Helicopter Flight to Phillip Island for BMW Driving Experience

Regular price$1,490 per person
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🕔 9 hour Experience
🚁 40 minute Flight (each way)
🏎️ 7 hours of drive time on the track
🎟 Flights only (BMW experience paid separately)
👩🏻‍💼 Minimum of 3 People
✓ Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company
✓ Weather Guarantee - Reschedule or choose a full refund
✓ Private Flight - The helicopter is reserved just for you
✓ The ultimate entrance to a Phillip Island Ride Day

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.


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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.


📷: drive.com.au

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


     

    Where are you located?

    Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 15 from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.

    When should I arrive?

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

    Do you depart from other locations, like the City Helipad?

    We depart from Essendon Airport as you have an amazing view of the Melbourne City skyline from the moment you step onto the tarmac. We do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.

    What is the minimum age requirement for children?

    Children aged 3 years and older can fly. 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 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 to another day/time or provide a full refund.

    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, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.

    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 120kg or a combined passenger weight of more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.

    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 for any sunrise / doors-off flights and also when flying on our 12 Apostles tour as both experiences can be windy.

    Do I need to be double vaccinated to fly?

    We encourage all our passengers to be double vaccinated to fly.

    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. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

    Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or concierge@rotor.one if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.

    Can I reschedule my flight?

    Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 48 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.

    Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?

    Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.

    What happens if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather?

    Our team will call you up to 2 hours before your departure to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund.

    Can I get a refund on a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?

    Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One.

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    About Us

    Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in helicopter rides, scenic flightswinery tours and helicopter rental in Melbourne.

    Hire a helicopter to see all of Melbourne's famous landmarks on a 20 minute helicopter ride or take a sunrise flight and spot Hot Air Balloons over the city!

    Fly to the Yarra Valley for lunch at Hubert Estate, wine tasting at Levantine Hill or gin tasting at Four Pillars Distillery.

    Celebrate your anniversary with a 30 minute helicopter tour of the city and beaches or explore the natural wonders of the 12 Apostles by helicopter from Melbourne.

    Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888

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