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Experience a new dimension of creative freedom.
With Pterodactyl Helicopters, all you need is your creativity. Take cinematic shots like never before. Capture aerial videos with breathtaking perspectives. Transcend the ordinary. We support film projects of all sizes, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films and action sports.
Understanding the challenges of film production is no easy skill. Pterodactyl Helicopters pilots have been involved in large-scale productions, from helicopter filming to being on the ground on set. We are equipped and ready to provide any of the following production services:
- Motion Picture Camera Ship with experience on Cineflex, Wescam, FLIR, Shotover and many more.
- Stills Photography for real estate, utilities, scenic etc.
- Crew transport helicopter
- Onscreen Aircraft
With an array of different aircraft types, colours and setups we can supply and aircraft perfect for your needs. Call us for a quote.
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From our awesome heli adventure tours, to pub crawls and scenic flights, you’re sure to find the ultimate Father’s Day gift this year.
The team at Pterodactyl Helicopters has put together their recommendations on a number of unique Father’s Day gift experiences, guaranteed to please any sense of adventure and budget.
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Wine-aficionados, listen up! We understand that it’s been a long hard winter and you might be in need of cheering up (we all are, if we’re honest); so, Pterodactyl Helicopters have decided to come up with a couple of new adventures to tide you over until it is time to sing ‘Summer Wine’ once more. We have designed a quartet of Western Helicopter Wine Tours that will not just quench you desire for fine wine but also your thirst for adventure.
Our new Western Helicopter Wine Tour packages are designed to give you a perfect day out – and with a tour duration between six and seven hours, it really is a day out.
Pterodactyl Helicopters are experts at showing their guests a good time; we know the best scenic routes, meaning your transfer in between fantastic vineyards will give you a chance to really soak in the natural beauty of the great South-East AND we’ve done our homework when scouting for participating wineries, so every glass will be a winner.
We currently offer two variations on a 3 Wineries Tour package; you can either end your adventure with a gourmet lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale or with lunch and an exclusive mansion tour at the Woodlands of Marburg.
The trio of vineyards you will visit along the way are Flinders Peak Winery, Paradine Wines and Ironbark Ridge Winery, all of which offer unique signature wines that will thrill any palate, no matter how experienced.
Of course, if you want to go all out and really take advantage of the amazing vineyards this region has to offer, you might want to consider one of two 4 Wineries Tour packages.
Running just over seven hours (each of them packed to the rafters with heavenly delights – literally and figuratively) this tour visits Ironbark Ridge Winery, Paradine Wines, Bunjurgen Estate and Kooroomba Vineyards. Again, you can choose to end your day with lunch and a mansion tour at the Woodlands of Marburg or – if you prefer a more leisurely but nonetheless delicious lunch experience – you might elect to stay at Kooroomba Vineyards and sample their seasonal and locally farmed gourmet offerings.
As Pterodactyl Helicopters’ mission above all else is to leave in their wake a trail of deeply satisfied customers, we are of course open to suggestions. If you have a favourite winery (or two or three or four) which are somehow not yet on our list, we will be more than happy to work with you to put together the custom helicopter wine tour of your dreams.
All the perks will remain the same, naturally. All our Wine Tour packages include return transfers from your home or hotel within 10km of the Ipswich CBD (other pickup locations p.o.a.), all tasting fees, a bottle of wine per couple and a three-course lunch.
Treat yourself this harsh, harsh winter and contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today. We look forward to wining and lunching you soon.
Pterodactyl Helicopters would like to congratulate you on your impending nuptials – how exciting for you! There’s nothing like the thrill of celebrating love, surrounded by all your nearest and dearest (and a select few you’ve just invited to make them jealous…). That said, there is one way to put a little extra win into your winter wedding: making a grand entrance in a helicopter.
On your wedding day, you deserve to feel like you own everything. After all, if tying the knot doesn’t constitute a special occasion, then what does? And why shouldn’t you put as much thought into the moment of your arrival – especially after spending months selecting the best of everything, from clothes to flowers? The perfect arrival at your venue could very well turn out the cherry on top of the spotless icing of an already delectable cake – and our wedding transfer packages come with a perfection guarantee.
Pterodactyl Helicopters has racked up quite a bit of wedding experience over the years, and we understand that while weddings are an ultimately joyous occasion, they can also be very, very stressful. Part of our mission, when you book us to take care of your wedding transfer, is to take all anxieties you may have about getting from point A to point B away and replacing them with pure, unadulterated glee at how well everything is going.
Our wedding transfer packages include limousine pick-up from your base, transfer to our helipad and then a helicopter ride to your wedding venue, for the lucky newlyweds to be and anyone else they may want to take along.
That’s right, if you wish to fly all the bridesmaids, groomsmen, grandparents and flower girls in by helicopter, Pterodactyl Helicopters is only too happy to oblige. We may have to make multiple trips, depending on your numbers, but this is a challenge we’ll rise to without hesitation.
Of course, no matter how thoroughly you’ve planned your wedding, the only wild-card remaining – as ever- is the weather. And, while it might be your childhood dream to arrive at your wedding in a chartered chopper, it should not outweigh concerns for your safety. However, the least Pterodactyl Helicopters can do is to remove all worries about a Plan B, should the weather be too inclement to fly.
The deposit for your helicopter flight will simply be appropriated to cover a deluxe limousine transport to your venue and you will incur no further cost. If you can’t have a chopper, we figured a limo is the next best thing.
Pterodactyl Helicopters wedding transfers will give you a head-start on wedded bliss. Little touches like a glass of bubbly at the helipad and plenty of time to take pictures looking glorious in front of your private aircraft (yes, you will look glorious, we won’t start up the helicopter before you’re safely insane, lest we ruin your hair), will ensure you’re special day is off to a flying start.
To make your wedding entrance very grand indeed, contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today. We look forward to flying you down the isle soon.
Pterodactyl Helicopters, as it is known, is whom you call when you’re craving a great airborne adventure. However, we have many talents, besides providing days out so epic they shall never be forgotten – including aerial photography and cinematography.
If you have a project in the pipelines that requires some spectacular panoramic views captured from above or want to take advantage of the crystal clear winter light to show off your property for sale, no matter what your needs might be…Pterodactyl Helicopters are at your service.
Whether you are looking to take outstanding aerial photographs for real estate purposes, require footage for a film (long, short or in between), or simply feel the artistic need to capture a corner of the world from above; our pilots and aircraft are at your service.
Over the years, Pterodactyl Helicopters have collaborated with some of South East Queensland’s biggest real estate agencies, so we understand how important it is to show a property’s best features.
Luckily, we also know all the tricks of the trade to get you into position to make this happen.
When you hire Pterodactyl Helicopters for your aerial photoshoot, you don’t just hire a helicopter and a pilot – you hire a dedicated team that thinks of your success as their success and will work tirelessly to make sure you get your work done.
Considering one of Australia’s hotshot movie locations, the Gold Coast, is practically down the road, it is no surprise that Pterodactyl Helicopters have some serious chops when it comes to aerial filming.
We may not be able to write a script for you, but we certainly understand how factors like sun direction, speed, altitude and positioning influence the outcome of aerial photography, be it still or in motion.
Our experienced pilots have exceptional skills that will make any aerial film work much easier; from hovering in place for long stretches of time, flying backwards, rotating on the spot, flying low…there is no limit to our abilities (aside from flying upside down, that’s a no go).
All our aircraft are designed to have their doors removed to make sure nothing obstructs the shot, not even the glare of sunlight on the lens or the window.
Because they are small and agile, our aircraft can be moved very close to any landmark and/or other object you may want to shoot – under the right conditions our pilots can get as close as 15 metres to nearly anything.
If you are working on a project designed to inspire, educate or simply entertain, you will find that your creative ambition and Pterodactyl Helicopters’ will cater to every whim of your inner Cecil B. DeMille.
If you are ready to get close up with awesome and put the visual cherry on your creative sundae, contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today and get cracking – we look forward to working with you soon.
You know how sometimes you catch yourself longing for a little glitz and glamour? (Unless, of course, you already are an incredibly glitzy and glamorous individual, in which case you’ll know all about what we’re about to suggest…and will agree with us, no doubt.) Pterodactyl Helicopters might not be able to transform you into a celebrity overnight, but we do have the superpower of making you feel like one for a few wonderful hours. After all, there is nothing that says fame and fortune like riding in a private helicopter.
For those of you in need of some high-end amusement, Pterodactyl Helicopters offers a range of Celebrity Experiences. Whether you fancy flying out of town for an outrageously fancy bite to eat at some of South-East Queensland’s finest wineries or country pubs or feel like exploring some top-notch golf courses; whether you want to make a big entrance at your wedding or simply feel like hiring a chopper as your own private transport for the day – we have the package to suit your mood.
Our Food and Wine Tours have made us just a little famous ourselves, if you must know. Over the years our team has sourced some truly outstanding locations – featuring locally grown and produced delicacies ranging from wine to boutique beer to simply delicious cuisine – so every option is a solid winner.
We currently offer Helicopter Wine Tours, Pub Lunch Tours and Winery & Resort Lunch Tours; giving you an opportunity to get out of town and experience some truly unique hospitality venues. A number of our packages include transfers to multiple locations in one day, so you don’t even need to settle for just one.
If you’re inner celebrity is a bit of a gourmet, these packages are definitely worth checking out.
If food isn’t your inner celeb’s jam, perhaps they would care for a spot of golf? Pterodactyl Helicopters currently offer two golf tour packages:
Our classic Helicopter Golf Tours will whisk you away to a golfing green of your choice – most of our participating courses are in the Gold Coast area – for a full round and some delicious lunch, as well as a scenic helicopter flight there and back.
We have recently added a new heli-golf experience, however, the Scenic Rim Helicopter Golf Tour, which allows you to not just play one but three outstanding golf courses in one big, fabulous day out.
Of course, if you are really craving a moment of feeling like true Hollywood royalty, perhaps our Helicopter Wedding Transfers will be something to float your boat. After all, there is nothing more glamorous than making a spectacular entrance on the biggest day of your life. Especially if you opt for door to door helicopter transfers – yes, this is possible, provided your home has sufficient landing space.
So, there you have it. There is no need to claw your way up the ranks to feel famous; simply contact Pterodactyl Helicopters. We look forward to making you feel like a million dollars soon!
We’re halfway through the year, folks; so, it’s time to take a minute and allow yourself to have a little bit of a breather, yes? True, it can be hard to find the time to get away, let alone orchestrate more than one person to be able to make an escape at the same time, so Pterodactyl Helicopters – as it is our habit – have come back with the perfect solution. With our new breakfast and lunch tours, we have managed to cram a week’s worth of relaxation into the space of a few hours; it’s like a protein super shake for the mind and soul.
For our new and improved Lunch Tours, we have taken the liberty to source some brand-new locations for you to explore. Whether you fancy a day out at a Winery or prefer kicking back at an executive resort, Pterodactyl Helicopters’ shortlist has it all.
As there are just too many amazing local vineyards to choose from in the South-East Queensland region (how’s that for a first world problem…) we have picked out our top six, leaving the final decision to you.
Currently our participating wineries are
Each of these locations has been hand-picked for its beautiful setting, outstanding quality of food and drink, and slightly quirky charms. No matter where you choose to go, we promise there will be something special and unforgettable about your experience.
All Pterodactyl Helicopters Lunch Tours include a three-course gourmet meal, a wine tasting (all tasting fees included), a complementary bottle of wine with your meal and – naturally – all flights.
If you feel like a vineyard is not quite your scene, Pterodactyl Helicopters have three wonderful resort locations for your to explore – for lunch or breakfast, whichever takes your fancy or fits better with your busy schedule.
Spicers Hidden Vale, Spicers’ Peak Lodge and Woodlands of Marburg are our current top resort locations – none of which will disappoint, we promise.
Our breakfast or lunch tours include all flights, a three-course lunch or gourmet breakfast, and a bottle of house wine per couple.
Once you’ve selected your destination and made your booking, all that’s left for you to do is revel in anticipation and then, finally, relax and enjoy. Pterodactyl Helicopters have a number of bases from which our flights take off; however, provided there is a suitable landing space, we can also collect you straight from home in one of our state-of-the-art helicopters. Just in case you want to really feel like a Rockstar for a moment.
Contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today and inquire about our Lunch Tours – we look forward to flying with you soon!
There are two kinds of people, broadly speaking, when it comes to making it through winter. There’s those, who catch up on world literature and up their tea consumption; and there’s those, who brave the crisp outdoors and get the blood pumping with some winter sports. Of course, living in Queensland means that winter sports can be pretty much anything, with the added bonus of not dying of heat stroke within ten minutes. Being spoiled for choice can be a problem, albeit a first world one, so let Pterodactyl Helicopters help you out: this winter, why not try Heli-Golf? We promise, it’s just as awesome as it sounds.
Our Heli-Golf Tours are every golfing enthusiasts wildest dream. When you book one of our Heli-Golf Tours, we will whisk you away towards the spectacular Scenic Rim and give you a chance to sample three of the finest golf courses in the area – all you need to do is pick your favourites and let us take care of the rest.
To make the selection process easier, Pterodactyl Helicopters have put together a short-list of the five best golfing greens in the Scenic Rim. Our hitlist is currently comprised of
- Beaudesert Golf Club
- Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course
- Boonah Golf Club
- Tambourine Mountain Golf Club
- Canungra Golf Club
No matter which golf courses you choose as ports of call for your Heli-Golf Tour, we personally guarantee that they will be nothing short of spectacular. To make sure that you get a chance to experience each individual green to the fullest and don’t run out of time before it’s time to go home, we will book you in for three holes on each course – interspersed with scenic helicopter flights to get you from one location to the next.
Pterodactyl Helicopters’ number one mission is to ensure that you and your golf buddies spend your day out in the perfect golfer’s flow; so, once you’ve made your selection, we will take care of everything.
Green fees, golf club hire and lunch are included in our Heli-Golf Tour package; there is literally nothing left for you to do but climb aboard your hired chopper and proceed to have the time of your life.
Travelling from golfing green to golfing green has never been more fun; not only will you be transferred in one of Pterodactyl Helicopters’ state-of-the-art aircraft, you also get to enjoy some of the most fantastic natural panoramas South-East Queensland has to offer. The Scenic Rim truly is one of our national treasures and seeing it from above is something you will never forget.
Pterodactyl Helicopters’ Heli-Golf tours of the Scenic Rim require a minimum of two passengers and start from $995 per person. We will collect you from most Brisbane City Hotels and take you to the nearest helipad by car; direct helicopter pick-up locations include Sirromet Wines, Mercure Hotel or Sanctuary Cove, Boonah, Beaudesert or Mt Tamborine.
If it’s time for you to get out and about on a cool winter adventure and play some golf you’ll never forget, contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today. We look forward to flying with you soon.