Overview - Helicopter Proposal Package in Melbourne with a Giant "Will You Marry Me" Sign
Make the ultimate statement with a mid-air helicopter proposal including a romantic helicopter flight over Melbourne and a 25-metre-long giant “Will You Marry Me?” sign laid out along the coast for your partner to see from the helicopter.
This is the most unique and romantic proposal package in Melbourne and is an act that your partner would never even believe is possible... until she’s sitting in the helicopter, staring down at your giant “Will You Marry Me?” and looking over to you with a ring in your hand.
This proposal package includes an extended scenic helicopter ride, in-flight video recording with a special camera set up to capture the moment you propose, a giant sign that is easily visible from the air and your own photoshoot on the ground with your helicopter and a beautiful view of the Melbourne city skyline in the background.
This is a unique proposal package that you can’t find anywhere else in Melbourne and is exclusive to Rotor One - Melbourne Helicopter Rides.
The Best Proposal Idea - A romantic helicopter ride with a unique 25-metre-long giant sign visible from the air
You’ve been together with your partner for a long time and now you want to ask them to marry you! Taking this big next step can be nerve-wracking and you want to make this experience as memorable as you can. A moment and a memory that is so special that you will one day share the story with your grandkids. A proposal idea that involves the two of you, a helicopter and a giant sign is guaranteed to leave your partner speechless.
How does your surprise proposal flight begin?
You arrive at our hangar with your soon-to-be fiancé, for what they think is just a surprise helicopter ride around Melbourne. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by one of our pilots who’ll walk through your flight path around the city and down the coast, followed by a short safety briefing before taking off on your scenic helicopter tour around Melbourne.
You’ll both enjoy spectacular views of Melbourne’s popular landmarks and tourist attractions including the MCG, Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park, St Kilda, Luna Park, the Brighton Beach Boxes and the MCG.
When is the best moment to propose?
As you fly down the coast past the Brighton Beach Boxes, your pilot will make a 180-degree turn over and around the Sunken J7 Submarine at Sandringham Marina and continue up the coast towards the city.
You will then receive the first secret radio call from the pilot letting you know you’re about 5 minutes away from the giant sign and your big moment. This will give you some time to calm your nerves and remember that romantic speech you’ve prepared to propose to your partner.
Your pilot will then share the second secret radio call as you approach the location of the giant sign placed on the coast, approximately 1 minute away. This will then be followed by a third and final secret radio call, when your helicopter is just about to pass overhead the giant sign, allowing you to ask your soon-to-be fiancé to look out the window. It’s at this point that they’ll see a giant “Will You Marry Me?” sign laid out on the ground and will suddenly turn to you, gasping and in complete shock, only to see you smiling and holding a ring in your hand…
After Your Partner Says "YES"!
Your helicopter will orbit overhead so your fiancé has time to take a photo or video of the giant sign that’s been placed on the coast just for them. Your helicopter flight will then continue past the city with panoramic views of the city skyline, giving the perfect opportunity to take photos and videos of their gorgeous ring with the city in the background. We understand that you might be nervous when organising your wedding proposal because you want to ensure every little detail is taken care of to perfection.
Our team will help you coordinate the entire process from the moment you walk into the hangar, to the moment you leave engaged, so all you have to do is remember what you want to say when your perfect moment to propose arrives. Your engagement proposal is a unique memory that you will carry for a lifetime which is why we’ve designed the ultimate proposal idea in Melbourne, just for you ❤️
What's included in your Helicopter Proposal Package?
1) A 30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
Experience an extended scenic helicopter tour around Melbourne’s CBD and Coast. You will enjoy spectacular aerial views of Melbourne from the air as you fly over famous landmarks and tourist attractions including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Luna Park, St Kilda and the F1 Circuit at Albert Park Lake.
- Melbourne CBD including Flinders St Station
- Rod Laver Arena
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Eureka Skydeck
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- F1 Circuit at Albert Park
- St Kilda Pier
- Luna Park
- F1 Circuit at Albert Park
2) A custom 25-metre-long giant "Will You Marry Me?" sign visible from the helicopter
Our team will set up your giant 25-metre-long sign in a special location along Melbourne’s coastline before the flight that will read “Will You Marry Me?” and is clearly visible from the helicopter. Your pilot will orbit over the sign so you have plenty of time to grab a photo or video of this bold and romantic gesture after you've popped the question.
3) In-flight video recording of your entire helicopter ride
Our helicopter is fitted with 5 HD video cameras that record your full flight experience, both inside and outside the cockpit. Our video cameras are also connected to the headset audio system in the helicopter allowing us to capture crystal-clear sound despite all the background noise while flying. Our video cameras will be specially set up to capture the moment you propose and keep both of you (including the ring) in the frame at all times. This will be a video you treasure for the rest of your lives.
4) Secret radio calls from your pilot
Your pilot will announce a number of secret radio calls during your flight that will let you know how far away from the proposal spot you are, to calm those nerves and give you time to prepare. Your pilot will ensure the experience remains a complete surprise from the moment you arrive to the moment you propose.
5) Extra time for a photo shoot on the ground
After your flight is complete, you'll have 30 minutes on the ground for a photo shoot with the helicopter and the city in the background. This is the perfect opportunity to take some beautiful photos of the two of you and that gorgeous ring. We can even arrange a professional photographer for your photo shoot if you’d like to make the most of the moment (priced separately).
What additional options can I choose for this Helicopter Proposal Package?
An on-site professional photographer
We work with a number of photographers who specialise in proposal photos and videos and who have experience shooting newly-engaged couples at our hangar, with the helicopter and city skyline in view. We can arrange a photographer to be present after your flight to direct your photoshoot, capture all the best angles with professional equipment, edit your images in post-production and then deliver your media, ready for digital or physical printing and to be shared on social media.
Airport security clearance for a luxury car
We can arrange for a luxury car or limousine to be parked next to the helicopter landing area as yet another surprise for your partner when your helicopter arrives back at the hangar. You can have the car or limousine next to the helicopter for the photoshoot and, once your photo shoot is finished, you can be driven directly to dinner or drinks from the helicopter landing area. You would arrange the car and we would arrange the necessary security clearances with the airport.
When can I book this Wedding Proposal Package?
We only offer this unique proposal package by helicopter a handful of times every month and these book out quickly. Click on Check Availability below to confirm the dates that are still available or, if you'd like to customise your proposal, choose Design your Proposal below and our team will get in touch with you.
This is one of the most unique and romantic ways to propose in Melbourne and is guaranteed to be a moment that your partner could never even dream of... and we can't wait to help you make it happen. ♥️
We'd recommend proposing in-flight over a spectacular landmark like the Brighton Beach Boxes or with a giant "Will You Marry Me?" sign visible from the air. Choose from five romantic and unique proposal options with Rotor One.
Absolutely. We can arrange one of our professional, in-house photographers to conduct a photoshoot for you after your flight. They're familiar with our helicopters and know exactly what shots to get to capture the moment perfectly. You're also welcome to arrange your own photographer on the day.
All flights are covered by our Weather Guarantee. If your proposal flight cannot take place due to low cloud, rain or heavy winds, we’ll reschedule your flight or provide a full refund - no questions asked.
Our helicopter services are based in Essendon Airport, which is 20 mins by taxi or uber from the city. We do not depart from the City Helipad near Crown Casino because, quite frankly, you get a much better view of the city flying from Essendon.
My partner totally loved it and you are the reason for that. Thank you for the life long memory
I had planned to propose my girlfriend and came across this ultimate idea of proposing with a banner in a helicopter. I must say it was one of the best ones for both my gf and I as it was also our first ride in a helicopter. The team made sure we have an amazing time and also coordinated with me for the proposal. The whole experience Was surreal. The view, narration about the views , the banner everything was superb. My girlfriend said yes btw incase you were wondering… Thank you for this exhilarating experience Rotor one!
We had an amazing experience with Ed, we highly recommend the scenic tour, the ride was smooth and comfortable.
OMG! What an unbelievably perfect experience it was to fly over Melbourne and surprise my partner with a proposal.
It could not have been any better and worth every cent!
I would like to thank Ed for making it such an unforgettable experience as he is the exact person you want helping plan
your special day.
The entire ride & the banner was just mesmerising! But the main reason we had a blast was because Ed made sure everything happened on the right time in the best way possible. He was the most comforting when it came to our questions & planning the entire thing precisely. We were given so much time & space to click enough pictures we needed. Experiences like these make such days unforgettable & Rotor One made our proposal day PERFECT!!
From first communication to last, Rotor One have been absolutely outstanding; going the extra mile to make both my partners and my special day (Engagement) one of the most memorable times in our lives.
I called a number of providers but ultimately went with Rotor One after having great chats with Eddie, who was clear, trustworthy and transparent. Eddie helped by walking me through the offerings for my engagement, all the while keeping it a secret from my partner.
I opted for the engagement package which was very reasonably priced, it included 30+ minutes in the air, circling the outskirts of the city, the St Kilda and Brighton Beaches, back across the MCG / Tennis Arena and then across towards the beaches of Altona where his team had organised a 50+ ft banner which was sprawled across the land right near the beach. We did a couple of passes and I proposed to my partner who was in shock - all the while Eddie was able to keep me in the loop with timings and locations via radio signals; unbeknownst to my partner.
We landed back at hanger 7, where champagne and a photographer were also on the tarmac waiting for us.
It was a perfect day, one I will never forget - I couldn't recommend the team at Rotor One any higher and both my partner and I will be back for more tours soon!
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