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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4043
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A must do in Wanaka. 2 or 3 in the afternoon is the perfect timing for us. Great view of the lakes... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Juvy P
via mobile
JUST THE BEST experience ... flying a bi-plane

After getting togged out in overalls, leather jacket & helmet there were plenty of photo shots of... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
planetogra
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Tewantin, Australia
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Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights with Classic Flights Wanaka, New Zealand. Have you ever dreamed of experiencing a piece of aviation history? To step back in time where Pilots were larger than life, and heroes to all those who lifted their eyes skyward to the sound of an old Tigermoth flying overhead? Then take a flightseeing trip around Wanaka and see breathtaking New Zealand scenery in a Vintage Aircraft. Experience the excitement of the early flyers and their flying machines; the smell of oil and aviation fuel, combined with the aroma of fresh leather. As you don the old-style leather flying helmet, complete with flying goggles and silk scarf, experience the anticipation of being taken back in time to the nostalgia of this by-gone era.The exhilaration of the open cockpit and the wind in your face - discover the freedom and romance of a vintage scenic flight from Wanaka, one of the most spectacular scenic locations in New Zealand.
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“open cockpit” (21 reviews)
“tiger moth” (44 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 4043
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A must do in Wanaka. 2 or 3 in the afternoon is the perfect timing for us. Great view of the lakes. Our pilot is awesome. They are all nice and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Juvy P
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

After getting togged out in overalls, leather jacket & helmet there were plenty of photo shots of the Tiger Moth & ... call me ACE ... taxi, take off all quite smooth, but the flight is a bit bumpy in the open cockpit ... the...More

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Cannot speak more highly of this place!!! One of our best experiences in our whole New Zealand holiday! We were very lucky to have Peter as our pilot, on a Waco aircraft that could fit 2 person in front. He was an absolute delight and...More

Thank Stefanie T
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our 14yo Harry was keen to give this a go and said it was the best thing he has ever done. Pilot Lucy really looked after Harry and he thoroughly loved flying with her. Biggest smile afterwards.

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Months before our trip to New Zealand we booked a picnic flight in two Tigar Moths. Weather is always the wild card so we just hoped gor sunshine. The night before our flight there was an unseasonable snowfall in Queenstown. We were sure that our...More

Thank StriteJnK
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Jaw-dropping and unmissable experience! Unbelievable scenery from above and to feel the fresh open air passing around you in the open-cockpit was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Such a beautiful aircraft and exquisitely looked after; it was a rare privilage to fly in the Tiger Moth. We...More

Thank 01donala
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Just done the tigermoth barnstormer flight at wanaka classic flights. Fantastic experience with some aerobatics. My pilot Lucy was fantastic, great pilot. Views were out of this world and flying in this 1940s tigermoth a once in lifetime experience. All the flying gear was provided...More

Thank bish71250
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Aircraft look great but unfortunately was unable to get off the ground because staff neglected to check the voucher number I provided, then did not honor my certificate when I arrived despite previously confirming the date and time. We scheduled part of our family trip...More

1  Thank cdelgior
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Where do I start with the review on this one? Looking for something for my family and to celebrate my son’s birthday that was exciting enough for him and his girlfriend age 23, my wife and myself in the older bracket. I went through all...More

2  Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Best memory of my trip to NZ!!! I've jumped from a plan at 15000ft, bungee jumped, shotover jet plus saw loads of great scenery but the thing I shall remember the most about my trip to the South Island was the 30 mins me and...More

Thank hollydog1968
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