Argosy Flys Again!

Press Release: 25.08.2016
“First Class meals – Economy Class prices.”
Before long you will be able to book a “virtual flight”, complete with inflight movies and meals, on board the historic Argosy aircraft at Woodbourne.
Paul Davidson, who owns the aircraft and Argosy Café, says that now the current café operator has decided to move on, he will focus on refurbishing the aircraft, including a full re-paint, before raising it up on to one metre high plinths. Hydraulic rams inside the plinths will move in sync with the on-board sound and vision, giving the complete experience of a real flight on board what is the world’s last passenger Argosy.

None of these unique twin-boom aircraft are left flying anywhere in the world.

Paul says “There’s only one way to ever fly an Argosy these days, and that’s to come to Woodbourne. I guarantee you will not know the difference from a real flight – except your ears won’t pop!”

The flights will take off early next year. In the meantime the Argosy Café is temporarily closed, and Paul is looking for a new operator, who he says will need to be experienced, enthusiastic and creative, serving up modern cuisine in a family-friendly aviation themed environment. In other words, as Paul says He’s advertising nationwide and is happy to talk with anyone who would like to be involved in making the Argosy a unique and must-see Marlborough attraction.
CONTACT: Paul Davidson. 021 950600