Repainted Warbird Ready!

It’s taken 5 months, 20 litres of paint stripper and boxes of Scotch Brite but finally the Warbird is out of the paint shop! A mammoth task that included removing wings, tail, vertical fin and all the canopies. This increased the workload considerably but makes the difference when it comes to the quality of the paint job. With most components painted individually there is no underlap when parts move in flight and with maintenance. It also improves corrosion resistance and is a professional looking finished product. Our sincere thank you to Onshore Engineering and all the subbies for all the …read more

Christmas Gift Joy Flight

The ultimate Christmas Gift: Joy Flight! Why gift a pair of socks to someone for Christmas? Show your loved ones you want them to have the greatest experiences and get them a joy flight gift Christmas gift! Adventure Flight Co offers a wide range of Joy Flights, Adventure Flights, Scenic Flights and more. Fly in our ex-military fighter training aircraft, the mighty CJ6 Warbird. Loop, roll and spin through the skies with our highly experienced pilots. Experience over 4 x the force of gravity, inverted and vertical flight while the whole experience is captured on our high definition cameras so …read more

Your pilots were wonderful

  Just a quick note to say thanks for the fantastic experience yesterday Anatole, I had a ball, both your pilots were wonderful (I went up with Rohnan) my wife took this scratchy photo of me after we landed, I don’t recall seeing a photo of me with a bigger smile. Thanks again – Dean  

Barwon Heads Airport – Things You Should Know

Barwon Heads Airport is located at 1419 Barwon Heads Road, in Connewarre, Victoria Australia. It is a 5 minute drive or 15 minute bicycle ride from the seaside township of Barwon Heads. Operators at Barwon Heads Airport include: Adventure Flight Co – Warbird Aerobatic & Combat Flights Great Ocean Air – 12 Apostles Scenic Flights King Island Surf Safaris – Fly, drive, stay packages for surfers to King Island & South Australia Southern Golf Getaways – Fly, drive, stay packages for golfer to Barnbougle & King Island Skydive Australia – Skydiving Geelong Helicopters – Helicopter Scenic Flights Westpac Rescue Helicopters – …read more

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

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

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