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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Just fantastic an original Tiger Moth and superb staff who are friendly and helpful. A must do in... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Nonrev2
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Wonderful wings over Wanaka.

We did the "Freedom of Romance" flight in the two Tiger Moths. This was our Christmas present to... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Tony H
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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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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Just fantastic an original Tiger Moth and superb staff who are friendly and helpful. A must do in Wanaka.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We did the "Freedom of Romance" flight in the two Tiger Moths. This was our Christmas present to each other and it is one of the best things we have ever done. And we've been around a bit! An absolute delight from making the booking...More

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I was really hoping to get to fly in the Waco biplane (..which is unique in NZ), but the weather wasn't playing ball while we were in town. Peter was kind enough to accommodate this, by flying us at 7am on the day when the...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Flying Classic aircraft in the greatest place with great vistas. Great people and an experience never to be forgotten

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

One word... SPECTACULAR!! Partner and I did a 20min scenic flight in the Tiger Moths. It's was quite a windy day, but my pilot Peter flew that plane so well!! What a rush. Totally breath taking and both of us landed with the biggest smiles....More

Thank Phillip S
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had always wanted to ride in a Tigermoth and im so glad i got to do it in Wanaka. They got me all dressed up like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and then say me in the front of the plane, with the pilot...More

Thank Skipper84
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

So lucky we were… Flying over this breathtaking New Zealand landscape with Peter on a truly perfect day! Thanks to the whole team of Classic Flights! :)

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

My husband is a pilot so naturally we had to do some flying while we were in New Zealand. We had been recommended by a friend of ours, also a pilot, to check out the folks at Classic Flights. We were blown away! The owners...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience from start to finish. It was something I always wanted to do and thanks to the people at Wanaka Classic Flights I was able to do the flight. You could not ask for better service.

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Xmas present for the boss (she who must be obeyed). We went out in a pair of tiger moths. Surprisingly gentle flight even with some aerobatics. There's Nothing to compare with an open cockpit but still pretty well protected from the elements. You're well briefed...More

Thank Sc0us3r
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