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Air Adventure Celebrates 4 Decades of Excellence


2017 marks the 40th anniversary since Rod Dyer founded Air Adventure Australia.

In 1977 Rod, equipped with his own plane and pilots license, started flying guests to his remote, 1 million acre cattle station, Ellenbrae in the Kimberley. He recognised that the sheer size of Australia means if you’re on the road then you are limited as to what you can see and you’ll spend countless hours driving rather than exploring. This and his thirst for adventure put Rod in a good positon to show fellow travellers the vastness and picturesque regions of remote Australia and so Air Adventure was born. Rod accumulated over 10,000 hours as a bush pilot, highly skilled in remote operations.

Over these 40 years, safety has always been the number one priority for Air Adventure. Since 1977 thousands of miles and happy adventurers have flown with the company to iconic places across Australia and they have done so with a perfect safety record. These days all aircraft are flown by a highly experienced Commercial Captain and fully supported by Airline Safety Standards.

Air Adventure, in patnership with Sharp Airlines operates immaculately presented Cessna Conquest II aircraft - when you step on board you are entering a sophisticated and high-performance touring vehicle. With a twin turbine engine (prop jet), state of the art Garmin avionics and a highly experienced, qualified Commercial Captain at the controls, you are in safe and experienced hands. Sharp Airlines hold an Australian Air Operators Certificate and apply their Airline Safety Standards across all aspects of flight operations.

Today, with Rod’s son John Dyer at the helm, the business continues to grow and evolve with new itineraries continually added to the offering.

With the launch of world-class golf courses in Tasmania in recent years, Air Adventure is not only flying guests to tour this beautiful apple-isle but also to play these incredible courses.

Being spread across different corners of Tassie reaching these courses can be a challenge, but the direct flights Air Adventure Golf Tours offer has made travelling to these top courses much easier and golfing guests can now experience all four courses over a four-day period.

The four-day tour enables guests to play Cape Wickham, Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm and Ocean Dunes golf courses all four which took out the top four places in Golf Magazines 2016 Top 100 Australian Courses.

“These courses are absolutely magnificent and are a must-play for any level golfer” said John Dyer, Managing Director of Air Adventure Golf Tours.

Air Adventure's private charter flights are coupled with seamless transfers, ensuring minimal time in transit and maximum time on the greens. In fact, King Island is only a 35-minute flight from Essendon Airport, and Barnbougle Airfield a 45-minute flight from Essendon. Therefore, in the time it takes to just check-in at the major domestic airports our golfers will already be lining up their first shot at any of these top four Australian courses.

“Our golfing tours have received such fantastic feedback from clients over the past 18 months,” said John Dyer. “Particularly as guests are able to avoid airport queues and rigid departure times. They also love that everything is arranged for them, from their flights to transfers, tee-off times and accommodation.”

If you are after a golfing trip above all others, this 4-day Top of the Chart’s golf tour is something you simply can’t go past!


For bookings call 1800 033 160/+61 3 5572 1371 or email golf@airadventure.com.au 

Air Adventure founder Rod Dyer with son John Dyer

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