Testimonials – Warbird Adventure Flights

“Such an awesome experience my husband had with a gift certificate I purchased him for his 40th! Thrill seeking action! He had an absolute ball! Thanks to the fab guys at Warbird Air Adventures Barwon Heads for giving my hubby an experience to remember & talk about for many years!”— Tracey “We had a great time watching Bill on his flight. Wonderful memories! Looking forward to receiving the video. thanks Kat”— Kat M. ““Best birthday present” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile Had the 25 minute flight for my 30th birthday as a surprise from my …read more

Mercure Geelong

Staying at the Mercure Geelong? Adventure Flight Co. works closely with Mercure Geelong to provide tailored group flights for visitors. Mercure Geelong guests are able to speak with staff who will happily connect them with AFCo. so that we can tailor the time, duration and route of your flight. This personalised service will enhance your visit to Geelong and the region. Mercure Geelong is centrally located on the hillside of the central business district and is 16kms or 18min drive from the Barwon Heads airport. Fly to King Island for a round of world class golf at Cape Wickham or …read more

Flying the Grumman Agcat

Bryn’s Grumman Agcat Solo Flying the Grumman Agcat solo after flying Cessna’s and other hum drum aircraft can get the heart pumping! Fingernails were chewed down to the quick, the Lavazza Mio Coffee machine was furiously expressing espressos, the wind was checked and rechecked – straight down the runway. No excuses. The 450hp biplane was full of fuel and oil. Still no excuses. No pilot could say no, it was now or never. Splendidly dressed in airline-issue slacks, white shirt and epaulettes, Bryn clambered up the 2 tonne Grumman Agcat. The now familiar task of firing up the 16 litre …read more

Get to the 12 Apostles fast – from Melbourne

How to get to the 12 Apostles fast? Don’t drive! Travelling to the 12 Apostles fast from Melbourne is possible, easy and not as expensive as you’d imagine. Hiring your own private corporate aircraft a group of 3 can fly for $280 each. Bigger groups it gets more cost effective down to as little as $180 per person. Fly in air-conditioned aircraft and see the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles in 90 minutes. Adventure Flight Co operate 12 Apostle scenic flights daily, pre-bookings are a must. The pilots are local to the area and are great at pointing out …read more

Combat Flights Barwon Heads. Two Aircraft. 10x The Fun.

Adventure Flight Co now offers it’s Combat Flight Barwon Heads. Here is a recent weekend where we did 10 Combat Sorties, 20 happy combatants! This is the reason that, in the authors humble opinion, the Formation Rating has to be the single most valuable addition to a license a pilot can pursue. Truly puts the fun in flying. And like most things, is more fun done with friends! Here are a few pictures from some combat sorties from the weekend. Combat Flights depart from Barwon Heads Airport on specific weekends in summer. For year round operations Combat Flights depart from Moorabbin …read more

12 Apostles Flights from Melbourne Airport

12 apostles from Melbourne

Adventure Flight Co operates 12 Apostles Flights from Melbourne (Essendon Airport) on an on-demand charter. Simply call 1300 341 006 to arrange your preferred time and date. Don’t have all day? For those visiting Melbourne that are pressed for time, save 7-8 hours driving to the 12 Apostles via Great Ocean Road and fly instead. Adventure Flight Co departs from Essendon Airport which is only a short distance from the city or Melbourne Airport. Adventure Flight Co operate a range of aircraft on 12 Apostles Flights from Melbourne. We cater for group sizes from 1 through to 16, and are …read more

Ultimate 12 Apostles Adventure Flight – GA8 Airvan

Airvan 12 Apostles

The Australian made GA8 Airvan, the ultimate 12 Apostles adventure flight machine Oversize windows, check. Air conditioning, check. Roomy, seats up to 7 passengers, check. Brand new – not some clapped out 1967 Cessna, check. The Airvan is the roomiest, most rugged and cost effective aircraft from which to embark upon your 12 Apostles Adventure Flight. Fly from the Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs to the 12 Apostles and return in 2 hours. Save an entire day on the road. See more than you’ll ever see driving and arrive back in Melbourne refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of the day. …read more

THE AVIATOR Anatole Mills by Julia Millard (The Weekly Review. Nov 26 – Dec 2, 2015) →

Anatole Mills

Ocean Grove pilot Anatole Mills’ Adventure Flight Co takes warbirds to local skies It’s small, green and has wings. It’s not an insect or a bird. It’s a Nanchang CJ-6A aeroplane – a vintage aircraft capable of adrenaline-charged aerobatic manoeuvres. The roar of the Chinese-designed warbird engine can be heard from Barwon Heads Airport, where Ocean Grove pilot Anatole Mills owns Adventure Flight Co – a company providing scenic flights, aerobatics and adventures in the air. The Nanchang CJ-6A provides an aerobatic experience, manoeuvring upside down and sideways, performing loops and rolls. Anatole says this type of plane was used …read more

Ferrying Warbird from Melbourne to Cairns

Pilot: Anatole Navigator: Eddie Aircraft: Nanchang CJ6 Worst Decision: Beef Jerky for Breakfast Recently we had the pleasure of being tasked to deliver a CJ6 Nanchang to its new owner in Far North Queensland! A big high pressure system sitting over eastern Australia meant tailwinds and clear skies all the way to the tropics, so in a hurry to take advantage of this we the afternoon to Wagga Wagga for the night. A more direct route (for the relatively short legged CJ) is Hay, Bourke, Charleville, Barcaldine, Charters Towers, Cairns – but due to our hasty departure we didn’t have …read more

Mustang Flights Melbourne

Looking for Mustang Flights Melbourne?   Unfortunately as of 2008 the last Mustang flights Melbourne took place when VH-BOB had a gear door malfunction and had to land at Point Cook with the wheels up. This caused considerable damage to the 60 year old fighter plane. Sadly it is unlikely to take to the skies anytime soon – parts for these long out of production and highly sort after warbirds are hard to obtain and eye-wateringly expensive to re-manufacture. The Mustang was the allied forces’ most versatile fighter aircraft, with the range to escort bombers deep into Germany whilst also …read more