Derby Day – Saturday 30th October, 2021
Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 2nd November, 2021
Oaks Day – Thursday 4th November, 2021
Stakes Day – Saturday 6th November, 2021
Avoid the traffic and arrive via the most scenic route and in the most stylish manner by chartering a Microflite helicopter.
Shuttle and exclusive flights available. Shuttle flight option is only available to book from Flemington Racecourse to Melbourne Heliport.
Pricing below is from/to our Melbourne Heliport to Flemington. If you wish to departure from a different location, please contact our Client Services team to discuss availability and pricing on (03) 8587 9700.
For return flights from Flemington please exit at the Main Gate near the Birdcage and walk a short 5 minutes to our helipad at the Wetlands. If you haven’t purchased a flight you can do this at the helipad with a Client Services team member.
Shared flight per person
Exclusive Exclusive flight for you and your
group Up to 6 passengers
$400 pp (only available for Flemington to Melbourne)
$2,600 One Way
Shuttle Shared flight per person
(only available for Flemington to Melbourne)
Exclusive Exclusive flight for you and your group Up to 6 passengers
If you would like to book a Spring Racing Carnival flight to or from another of our Heli-Express locations (Geelong, Lilydale, Mornington Peninsula or Phillip Island), please contact us on (03) 8587 9700 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ON THE DAY
Relax and await your pilot in Microflite’s welcoming lounge at our Moorabbin Heliport facility.
Meet at our Melbourne helipad lounge in the bluestone building near the Spencer Street bridge in Batman Park.
Our helipad at Melbourne Airport is conveniently located at the Mercedes Benz facility, a short drive from the terminals.
Yes, you must arrive at the helipad 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Microflite has a strict schedule to follow on major event days. If you are late for your flight the helicopter will not wait for you.
Your safety is our top priority, and Microflite will cancel flights when we feel safety margins may be affected. Our Client Services team will keep you updated with weather reports if we believe weather may impact your scheduled flight. If your flight is likely to be cancelled, we will notify you in the morning of the event. You will be given the option to cancel your flight and receive a full refund. If you decide to go ahead with your flight, but the return is later cancelled due to weather you will be refunded the difference between a return and one-way flight. You will need to find your own transport to return from the event.
If you miss your flight it is regarded as a ‘No Show’. As per our cancellation policy, a ‘No show’ is regarded as a cancellation by a client made less than 48 hours from the booking, and no refund will apply.
There is a short walk of approximately 5 minutes from the helipad to the entry gate.
Helicopter departures available from our Melbourne Heliport, Moorabbin Heliport or Melbourne Airport and be tranported directly to the event. Custom event transfers available. Contact us to find out more.