Born in outback Queensland, Elite Aviation is a privately-owned venture.
While the name is new, those behind the company have a long history of connections to the region.
Based in Winton, with services operating out of Townsville and Ayr, Elite Aviation Services offers travellers unique solutions for corporate requirements, unforgettable tours and leisure packages as well as emergency response services in Outback Queensland.
Specialising in small group helicopter and fixed wing options, contact Elite Aviation Services today for your next adventure.
GO WHERE YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT
Elite Aviation Services will be your safe, personal air transportation for those harder to get to locations. Whether we drop you at your destination and return at an agreed time or we can simply wait for you.
We will happily tailor a flight to suit your specific needs.
We fly to some of Queensland's most remote, but picturesque areas including (but not limited to):
The Great Barrier Reef | Magnetic Island | Orpheus Island | Townsville and surrounding areas | Hinchinbrook Island | Wallaman Falls | Hamilton Island | Airlie Beach | Whitsundays | Whitehaven Beach | Burdekin Valley | Undara Lava Tubes | Cobbold Gorge | Gilberton Outback Retreat | Outback Pub Safaris | Movie set experiences | Winton and surrounding areas | Shandonvale Station | Australian Age of Dinosaurs | Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry | Longreach | Birdsville | Windorah | William Creek | Richmond | Hughenden | Outback events and festivals
We can also assist with arranging catering, transfers and accommodation - contact us for suggestions or more information.
Collectively, the aviation experience amongst Elite Aviations’ leadership team spans decades, with many thousands of flight hours recorded in the log books.
Hylton is deeply entrenched within the community of Outback Queensland and is a strong participant in outback community life. He is President of the Winton Business Tourism Association, President of the Outback Festival.
He has over 37 years flying experience flying helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, largely in remote areas, cattle stations and islands of Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory. This includes 10 years as a Chief Pilot overseeing aircraft operations serving on the call list for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Laurie is an accomplished airline pilot with over 23,000 hours flying experience ranging from single engine Cessna aircraft to Boeing 747’s. He is passionate about aviation with his own immaculately restored Cessna 182.
Born and raised in the Queensland outback, Laurie has a close affiliation with the outback communities he serves and has an in-depth knowledge of the majestic outback landscape.
Bob has been flying since 1969 and has only recently retired but still holds ATPL Helicopter and Commercial Aeroplane Licences with over 16,000 flying hours mainly in helicopters in various places around the globe and in Australia.
Bob is currently an RPAS Instructor based in Brisbane with CASA Instructing and Testing Privileges for RPAS up to 25kg - VLOS, EVLOS and NVLOS.
Bob is the Logistics and Infrastructure Planner for Elite Aviation having designed and implemented approval for a number of Helicopter Landing Sites in the Winton area.
READY FOR TAKE OFF
For Elite Aviation Services, safety is paramount. Relax in state-of-the-art aircraft knowing your flight is in the hands of pilots with a combined 50 years’ aviation and outback tourism experience. All necessary approvals and insurances to operate aviation services are in place:
• Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
• CASA Air Operators Certificate number CASA.TAAOC.0903
• CASA approval for disaster support, aerial work for fire & flood
• Appropriately trained and licenced pilots and support crew
• Insurances including public liability and workers compensation
• Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Approval
• Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Permit (GBRMPA)
The R44 Raven is able to take one pilot and three passengers.
The R44 is great for sight-seeing as it features unobstructed passenger views due to the open cabin design.
BEECHCRAFT A36 BONANZA
With stylish interior, the iconic Bonanza is unmatched in its class. With a non-stop range of over 2000 km* at a cruise speed of over 280 km/hr, the Bonanza is well suited for luxury travel over our vast land.
Our Bonanza can accommodate 4 passengers and is also available for charter services.
*depending on payload
The comfortable interior and a respectable cruising speed with rugged capability, makes it the ideal Australian bush plane.
Our C182 can accommodate 3 passengers and is also available for charter services. It has been immaculately restored, with leather interior and headsets for all passengers.
The Bell 206 JetRanger is a single engine, light utility helicopter able to take one pilot and four passengers.
The individual leather seats makes for a comfortable flight in this aircraft, known to have the best safety record in it's class.
'AS350 (commonly known as the 'Squirrel') is designed to take a pilot and five passengers.
Due to its compact size and single engine, the Squirrel is incredibly versatile and can be flown into areas that are too tight for larger aircraft.
Send an email, text or call us for more information, a quote/availability or to discuss your requirements - or just pop your query in this form - we will reply as soon as possible.
0467 735 483