With a heap of writing experience under his belt, "B Walkin" resides in Brisbane and has published his first book.
Published January 28th 2012
If you ever wanted to go on a scenic helicopter flight over Brisbane City, you can still have the trip you always wanted for a great deal.
Although there can be some costly options, with a little research I have put it down to three of the most affordable and the most scenic in Brisbane.
The first is sponsored by Adrenalin, which offers a trip for two for as little as $180. As seen on TV, this company is one of the premier in organising adventurous trips. You and your special someone can have a 22 minute spectacular flight over the CBD in a classic Bell 47G helicopter (like the one in the TV show M.A.S.H). Riding upfront with an experienced pilot, you can survey from a bird's eye view everything from the Story Bridge to the Suncorp and the Gabba stadiums. This special helitour departs from Archerfield airport and you will also have the chance to take as many pictures and video as you like, as you fly over both land and rivers. Flight dates are available online wuth dawn and dusk flights being the most popular. Please visit the website for more information.
Next on the list is the helicopter flight arranged by V2 Helicopters. A lot of interesting sights are covered, mainly in the CBD, especially the skyline next to the River, a circle around the city and the Brisbane River as well. Three options are available, including the dawn flight, the day flight and the dusk flight. If going as a group, this is one that will save you a lot of cash, as flights for 2-3 people is $360, with a flight time of 20 minutes. A lot of different helicopters are used, so if you want to see Brisbane in a particular helicopter, there are a range of helicopters that you can view on the website as well. For more details, please see the website for bookings and other information.
And to complete the list is the helicopter tour by Executive Helicopters and covers most of the city's best spots and highlights the Brisbane River as well. Eagle Farm and the Doomben Race Tracks, the Breakfast Creek Hotel and South Bank are also among the highlights, to name a few. The helitour is $195 per person, with a minimum of 3 people needed to book with 15-20 minutes of flight time. For a more classy way to see the city, this is one that you can consider for a special occasion or celebration. To arrange a tour, please visit the website.
So for a great helicopter flight right here in Brisbane, check out the above companies for some good deals that will save you time and money.