Palm Beach Helicopter Flight – What a Way to Spend Boxing Day!

Photo over Palm Beach

On Boxing Day, I took Bobbie and Steve on a helicopter flight from Bankstown to Palm Beach and down to Long Reef and back to Bankstown via the Lane of Entry. It was a surprise present from Bobbie to Steve for Christmas. The weather wasn't as clear as we would have liked but it did make the temperature nicer. We were lucky to get an air-conditioned Robinson R44 Raven II from Bankstown Helicopters. We were joined on the flight by the amazing instructor Jeremy.

Thanks to Bobbie for the following photos of the trip.

Photos from the flight to Palm Beach

Hawkesbury river photo with pilot in a helicopter
Photo of Lion Island
Photo over Palm Beach
Photo of Careel Bay
Photo of Clareville
Photo of Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Photo of North Narrabeen
Photo of Long Reef
Bankstown Airport
The Hawkesbury River
The Pilot (Me)
Moonee Moonee
Lion Island
Lion Island with Interior
Palm Beach
Careel Bay
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
North Narrabeen with Interior
Long Reef
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Flight Path

Outbound from Bankstown

Leaving Bankstown at 0830 we travelled out through Choppers North then used the Lane of Entry to head north towards the Hawkesbury River. Flying over the following checkpoints.

  • Parramatta
  • Pennant Hills
  • Hornsby
  • Patonga

North Beaches

Arriving at Patonga we then followed the Hawkesbury River out towards the sea. Arriving at Palm Beach. From Palm beach we followed Pittwater down to Scotland Island then we headed out to the coast and followed the beaches from North Narrabeen down to Long Reef. It was spectacular. I love that section of the coast. At Long reef we headed west as Victor One and Romeo 405 were very busy due to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. We joined the Lane of entry southbound back at Berowra.

Inbound to Bankstown

Travelling south from Berowra we flew over the following checkpoints.

  • Round Corner
  • Castle Hill CBD
  • M2 and M7 Interchange
  • Prospect Reservoir

From Prospect Reservoir we followed the pipeline back to Choppers West then onto Bankstown.

Palm Beach flight plan

Map of Flight Path - Thanks to OzRunways

How to come flying with me?

So you've read this and thought what a great idea I would love to go for a helicopter flight like Bobbie and Steve. Well you are in luck, just drop me an email at with where you would like to go and I'll get back to you with costs.

Other possible flights

  • Sydney Harbour
  • Blue Mountains
  • Wollongong
  • Central Coast
  • Hunter Valley

Also if there is somewhere else you would like to go don't hesitate to contact me and we can check out if it is possible.

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