• Servicing regional and city areas

    Pay’s Air Charter
  • Scenic and Adventure Flights

    Pay’s Air Charter
  • Fire Spotting and Photography

    Pay’s Air Charter




Beechcraft Super Kingair 200. The Super Kingair is the mainstay of the mining charter and aeromedical fleets in Australia largely due to its solid construction and extraordinary reliability. The Kingair has a large, comfortable and pressurized cabin and is ideal for both executive transport and crew transfers. Contact Pay’s for more information or a quote on your charter requirements.

Cessna C208B Grand Caravan. The turbine powered Caravan is a modern, air conditioned 14 seat aircraft with superb short field and rough field capabilities. It has an enormous freight carrying capability and excellent range that enables it to serve even the remotest parts of Australia. Contact Pay’s for more information or a quote on your charter requirements.

Single Engine piston aircraft. Pay’s also operate a number of smaller single engine aircraft on charter. They are limited to a maximum of 3 passengers and can only be operated during the day in fine weather conditions.

About Us

Pay’s Air Charter is the Upper Hunters Premier Charter Company. With the ability to fly anywhere within Australia at short notice with passengers or freight. Pay’s regularly conduct charters for local businesses, the horse racing industry, state medical contractors and Government agencies. Some of the more exciting adventures have been a number of scenic flights through central Australia, including Lake Eyre tours.

For people who want to experience something unique Pay’s also offer a range of adventure flights in World War 2 aircraft for local scenic flights to aerobatics

Aerial Work

Fire Spotting

Pay’s Air Charter is a contractor to the NSW Rural Fire Service and Victoria Country Fire Authority to provide a Cessna Caravan for fire spotting and surveillance, and air attack coordination of fire bombing aircraft. Pay’s Cessna 182 is used for the same type of work on an ad-hoc basis.


Conducting photography from an aeroplane is the best way to cover a large area quickly and efficiently. The Cessna 182, 185 and Bird Dog are ideal platforms for aerial photography with a high wing and excellent low speed handling.

At Pay’s we have organised many photo shoots with local photographers and companies, and all pilots are familiar with Scone and the surrounding countryside. With our experience in this field we are able to judge the best time of day and weather conditions for optimal photography, and will keep you updated accordingly.


Cessna C208B Grand Caravan. The 14 seat Caravan is an excellent load carrying aircraft and is capable of operation from short and unprepared airstrips. With its high wing it is also excellent for scenic flights and aerial observation/reconnaissance.

Cessna 182. The 182 is a 4 seat high wing aircraft and is very cost effective for aerial work missions of short duration. Pay’s 182 is equipped with government agency radios for firefighting support, and a GPS tracking system that can be monitored from the ground.

Cessna 185. The Cessna 185 is suited to operations from unprepared and short airstrips. Both of Pay’s 185’s have been used extensively in remote parts of Australia for insect control, aerial baiting and observation.

Cessna 305 Bird Dog. The tandem seating arrangement of the Bird-Dog and excellent low speed handling make it the ideal platform for aerial observation and aerial photography. The windows are hinged at the top and fold inwards to enable unrestricted views from either side.

Joy Flights

  • Scenic Flights
  • Adventure Flights

Express Tour
Take off from Scone Airport and take in the sights of the Picturesque Upper Hunter. During this flight you will explore the Upper Hunter area including Lake Glenbawn, Liverpool Range and the Wingen Maid or alternatively head south to see the coal industry from the air and return overflying the local communities and horse studs in the Segenhoe Valley.
* Valued at $192.50 for 20 minutes
* Valued at $242 for 30 minutes
* Up to 3 passengers (weight restrictions apply)

Hunter Valley Tour
Alternatively why not take in all the sights with this 1 hour scenic flight for the great value of $473. This tour will explore the Hunter Valley area including Scone Township, Lake St Clair, and the Wineries providing beautiful views you will not want to miss!
* Up to 3 passengers (weight restrictions apply)

Explore Tour
We want to ensure you have the best experience possible and can tailor the tour to suit your desires. With this tour you can choose your preferred destinations – Wineries, mountains, or ocean views!

The North American Harvard was designed in the late 1930's following demand for an aircraft purpose built to train military pilots all over the world. There was an increasing demand for military combat pilots and by the 1940's the total training hours required had been cut to only 200 hours total, of that time 75 hours were in the T-6. The T-6G (1946) model was better than the previous designs because there was an increased fuel capacity, a more user-friendly cockpit layout and, a tail wheel that was steerable by the pilot. The T-6 was being used as a basic pilot trainer right up into the 70's and there are many that are airworthy today but only used in civil aviation.

This is ideal for someone who would like to enjoy the speed and the sound of a roaring radial engine in a genuine World War 2 military trainer. If you are feeling adventurous there is an option of doing aerobatics.
For a 20min flight just $484
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The DHC1 Chipmunk The DHC1 Chipmunk was designed just after World War II with the intention for it to replace the Tiger Moth as a trainer, and was first flown in 1946. Originally designed and built in Canada it went on to be built in both Britain and Portugal, with a total of 1298 being assembled in the three countries. 735 of these aircraft were used at the RAF’s primary pilot training bases, these were upgraded to the Gipsy Major 8 engine and designed as T 10's. The Chipmunk was not fully withdrawn from service until 1996. VH-AMV was purchased by Pay’s Air Service on 20th JUN 2005

Ideal for someone who would like to experience an initial trainer for aspiring pilots. A great aircraft to see the picturesque Hunter Valley as well as do basic aerobatics.
For a 20min flight just $165
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Winjeel A85-426 is a former RAAF Forward Air Control Aircraft that operated extensively in the Hunter Valley from their base at RAAF Williamtown. The first Winjeel was designed and developed by CAC in Victoria which was completed in 1951 to deliver the requirement for an aircraft to fulfil the basic training role previously carried out by the Tiger Moth and later the CAC Wirraway. The A85-426 was the 26th Winjeel produced and was delivered to the RAAF in June 1956. It was later converted from the training role to a Forward Air Control aircraft through the installation of smoke bomb racks and sights, upgraded radio equipment and aerials and camouflage markings.
Ideal for someone who is looking to take in the sights of the Upper Hunter in a genuine military trainer turned Forward Air Control aircraft with up to 3 passengers. For a 20min flight just $352

Coming Soon: More historic World War 2 combat aircraft will be available for adventure flights in the near future


Established in 2010 to service local charter requests, Pay’s Air Charter has quickly grown to be a major charter provider to government agencies and corporate clients all over Australia. Starting with one full time pilot and a twin Cessna 310. Pay’s now operate a range of single and multi-engine aircraft. In 2013 Pays started operating a 14 seat turbine powered Cessna 208 Grand Caravan and have since added the Beechcraft Kingair- a pressurized multi engine turbine aircraft to the list of aircraft available for charter. With 60 years of aviation experience, the Pay’s Group has a comprehensive safety and management system and is a key provider to government agencies for fire suppression and support, oil spill management and provision of medical services and non-critical patient transport. Pay’s ongoing commitment to safety has resulted in ISO9001 quality system, AS4801 OH&S management system and ISO14001 Environment management system certification.

Contact Us


Ross Pay - Managing Director / CFI
Riley Payne - Chief Pilot (Mobile: 0428 313 136)

Pay's Air Charter Scone Airport