetime! – So bring a camera! (Doors on by special request)
The doors are quite large and when removed transform the purely visual environment to one of a breezy, refreshing environment .
There are no back seats! You sit side by side with your partner on leather seats at the front with nothing to obscure your view. No other helicopter type can sit two passengers at the front! No other helicopter comes close to achieving the outside visibility of the Bell47!
We will only fly you in a Bell47 MASH Helicopter - we wont let you down at the last minute by substituting with an inferior helicopter
Your pilot is your host starting from welcoming you at the front door to waving you goodbye. We dont 'hot load' are passengers in a running helicopter. Our briefings are at the helicopter before we strap in and start the engine. There you can ask any questions you have. In fact, for each flight we allocate a 1 hour slot so you wont be rushed and can savour the experience fully.
Moonee Valley Raceway
Royal Park Zoo
Carlton Gardens/Royal Exhibition Building
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Rod Laver Arena
Royal Botanic Gardens/Government House