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Phillip Island Helicopter Ride for BMW Driving Experience

Phillip Island Helicopter Ride for BMW Driving Experience

Regular price $1,490
Regular price Sale price $1,490
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Your 5 - 7 hour Experience includes:

🚁 35 minute Private Flight (each way)

🏎️ 7 hours of drive time on the track

🎟 Flights only (BMW experience paid separately)

👩🏻‍💼 Minimum of 3 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

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Fly by Helicopter from Melbourne to your BMW Driving Experience at Phillip Island Race Track

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
  • Mornington
  • 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.

    Video - BMW Driving Experience Course at Phillip Island Race Track

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    🎟️ Important Booking Information

    Where are you located?

    Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your departure point will either be Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields or the Essendon Passenger Terminal depending on your flight. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for your departure location. Both locations have off-street parking available.

    When should I arrive?

    Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.

    Can bad weather prevent us from flying?

    Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight. If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

    Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?

    There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely.

    Why do I need to provide my weight?

    We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If you have any guests weighing over 130kg (300lb) or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg (530lb) combined, please contact us prior to booking.

    What is the minimum age requirement for children?

    Children aged 2 years or older can occupy their own seat. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)

    Can I use my camera or phone during flight?

    Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.

    What should I wear?

    Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket on cooler or windy days to keep your warm.

    Can I bring any luggage?

    Light handbags and small backpacks weighing less than 5kg can be carried. For any larger items please contact us prior to your flight.

    Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

    Yes, and we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.

    Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?

    Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs, as long as a carer accompanies them on their flight. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Do you provide a wheelchair for disabled passengers?

    We partner with Fisher Lane Mobility in Melbourne, which provides wheelchair rental as well as delivery and pickup services from our hangar. Wheelchairs can only be carried in larger aircraft suitable for 4 or more passengers as they include a cargo hold. Please contact FLM to confirm availability of a suitable wheelchair for your planned date of travel.

    ☔ Bad Weather & Cancellation Policy

    What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

    • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
    • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather or an operational issue and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf..

      Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

      • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

      Are Buy Now, Book Later and Gift Vouchers refundable?

      • Buy Now, Book Later and Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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