We fly a few different helicopters in our operations. As a training school, we predominantly fly two to four seater helicopters; using the R22, R44 Cadet, Guimbal Cabri G2, and R44 Raven II for training.
Designed specifically for training by French engineer, Bruno Guimbal, the G2 is a great alternative to the Robinson series if the weather turns askew. We’re excited to be the first company in Victoria to fly this machine. A composite fuselage, fully articulated rotor head with three composite fibreglass blades, and a Fenestron are among the many safety features this newly engineered helicopter have to offer. The G2 brushes gusting winds of up to 40 knots off its shoulder and doesn’t mind a little rain when it washes through, making it a flexible training machine. A glass cockpit aids students in accuracy and the kevlar fuel tank is literally bullet proof, what more can we say?
Robinson R22 beta ||
Great for flight training, the Robinson 22 is a lightweight, two seater helicopter. The R22 is employed Australia wide for mustering, aerial photography, training and surveying operations. Having the benefit of low running costs, students typically begin their training in a R22 or a Guimbal G2 before moving onto the larger Robinson 44. We not only use our R22 for flight training, but also aerial photography.
Robinson R44 Cadet
Introducing the Robinson R44 Cadet. This lightweight, high powered two seater boasts increased endurance and power to weight ratio. The Cadet provides increased safety in its ability to carry more fuel on your training flights.
Extra cargo space allows for carrying more equipment during photography and filming operations. Students can substitute training in the R44 Raven for training in the R44 Cadet, the benefit being the ability to obtain an R44 endorsement at a reduced cost.
Robinson R44 raven ||
The Robinson R44 is one of the most widely used Helicopters in Australia for commercial purposes. Students training with us typically complete an endorsement on the R44 as part of their commercial training. This significantly aids students seeking employment following the completion of their licence, as it is likely the first helicopter they will fly moving into their career. In addition to training, we use our R44 for helicopter tours, and aerial photography around Melbourne. All seats in the R44 are window seats, a perfect machine for touring. Aiding in comfort are leather seats, and air conditioning.
Robinson R66 Turbine
Leg room and uninterrupted views sold us on this helicopter. A powerful, five seater turbine, it's the largest in our fleet. With air conditioning and a smooth running engine, the R66 is perfectly suited to long, luxurious flights around Victoria. The ideal helicopter for any adventure; from winery tours to skiing holidays, or an extra special wedding transport. The R66 can seat up to 4 passengers comfortably plus your pilot.
Turbine endorsements can also be obtained in the R66 through the flight school.