Do you have an aviation fanatic in the family or just looking for a fun day out? Check out these amazing aircraft experiences right here in the Toowoomba Region.
Australian Army Flying Museum
Located just 25 minutes from Toowoomba in the rural town of Oakey, this unique museum houses more than 20 aircraft flown by the Australian Army and related memorabilia from all eras of Australian military flying.
Some highlights include walking inside a heavy-lift Chinook helicopter, investigating a Blackhawk and viewing replicas of the three original aircraft first flown by military pilots in 1910-1912 – the Boxkite, Deperdussin and Bleriot.
There is also a section for kids to explore. If you have five or more people, phone ahead one week in advance and you can book a guided tour with one of the knowledgeable volunteers.
Location: Museum Drive, Oakey. A 25 minute drive west of Toowoomba
Opening hours and prices available on the Army Flying Museum Website.
Aerotec historical aircraft flights
Aerotec Queensland specialises in the restoration of classic aircraft from the 1930s to the present day and offers the opportunity to go flying in these amazing pieces of history.
Adventure flights are available in their high powered T28 Trojan, an American designed aircraft that was flown by the CIA in the Vietnam War and rebuilt by Aerotec in the 1990s.
Joy flights are also offered in their Boeing PT17 Stearman, a newly manufactured but 1942 designed aircraft, used as a trainer in the US Air Force for pilots heading out on other aircraft like Mustangs.
Visit Aerotec’s website for more information.
Darling Downs Aero Club
Feel like taking a joy flight over our beautiful region? Contact the Darling Downs Aero Club to get a bird’s eye view of some of the richest agricultural land in Australia and marvel at the magnificent patchwork quilt effect created by the coloured fields and farmland.
Their scenic flights can be tailored to suit your individual needs and fly over Toowoomba city, the Great Dividing Range and Tabletop Mountain.
Visit Darling Downs Aero Club’s website for more information.
Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport is Australia’s first privately funded, public airport, and is the first greenfield airport to be built in Australia in over 50 years. As Queensland’s newest cargo hub with a dedicated weekly 747-8 freighter service, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport has become a key part of Toowoomba’s economy.
Guided tours are available for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 40 people, with bookings essential. Or perhaps the kids out to spend the day watching aircraft take off and land while enjoying the cafés and playground.
Tour bookings: Wellcamp Airport website
Darling Downs Soaring Club – Bowenville
Located in the quaint village of Bowenville, less than an hour from Toowoomba, the Darling Downs Soaring Club will take you gliding over the stunning country landscape.
Choose a relaxed flight or if you’re feeling adventurous, ask for some aerobatics!
Visit the Darling Downs Soaring Club website for more information.
Tribal Flight Paragliding
Tribal Flight Paragliding offers amazing paragliding and paramotoring experiences to get you up in the air.
Choose your level, with everything from a 30-minute tandem joy-glide with an instructor to introductory and full licence courses.
Visit the Tribal Flight Paragliding’s website for more information.
For personalised service and tips by friendly knowledgeable locals, be sure to drop into one of the local Visitor Information Centres or give them a call.