Reviews: What Our Customers Say

Reviews: What Our Customers Say

There is nobody more important than our clients; our ‘celebrities’. Our promise to you is to deliver the highest quality experience with no hidden fees, so that you can just sit back and enjoy your scenic helicopter flight, adventure joy ride, wedding transfer, winery tour or pub crawl.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and it shows in the reviews from our customers. See for yourself why people love the Pterodactyl Helicopters experience:

Oh my goodness, greatest helicopter company ever!
Captain Mike was so amazing during the whole planning phase, truly making me feel super special arranging a mega mega stretched Limo with champagne (citycoastlimo) - not to mention all the emails leading up to the big day making me feel famous - to pick my 3 bridesmaids, my mother and myself with a massive wedding dress (talking 4kg massive) on to then take us to the helipad where there was...wait for it, not one but two helicopters (I'd only organised one and he never charge me any more). We were all in the air for at least 30 min.
Love you guys Pterodactyl Helicopters! Can't wait to meet again, this time with my husband for one of your pub crawls.
Thanks again Captain Mike you legend!
From the happiest bride ever Amy x

- AmyBrisbaneWedding Helicopter Transfers in 2015

Hi Capt. Mike, Johey, Kelly and Jesse - Claire and I would like to thank you all for your great hospitality today and for the fabulous day you helped contribute towards. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are exhausted now from all the excitement. We hope to be able to do another trip with you later on in the year.
Please thank Kelly for giving us coffee while we waited for Capt. Mike (ha ha, loved telling you off for being late, mwaaah, don't you hate old bitches, Mike) and thanks for your hospitality when we came back. We loved ear bashing you guys. We hope all goes well with Jesse's new baby (he will of course be too tired to fly once the bundle of joy arrives). Loved discussing New Zealand with you, Johey, as well.
Mike, hope your hand heals quickly and you are back in control soon.
What a blast we have had today! Thanks so much to you all once again, looking forward to receiving the photos after a fantastic day. Kindest regards and dare I say love to you all.

- Lena RydellMt OmmaneyLunch Tours - Winery or Resort in 2018

Had a sensational day today mate.

Paul is an asset to your company.
The food at Kooroomba was first rate, and everyone else was lovely and certainly full of character.

Thanks Mike, for your patience to get us there.


- Paul and Wendy FranklinScenic RimHelicopter Wine Tours in 2019

I took my partner on a helicopter tour with Mike from Pterodactyl helicopters and we were both blown away. The tour exceeded all of our expectations and Mike was a great pilot/host.
We highly recommend going on a helicopter tour with Mike!!!

- Greg SmithMorningside, QldFly in / Drive Out Country Escapes in 2017

Motorbike ride to Lake Manchester and a flight with Luke to Glamorganvale pub for Sunday lunch.
Excellent time and highly recommended.

- RayIpswich, QldCountry Pub Crawl by Chopper in 2017

We traveled to Australia from the United States to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I had always wanted to land in a winery in a helicopter and my husband made my dream come true by booking a special day with Pterodactyl Helicopters as an anniversary gift. And, with the help of the planning from Captain Mike....the day was more than we could have ever imagined.
We went to THREE wineries!! We had an absolutely delicious lunch overlooking the most beautiful scenery after a wine tasting complete with a bottle of wine. I had emailed Capt. Mike several times and he knew my husband liked wine tasting, but he really loved to go to a brewery for a tasting most of all. And, after the incredible day visiting wineries, with the help of Captain Mike's creative planning, we ended the day at a local Australian pub.
The day was so amazing from start to finish!! Every single moment was filled with memories that I will never forget. And, as an added bonus?? Captain Mike had a GO PRO on the front of the helicopter and we had a remote control to take the most amazing photos! And, throughout the day he took candid shots of us. He uploaded every single one and sent us a link to download the photos.
We now not only have incredible memories of our day, but we also have incredible photos to never forget it. We will always be thankful we chose this as a wonderful anniversary celebration on our trip to beautiful Australia. And, to see the beauty of this country from a helicopter is awesome! We are so glad we chose this amazing company that goes above and beyond!! We feel like we made a genuine friend that day spent with Captain Mike.
Pterodactyl Helicopters not only met, but by far exceeded our expectations!

- Tricia and TimSouth Carolina, USAHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017

My husband's 60th birthday became a celebration he will never forget when Mike from Pterodactyl Helicopters became the coordinator of an event which included a ride for Wayne and his daughters from home, by Ipswich Trike Tours, out to Lake Manchester; a helicopter flight out to Ironbark Winery for a wine tasting and on to Woodlands of Marburg for a luncheon with friends and family; a cake which Mike organised and a Mansion tour as well.
Damian, our pilot for the day arrived after lunch and flew myself, Wayne and Michelle on to, two more Wineries, Flinders Peak and Paradine where wonderful hosts that made our tasting experience relaxed and fun.
On our return to Lake Manchester, Steve from Ipswich Trike Tours was there to take us home with an extra historical tour of Ipswich thrown in for good measure. An added bonus for both Wayne and myself was the ride from Lake Manchester to Queens Park for our Grandchildren on the Trike.
Our whole family just couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces and all because of the Super effort of Mike and his staff. Sincerely, thank you all!

- Yvonne BilesBrisbane and IpswichHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017

I have flown with Pterodactyl at least 6 times and the whole team are professional, friendly and most important of all, fun.
Love your work Team Pterodactyl.

- Nadine Andersen Photography Dayboro

I organised a scenic flight for my son-in-law at the time, who is a quadriplegic, Captain Mike was absolutely wonderful.
Nothing is too much trouble or effort for him, he made the rather hard task of taking someone with such a disability so smooth and effortless. Bless you Captain Mike.
Don't hesitate to call and ask Captain Mike, he is a very nice man and will not hesitate to help all he can.

- Lorraine Cavanagh BrisbaneHelicopter Joy Flights in 2015

Hi Mike, thank you all so much, today was brilliant.
With Archie being a carer he doesn't get much time to do much for himself, so it was great to see him relax.
Will definitely be back.

- Rachel & Archie IpswichLow Level Helicopter Adventure in 2017

Danielle and I had an amazing day. Damien was a great host/pilot and made the experience a one of a kind. He was extremely friendly and a few of the little things he did made the day much more enjoyable.
If he had done the drive through Mc Donald's request like we had asked on the way home it would of tipped the day off. ha-ha.

- Shane and DanielleLogan VillageHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017

Well that was the best 50th birthday gift ever!

- Sue LBrisbane and IpswichCharter Flights in 2017

Lynne had a fantastic day, on her 71st Birthday, riding in a Helicopter, she has always wanted to fly in one, where I made her dream come true. The flight over Wivenhoe Dam and Lake Manchester and the surrounding countryside was awesome, and more spectacular than she could of imagined from the air, and a trip that will last a lifetime.
Thank you Capt. Mike you were awesome, and would like to travel with you again, and a thank you to you and Johey for being perfect hosts on the day.

- Mike and Lynne ThorntonLaidleyWivenhoe Dam Scenic in 2017

The best program for any young boy. The team are fantastic and this is an unforgettable experience.

- Michelle HunterBrisbaneJunior Aviator Program in 2017

I just wanted to personally thank you guys for the most amazing experience for my partner and myself for his surprise flight. And also Jess was fantastic the fact that he dropped us at home and then took my 2 kids back to the base for a quick flight just topped the day.
My partner has not stopped talking about it and when we landed he turned and said that It was the absolute best thing he had done in his life. We managed to capture the best footage of the helicopters arrival and the surprise on Robs face was priceless. We cant wait to receive the footage from you guys of the fight and check it out.
Again from the bottom of my heart thank you.

- Rhiannon WilsonPine MountainIpswich City Sights in 2017

Thank you Mike and Ben. We had the best of the best day ever. Picked up from and dropped back to my backyard. The Wineries and Wines and the complimentary bottles after. Lunch at Spicers...superb. Finished by a tour of Woodlands, what a house and the afternoon Tea.
A day we will never forget. Thank you.

- Geoff Harris Samford ValleyHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017

Our children organised a helicopter flight to and from Sirromet winery for my husbands 70th birthday. We were treated like celebrities. Collected from Mt Cotton where one son lives, driven to the helipad, flown to the winery, given a lovely lunch with our family, then flown back to the helipad and driven back to Mt Cotton.
The staff of the helicopter company were the nicest people. So friendly that we felt like we had known them for years. Thank you for making Johns 70th birthday so special. We will be recommending your company to all we meet.

- SueMt CottonLunch Tours - Winery or Resort in 2017

What an experience! 6 of us travelled in style with Pterodactyl’s wonderful helicopters and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience - with a winery at the start and a winery at our destination. Even our most frightened flyer felt safe and assured with the pilots friendliness and confidence.
Thank you for a wonderful experience - one we will never forget!

- JoBeaudesertHelicopter Wine Tours in 2018

Hi Mike

Cath and I just want to say thanks very much, to you Mike, Paul, and Johey for giving us a wonderful day on Sunday.

The memories associated with the trip, and the people involved in making it, will stay with us for many years to come.
We hope to again one day revisit you and your crew for an encore of these moments.
In the meantime, I will recommend to anyone, looking to make a memorable celebration an unforgettable occasion, to contact you and your team to see it through.

Again, Mike, Johey, and Paul thank you very much

Bob Holloway

- Bob HollowayWynnum Manly BrisbaneHelicopter Wine Tours in 2018

Hi Captain Mike!
I had a great time- thank you again, so much, for accommodating me with a customized trip- including the ice cream and ride ‘home’! The experience was the highlight of an already great trip. :)
And thank you and Ben too for the go-pro and pictures- so amazing to see again.
❤️ and cheers!

- AndreaFlorida USACountry Pub Crawl by Chopper in 2018

Hi Mike

What a wonderful day we had with Pterodactyl Helicopters on Sunday 11th November 2018 after winning a pub crawl by helicopter to 4 country pubs.

Our Pilot for the day was Damien, what a great guy he was.

He was the perfect host and really looked after us, making our day. He explained the country side to us.

We felt very comfortable with him.

Thank you very much Damien.

We would also thank you Captain Mike and Wynnum Leagues Club.

Ross and Kay Lemberg

- Ross and Kay LembergWynnum Manly BrisbaneCountry Pub Crawl by Chopper in 2018

Want to say thank you again for the whole morning yesterday. You made us feel welcomed and Graham felt more comfortable by the time he stepped into the helicopter. He enjoyed the ride immensely with its surprises and scenery. I too did enjoy it only my tummy didn't.
We wish you and Jo a Happy New Year full of happy days and good health.
Greetings from Wilma and Graham 🎆🎉 🤗

- Wilma and GrahamIpswichLow Level Helicopter Adventure in 2018

Hello Captain Mike

Thank you for your email but I'm not on social media, so I'm unable to comment there for you.

You are okay to use any comments from this email if it would help.

Yes, we all enjoyed the flights at Allora.

Our grandchildren hope you are on the Allora Show and will go another ride. This was the first flight they have ever been on.

Our eldest grandson Lincoln was very very apprehensive and was made feel at ease by, I think his name was Paul.

We all come off the flight smiling as I noticed everyone else did as well.

kind regards

Beth Murphy

- Beth MurphyAlloraHelicopter Joy Flights in 2019

Hi Mike
Just wanted to send you, Garry and Damian a massive thank you for your service and hospitality on Saturday and Monday during our travels to and from Spicers Peak Lodge. Tim and I had a wonderful time and we will definitely be in contact for future helicopter adventures. Your communication and service was impeccable!

Thank you again,


- Zoe & TimBrisbaneWedding Helicopter Transfers in 2019