Fly by Helicopter from Melbourne to your BMW Driving Experience at Phillip Island Race Track
🕙 DURATION: 9 hours
🚁 FLIGHT TIME: 45 minutes
🏎️ DRIVE TIME: 7 hours
👩🏻💼 PASSENGERS: Up to 10 (Shared Flight)
Overview - Helicopter Ride to BMW Driving Experience Course at Phillip Island Circuit
Cut your travel time from Melbourne to Phillip Island Race Track to just 45 minutes with a scenic helicopter flight directly to your BMW Driving Experience. BMW's advanced driver training course allows you to get behind the wheel of a new BMW M Series vehicle to test your limits and improve your driving skills in a safe and controlled environment.
Set at Victoria's iconic Phillip Island Race Track, the BMW Driving Experience course offers 3 types of advanced driving training sessions over a full-day. The courses build on foundational and advanced driving training techniques including ideal driving lines, high-speed cornering, emergency braking and oversteering & understeering manoeuvres.
More than just a drive day or defensive driver training, BMW offers their advanced driving course in a new X3 M40i, M2 Competition, M3, M4 or MINI John Cooper Works vehicle. With up to 4 instructors leading each driving course, each of them having personally undergone advanced driver training at BMW's HQ in Munich, this experience will push your limits in the car and on the race track and leave a smile on your face for weeks to come.
Your helicopter ride to the BMW Driving Experience Course at Phillip Island Circuit includes:
- Return helicopter flights from Essendon Airport directly to Phillip Island with a private landing at the Circuit with a 45 minute flight time (normally 2.5 hours by car)
- A luxury helicopter with leather seats and air-conditioning for your comfort
- As many photos as you can take both on the ground and during the flight
- An experienced and courteous pilot who loves making people smile
- A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views over Melbourne
- Noise-cancelling headsets to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
- A scenic flight path over Melbourne CBD and down the coast including famous landmarks like the MCG, St Kilda and Brighton Beach Boxes
Please note: Helicopter flights require a valid booking for an upcoming BMW Driving Experience course. Please visit the BMW Driving Training website for more information.
Itinerary — Helicopter Ride from Melbourne to Phillip Island Race Track
Your helicopter ride to the Phillip Island GP Circuit will take off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over:
- Melbourne CBD
- MCG & Rod Laver Arena
- F1 Circuit at Albert Park
- St Kilda Beach
- Luna Park
- Brighton Beach Boxes
- HMAS Cerberus shipwreck at Black Rock
- Mt Eliza
- Phillip Island
What to expect — Phillip Island Race Track by helicopter with Rotor One
Getting to your BMW Driving Experience course has never been easier or more exciting than by helicopter. If you're arriving into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, take a 7 min taxi ride to Essendon Airport (or 15 minutes from Melbourne's CBD) to board your helicopter.
Cruise out in the helicopter with a window seat and stunning view of Melbourne CBD and down the coast over St Kilda Pier and the famous Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes. Fly over beautiful Mornington before approaching Phillip Island where your helicopter will descend for a private VIP landing directly at the Phillip Island Circuit.
Take a short walk to your BMW Driving Experience course and your day of advanced driving training will begin. At the end of the day, hop back in the chopper and enjoy a glorious Melbourne sunset flight as your cruise back to the Helipad at Essendon Airport... The perfect ending to the perfect day with BMW at the Phillip Island Race Track.
Helicopter tours during COVID-19 — Reschedule or receive a full refund
Book with peace of mind knowing you'll receive a full refund on your flight with no questions asked if you're unable to fly with us due to COVID-19 restrictions.
On very rare occasions, your helicopter flight may be cancelled on the day for weather or safety reasons — For example, if we're unable to fly due to very low cloud, high winds or rain / thunderstorms that may affect the safety of the flight. If this happens, we'll work with BMW to ensure you and your group receive alternate transport to Phillip Island Circuit for your BMW Driving Experience course.
Video - BMW Driving Experience Course at Phillip Island Race Track