Elite Aviation Services

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.

OUR PILOTS

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HYLTON WARD


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 SHAW

 

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.  

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BOB WARD

 

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. 

THE FLEET

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)

AS350

'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.

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C340A

Cessna's 340A offers quieter engines, leather seats and a pressurised cabin which seats one pilot and five passengers.

 

The aircraft's take-off and landing requirements offer excellent access to smaller airports with shorter runways.

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BELL 206

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.

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B47

The Iconic B47 is everybody’s favourite. 

 

With the big bubble and wide seat at the front your in the drivers seat of Mash 4077!

 

Perfect photography platform and for scenic flights when you want to see it all!

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R44

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.   

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CONTACT

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. 

hylton@eliteaviationservices.com.au

0467 735 483

Elite Aviation Services

Thank you for your enquiry. We will respond as soon as possible. If your matter is urgent, please call Hylton on 0467 735 483.