Established in 1992, Gold Coast Helitours is the area’s largest private helicopter operator and is owned and operated by well known local businessman Scott Menzies. The company’s operational headquarters are based at the Marina Mirage Heliport in the heart of the Gold Coast major business and tourist area with a state of the art purpose-built helicopter hangar housing four of the company helicopters, fuel supply systems, security monitoring and alarms and 24 hour on site security patrols.
Located on the eastern side of the Broadwater with its own mooring facilities, the facility is unique in the region with landing pads for up to four helicopters at one time and executive offices and lounges in the same precinct nearby the marine law enforcement agencies, making it an ideal base for airborne operations. The helicopter landing pads have full night landing capacity with navigation lights and flood lighting for ultimate convenience and safety. It’s location provides for a high profile view of helicopter operations, ensuring a strong visual presence in the Southport broadwater region.
Gold Coast Helitours owns and operates a fleet of modern jet-engine and piston engine helicopters in a wide range of commercial operations. The company is a major player in the tourism sector, providing joy flights and entertainment packages for both domestic and international visitors. As the company of choice for major Queensland events such as the Gold Coast V8 Supercars and the Sanctuary Cove Boat international Show, it is the only city based commercial helicopter company with the capacity to meet the demands of transporting large numbers of passengers to and from major events on a non-stop rotating basis. It’s public image and professional presentation has earned a high reputation for efficiency and safety.
Gold Coast Helitours owns and operates the only fully mobile marine helicopter landing pad, purpose built on a fully approved and surveyed motorised pontoon, allowing for special operations to be located anywhere within the area’s waterways at very short notice. This helipad is capable of accommodating lightweight and medium to heavy aircraft such as any used for emergency service, commercial charter and law enforcement.
Gold Coast Helitours’ engineering base at Southport (remote from the operations base) is a large facility providing for preventative and routine maintenance of all of the company’s fleet by its engineering staff.
With an impeccable maintenance and safety record in more than twenty years of commercial operations, an engineering and operational infrastructure unmatched in the region and facilities located in the geographical centre of the city, Gold Coast Helitours is equipped like no other operator to offer full helicopter base facilities for emergency services and law enforcement agencies.