Birdsville Scenic Flights
(In-conjunction with Wrights Air)
Starting March 31st Birdsville Aviation will be conducting scenic flights around the local and wider Birdsville area. Four well thought out and balanced itineraries will be offered with some flights ranging from 25 mins in duration and taking in the immediate local Birdsville area to others taking up most of the day and being much farther reaching.
Birdsville Aviation is an owned and operated subsidiary of the famous Birdsville Hotel, also owners of the Birdsville Bakery. Birdsville Aviation has for 40 years operated the aviation fuel business in town and in more recent years also handles the ground handling and check- in services for Regional Express Airlines at Birdsville Airport. All Birdsville Aviation scenic flights are operated in conjunction with Wrights Air. Wrights Air are based in William Creek, South Australia and have been operating for over 25 years. They have a legendary reputation of providing exceptional scenic flights in exceptional aircraft in the remote Australian outback.
The owners of the Hotel (and Birdsville Aviation) have a long history in the aviation and tourism industries with Talia Ellis once being based at the small ‘outpost’ of William Creek. Once a junior pilot for Wrights Air, Talia quickly rose to being the company chief pilot and for 7 years had up to 20 aircraft and pilots working under her. After her time at Wrights Air Talia moved to be chief pilot of Spirit Aviation, the aircraft subsidiary of outback touring business, Outback Spirit, until purchasing the Birdsville Hotel with her husband in 2019. Talia has extensive bush flying experience and has spent the majority of her time in the Birdsville and William Creek regions of Australia. From mustering stock on remote stations to scenic flights, Talia’s extensive experience in the aviation and scenic flight world will ensure you a safe and unforgettable flight, no matter what itinerary you choose.
Birdsville Aviation operate 3 aircraft including a Cessna Grand Caravan which features high wing, air-conditioning, 14 seats and turbine engine reliability. It also operates a Cessna 210 which is a 5 seater, high wing aircraft utilised for smaller parties as well as a Cessna 206 5 seater, high wing aircraft used on the shorter scenic routes. The Cessna 206 model has been chosen specifically for its ease of embarking and disembarking due to its unique rear door configuration.