Written for the Ord Valley Muster by Dianne Bortoletto
High quality regional air service provider Aviair and HeliSpirit, based in Kununurra and Karratha, return to partner with the Ord Valley Muster’s biggest party, now called the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience.
Aviair HeliSpirit Managing Director Michael McConachy said he was delighted to announce a return as naming rights sponsor.
“The value of the Ord Valley Muster and the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience to the Kununurra business community is well recognised by the lengthening of the tourist season and the raising profile of Kununurra as a destination,” Mr McConachy said.
“To see the event supported by the same founding business 17 years on is a real success story for the Kimberley Moon Experience and a testament to the belief in the event by the business.”
The first edition of the Kimberley Moon Experience in 1999 was supported by the aviation company, then called Slingair Heliwork WA.
Since its inception, the Kimberley Moon Experience has taken off to become a ‘must-attend’ bucket list event headlined by Australia’s biggest artists including Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian and Eskimo Joe. It includes a black tie sit down dinner area for 500-plus guests under the stars with an exclusive dance floor and a more casual general admission area for families.
The Ord Valley Muster is a nine-time Festival and Events winner at the WA Tourism Awards, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Kimberley Moon Experience in 2008.
New partners Aviair and HeliSpirit are just as impressive.
Awarded gold at the 2017 WA Tourism Awards in the Major Tour and Transport Operator category, Aviair operates the most impressive general aviation fleet in the Kimberley. Aviair is the air tour specialist for the magnificent Bungle Bungle and Mitchell Falls as well as chartered corporate flights across the Kimberley and Pilbara.
With a fleet of 13 beautiful turbine engine aircraft including Cessna Caravans, Pilatus PC12s and Super King Air B200 types, Aviair is an expanding regional airline operating regular flights in the Kimberley with plans to soon operate a network connecting the Pilbara, Kimberley and Gascoyne regions.
HeliSpirit operates a fleet of 23 helicopters from eight locations including Karratha, Purnululu, Mitchell Falls, El Questro, Lake Argyle resort, Katherine Gorge and also an affiliated commercial helicopter flight training school, the Australian Helicopter Academy in Kununurra.
A silver medal winner at the 2017 WA Tourism Awards for Adventure Tourism, HeliSpirit offers unforgettable scenic flights, heli-fishing, waterfall flights, week-long luxury helicopter safaris, corporate helicopter charter as well as search and rescue, fire and resource support, sling load and remote passenger transfers.
The Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience concert will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Jim Hughes Amphitheatre on the banks of the Ord River. The line-up announcement will be made in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, save the date and start planning an extraordinary Kimberley experience at the 18th edition of the Ord Valley Muster held in Kununurra in Western Australia from 11 to 20 May 2018.
The State Government is a proud supporter of the event through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
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