Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Heli Taxi Bowen Superboats to Feature RAAF Solo Roulette Display This Saturday

This weekend, for the first time, Bowen will host a round of the Offshore Superboat Championships - and new local helicopter charter and passenger transfer provider North Queensland Heli Taxi are the new naming rights sponsor.

Meanwhile, it is being advertised that on Saturday 21 June, the skies above Bowen will come alive with a display by a solo RAAF Roulette.  The solo display will be happening at approximately 11am Saturday.

The Roulettes are the elite formation aerobatic display team of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Their primary role is to showcase the flying skills of the RAAF to the Australian public through aerobatic displays at major events and airshows.  The Roulettes currently fly Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft. These are two-seat single-engine (a Pratt and Whitney PT6A-62 turboprop with 950 shaft horsepower) aircraft, and are the major basic training aircraft of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Also, as we highlighted last month, North Qld Heli Taxi provides helicopter taxi, tour, and air work services based in the Proserpine and Airlie Beach area.  The business, using the 'Heli Taxi' brand, aims to offer affordable and flexible helicopter services, making travel easier across the region and out to the islands.  This service includes transit 'Heli Taxi' flights on request from travellers, from Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport to and from:  Shute Harbour Airport, Abell Point Marina (when approved), Bowen, Collinsville, Abbot Point, Montes, and the islands (only exclusions being Hamilton and Hayman Islands).

File photo taken by Dave  ©

North Queensland Heli Taxi will also provide tours to the Great Barrier Reef to view Heart, Hardy and Hook reefs as well as Whitehaven Beach and other unique destinations around the Whitsunday and Bowen Basin regions.

When fully operational and the anticipated approvals are in place North Queensland Heli Taxi expects to operate from bases at Abell Point Marina, Shute Harbour Airport, and Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport, as well as on-demand operations at Bowen and Collinsville Airports.

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