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Top Gun Tasmania – Mates & Partners



Tel: 13 6789

Need to get down to Hobart from the mainland? We recommend that you fly with Virgin Blue, Australia’s “Fun Airline”. They’ll get you down to Tasmania with a smile on your face with their fantastic service and convenient daily direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane (summer only). Better yet, if you buy a Jet Mission 2 or higher, we’ll shout you the return airfare* so call now and we’ll sign you up for your own “Richard Branson” style adventure!!!  Click here for more details.

For more info on Virgin Blue go to:

TASAIR PTY LTD, Hobart Intl Airport

TEL: +61 3 6248 5088

Tasmania’s premier regional airline and flight training school. With a large fleet of aircraft, they are the island experts in corporate charter flights, flight training, bush walking charter flights, scenic flights, and Regular Public Transport Commercial Flights. Go to


TOP GUN Tasmania just jap racing team – Targa Tasmania 2010 

(Play YouTube Top Gun / Just Jap Targa Tas Promo Clip)

Top Gun is proud to be teamed up with Just Jap Auto Imports forming the Top Gun Tasmania Just Jap Racing Team.  Two fabulous cars make up this highly experienced Targa racing team:

>Just Jap NSW – Nissan R32 GTR (above) Driven by Steve Thatcher (owner of Just Japs Auto Imports, Sydney) with Navigator Kelly Handley

>Just Jap TAS – Nismo 400 GTR (right) Driven by David Ayres with Navigator Robbie Bolton.

Keeping these impressive cars in top notch order are:

Ray Dolton – Team Manager

Gary Addis

Max Griffiths

Damien Moore

Gary Griffiths

Todd Cohen

James Kelly

And, our Japanese expert on all things fast with 4 wheels, from ATTKD Japan, Tsukada san – Japan’s GTR Tunning Expert.

Click here to see this year’s YouTube Top Gun/Just JapTarga promo clip


ZENTEL PTY LTD, Sandy Bay (Hobart) Tasmania.

Zentel is the proud owner of the Jet Provost (VH-YZB) operated by Top Gun Tasmania, to which it has an exclusive lease agreement. Zentel’s Managing Director, Dave Warren, is a successful and enthusiastic Tasmanian businessman and Astro-Physicist. When he’s not thinking about breaking edge technology and micro engineering astronomy devices, he fly’s our jet under the expert instruction of Dan Duggan. He also takes a keen interest in Top Gun Tasmania flight operations so you’ll probably se him lending a helping hand during our passenger flights. Dave is shown here with his Cirrus SR20 and Jet Provost.  Dave also owns and flies an electric powered ultra light aircraft, that’s right, an electric powered aircraft!! With these three aircraft Dave made international aviation history on 24 Dec. 2008 by being the first man to fly an electric powered, conventional driven piston (SR-20), and jet powered (JP5a) aircraft all in the same day!!!  Congrats Dave!! 



TEL: +61 3 6108 2220,   2/147 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

For all your financial planning, mortgage & finance, and wealth creation needs, call Retire Invest for disciplined sound advice and military attention to detail that will give you the peace of mind helping you enjoy life to the fullest!



TEL: +61 3 6234 3316

If you need to promote your business in “Top Gun” style with MAXIMUM EXPOSURE and MINIMUM COST, call Tim Franklin and his all star team at Radar Promotions. Tim Franklin’s in depth marketing knowledge and passion for customer service will accelerate you business ideas faster than a jet engine! … Well, almost:) Tim had the “Need For Speed” and is pictured to the right, pulling “G”,s flying fast, and loving every minute of it!!! Call Radar Promotions now at +61 3 6234 3316 for all you marketing needs!


TEL: +61 3 6231 6161

Tasmania’s only exclusive commercial vehicle dealer and agent, “Hobart City Commercials” offers “Top Gun” service to it’s statewide customers and clients. Give Geoff, Scott or Angela a call for a free quote today!! (Geoff shown to the right going vertical and loving it!!). Check out the web site to view the wide range of quality commercial vehicles.


For a comprehensive directory of Holiday Accommodation, travel info, attractions and events throughout Australia go to the Book It Now we bite.

Become a Corporate Partner of Top Gun Tasmania today!!! Give us a call for details.



Tel: +61 3 6234 2121

In the heart of the Hobart Waterfront, you’ll find Mure’s, Hobart’s most beloved seafood restaurant! Mure’s “Upper Deck” not only affords panoramic waterfront views but some of the most gourmet and fresh seafood dishes available in Tasmania. With it’s own fishing fleet, you’re sure to get fresh and top quality seafood of the highest standard. If you’re looking for a more affordable option for the whole family, Mure’s “Lower Deck” offers the same fresh catch, but served in a more casual family atmosphere with a fantastic Ice Cream Bar serving up mouth watering deserts!

Jill Mure, of Mure’s, is pictured to the right loving every minute of her Jet Adventure!


TEL +61 3 6260 2619

Dan Duggan, our Chief Pilot, recommends the Richmond Wine Centre for what he considers “The best steak in Australia!”. Located in the centre of historic Richmond, you’ll be charmed by the cottage setting but blown away by the large portions and fantastic food! True to it’s name, its also one of the best locations in the state to try some of Tasmania’s finest wines. You wont be disappointed!

On the main road of Richmond (Bridge St.) across from the Richmond Arms Pub



One of our favorite Pubs is the Richmond Arms Hotel . It’s one of the best country pubs in Tasmania with a friendly atmosphere, great food, and comfortable accommodation. Go to

42 Bridge St Richmond Tasmania 7025 Australia Ph: (03) 62602109 Fax:(03)62602623


The perfect place for a “quiet drop” or a bit of fun in the “Channel Area”.  Friendly staff, great atmosphere and conveniently located on the Channel Hwy makes for one of Tasmania’s great pubs! 

1704 Channel Highway Margate, 7054    TEL- 03 6267 2203 

email: [email protected]

SCHALLMAUER, Rostock Germany

If you happen to be traveling to Germany, a must stop is the “SCHALLMAUER” (German for “Sonic Boom”) in Rostock, Germany. It’s Europe’s premier “Fighter Pilot Bar”, if not the world!! Owned and operated by former German Fighter Pilots and just outside of one Germany’s most active fighter bases, you’ll be able to share a beer and hear a few Top Gun Tales from some of Europe’s “Real Top Guns”!!! Tell “Olaf” we said hello!!! 20 Doberaner St Rostock, Germany

Phone: +49 381 3750 747


Hobart Intl Airport Area.

Colonial RICHMOND & the Coal River Valley

We recommend staying in one of the many fine establishments in the historic village of Richmond, Tasmania in the heart of the Coal River Valley Wine Region. Only 15 mins from the airport and 25 mins to the CBD of Hobart, Richmond is Australia’s premier colonial village with the oldest stone bridge, the oldest Catholic Church, and Australia’s oldest gaol to mention just a few historical attractions. Surrounded by several top quality vineyards, it makes for an ideal and convenient location for any holiday. Go to

Barilla Holiday Park

If your looking for an affordable family retreat, call Barilla Holiday Park at 1800 465 453 just down the road from Richmond and only 7 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes to Hobart. They have accommodation, camping, food (the best Wood Fired Pizza in the Coal River Valley), and one of the newest Mini Golf “Put Put” courses in Tasmania. It’s lots of fun for the whole family!

Hobart Airport Hotel

For that early flight out back to the mainland, we recommend the newly constructed Hobart Airport Hotel.  It’s brand new and combines convenience and affordability.  Tell them we sent you for a great deal!  Standard rooms start from just $99. Tel. +61 3 6248 3555


There are so many great spots to choose from in Hobart that it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong.  Depending on your budget, here’s our top picks …

5 Star

-Islington Hotel (Hobart’s only 5 Star Guest House)- Tel. +61 3 6220 2123

-Henry Jones Art Hotel– Tel. 1300 665 581

4 Star

– Hotel Grand Chancellor – Tel. +61 3 6235 4535

Summerset On The Pier– Tel. +61 3 6220 6600

Wrest Point Hotel & Casino – Tel +61 3 6225 7563

3 Star

The Mantra – Tel. +61 3 6221 6000

Theatre Royal Hotel– Tel. +61 3 6234 6925

Launceston Airport Area

The Colonial Inn – The Colonial is our favorite “Launy” hotel that has it all … nice rooms, great value for money, fantastic restaurant and pub and a quaint setting.

31 Elizabth St. Launceston   Tel. 1800 060 955

Country Club Tasmania– Tel. +61 3 6225 7563

Devonport Airport Area

Quality Hotel Gateway–  Tel. +61 3 6424 4922

Wynyard / Burnie Airport Area

We stay at the Waterfront Hotel when we’re up in Wynyard. It’s a great spot overlooking the water only a few minutes from the airport. Tell the staff that Top Gun Tasmania sent you and you’ll be looked after like one of us!!

Phone: 03 6442 2351 Fax: 03 6442 3749


Colonial Richmond & The Cole River Valley Wine Region

Richmond Tasmania has always been known as one of Australia’s most preserved colonial towns.  With Australia’s oldest stone bridge, oldest Catholic Church, oldest Gaol, etc … there’s plenty of rich history to discover.  For more attractions in the Richmond area go to:

ZOO DOO – WILD LIFE PARK,  Richmond Tasmania

Widely acclaimed as Tasmania’s best zoo, Zoo-Doo is more than a zoo, it’s an adventure for the whole family!  Not only will you see Lions, Tigers, and Tasmanian Devils, but you can go on safari in Zoo Doo’s “Safari Bus” and the kids can even pet and feed rabbits, guinea pigs, wallabies, pigletts, koalas and whole lot more!  It’s Tasmania’s best wild life park and it’s only a short 20 minute drive from Hobart Airport.  We HIGHLY recommend it!

Tel: 03 6260 2444



It takes a certain type of person to jump out of a perfectly good airplane!!  If you’re that sort of adrenalin junkie, then we highly (no pun intended!) recommend Sky Dive Tasmania.  We have seen them in action and they run a very professional operation.  So, if you’re wild enough to do it, then go to Sky Dive Tasmania as they can tailor just about any Skydive adventure you can think of!!

Tel: 0400 500 123


Tasmania is one of the best fishing destinations in the world, with excellent world class trout fishing throughout the state. We recommend that you call BOB McKINLEY from FISH – WILD TASMANIA at 0418 348 223. Considered Tasmania’s top fly fisherman, Bob can give you some first hand expert fly fishing instruction to help make you a “Top Gun” of the rivers!!

Phone: 0418 348 223 A/H 03 6223 8917

More Activities coming soon



Top Gun Tasmania has directly donated to and has helped raise money for the following Charities and Non Profit Orgs.:

  • Zaidee’s Rainbow Gala Ball – Organ Donation Awareness
  • Fred Hollows Eye Ball
  • The Australian Red Cross, Victoria Bush Fire Appeal
  • Hobart Airport Community Victorian Bush Fire Fund
  • The Heart Foundation Of Tasmania
  • The Asthma Foundation Of Tasmania
  • The Cancer Council
  • The Leukemia Foundation
  • The Unity Foundation
  • EJ Whitten Brownlow and Grand Final Charity Events, Melbourne
  • The Hobart City Mission
  • The Tasmanian Rowing Council
  • The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The Red Cross, Tasmania
  • The RSPCA
  • The Butterfly Kids
  • The Coal River Cleanup Project
  • Wheelchair Sports Tasmania
  • Saint Giles Respite Service
  • The Make A Wish Foundation
  • The Australian Ireland Fund

In 2009 we helped raise over $30,000! We are proud to give back to the community, and by flying with us you’ll be helping us contribute to the above mentioned and other charities throughout the year!