Looking to do something extraordinary? Pterodactyl Helicopters partners with the very best local cafes, wineries, restaurants, pubs, breweries and accommodation places in southeast Queensland to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours and scenic flights, where getting there is only half the fun.
We offer a variety of day or overnight tours by helicopter. Choose a standard tour or create your own. We do the extraordinary, everyday.
Who are the people behind Pterodactyl Helicopters Pty. Ltd.?
Captain Mike and the dedicated team of pilots and ground crew
Tell us something quirky or memorable about you, your team, your customer or your business
Who doesn’t love a good country watering hole? Once the sacred preserve of the sun-scorched, working-class man, today’s pub must appeal to a much broader range of punters in order to survive. Generally, there’ll be good quality tucker, possibly craft beers, family events, live entertainment and let’s not forget good old-fashioned hospitality. What’s not to love?
Who would pass up the opportunity to join a country pub crawl through the picturesque Scenic Rim, Ipswich, and Lockyer Valley regions? Better still a country pub crawl by helicopter? Excuse me? Yep you read that right, a chopper
What’s the favourite thing you love about your business?
The best thing about what we do is seeing the smile on everyone’s face before, during and after the tour.
As part of our overall experience, we send out postcards after the event and I had a Lady from the United States call and say when she went to the mailbox and saw our postcard, she cried.
What’s the company background?
Pterodactyl Helicopters was only ever to be a little venture for my wife and I so that I could indulge in my passion for flying and have it pay for itself. We had a passive income which could sustain us. However in 2008 just as we were getting started the GFC hit and the passive income dried up. So we had to make Pterodactyl much more than just a paid hobby.
We set out to identify what other companies did really badly and did those things really well. We created tours that did not exist and found a market to fill them and located in a region not known for tourism. The rest is history.
What’s your ultimate vision for Pterodactyl Helicopters Pty. Ltd.?
I would love to be the company that others look to and say ‘That’s how you do tourism’. All it takes is having all the team being passionate about what we do and achieving the highest level of service
A testimonial about Pterodactyl Helicopters Pty. Ltd.?
This was an amazing experience. Captain Mike and the other pilots could not have been more accommodating and friendly. The trip was just as promised – vineyards and lunch with sightseeing along the way. We had 3 helicopters and a party of 8 – everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute.
More information about Pterodactyl Helicopters Pty. Ltd.
Tourism Region: QLD-Brisbane region
Industry sector: Tour