Pterodactyl Helicopters: The Thrill You Can Feel
Book a flight in one of our helicopters today and experience the thrill of flying!
Ever since humankind raised their eyes to the skies, they have been obsessed by the wonder of flight. To soar through the air, experiencing the world from the perspective of the birds. It invokes emotions of peace, and excitement, all at once.
Flying in a helicopter is about as close as humankind will come to experience true flight. With more maneuverability and less of that bus-feeling than a conventional passenger jet, and more secure than paragliding, helicopters make human flight possible – and easy!
Pterodactyl Helicopters was established in 2004 to fulfill this human desire – to make the joy of helicopter flights available to the public – as well as making it affordable for business and individual functions alike. We operate from several locations out of Ipswich, only 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.
Our pilot and director, Captain Mike Jarvis, has been in love with flying ever since he was a kid. And he wants to bring the joy and thrill of flying to you.
Pterodactyl Helicopters runs a single Bell 47 Helicopter, the best machine on the planet to experience the thrill of flying.
We specialise in Helicopter Winery Tours!
There are lots of excellent wineries dotted across greater Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset Region. Some of the best are hidden away and hard to find. Visiting wineries by car can take hours on busy highways and unsealed back roads. And you won’t know until you get there if it was really worth the effort.
Getting There is Half the Fun
We have hand-picked some of the region’s best boutique wineries to show you by helicopter. We’ll fly you in comfort from destination to destination while you sit back, relax and enjoy picturesque district views and the beautiful Fassifern Valley. You’ll get to meet the region’s top wine-makers who will introduce you to some of South East Queensland’s finest premium wines.
Short and Long Wine Tours North
These tours depart and return from Warrego Wines, Woodlands of Marburg, Spicers Hidden Vale or from our Ipswich City Helipad. The Short Tour takes in Warrego Wines, Woodlands of Marburg, Normanby Wines and Paradine Wines, flying through the spectacular Fassifern Valley. It takes about four hours. The Long Tour includes the same four wineries as the short tour, plus the hidden delights of Bunjurgen Estate and Kooroomba Vineyards, south of Boonah. It takes about six hours.
Short and Long Wine Tours South
These tours depart and return from Scenic Rim View Cottages. The Short Tour takes in Normanby Wines, Paradine Wines, Kooroomba Vineyards, and Bunjurgen Estate, flying through the spectacular Fassifern Valley. It takes about four hours.The Long Tour takes in the same four wineries as the short tour, plus Woodlands of Marburg and Warrego Wines. It takes about six hours.Tour and accommodation packages include lunch, a bottle of wine per couple from each winery, full breakfast and dinner is a two-course meal plus coffee and tea.
Tour only packages include lunch and a bottle of wine per couple from each winery.
Location for lunch may change on the day for any of the tours.
Scenic Flights and Joy Flights
* Helicopter scenic Joy Flights from our standard landing sites
* Helicopter Joy rides for Country/trade shows, rodeos etc
* Helicopter Wedding Transfers
* Helicopter Rides for the National Paintball fields
* Aerial Photography for real estate
* Site inspections
You can book your flight by ringing (07) 3201 0005 or 0417 727 532 or visit our website for more details.
We look forward to ‘flying you’ soon!