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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights with Classic Flights Wanaka, New Zealand....

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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You've gotta do the loop-the-loop!

Incredible experience flying in the tiger moths with my partner flying next to me! The sense of freedom as you're flying in an open cockpit is indescribable and the highlight of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2015
loouuiise
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Wanaka, New Zealand

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Incredible experience flying in the tiger moths with my partner flying next to me! The sense of freedom as you're flying in an open cockpit is indescribable and the highlight of the flight for me was going upside down in the loop-the-loop! You've gotta try it!

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Thank loouuiise
ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Hi Louise, Thanks for your review! We're stoked that your enjoyed your flight with us. Good on you for making the most and doing the loop as well! They're one of our favourite parts of any flight. Cheers, Matt More 

Wanaka
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

From the moment you make the phone call - Classic Flights are a standout company. Walking into the operation gives you a whole hearted sense that you have made the right decision. The small details and the passion runs through the whole experience. I booked my Mum age 72 and my son age 14 to take the two Tiger Moths... More 

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Thank Jools27Wanaka
ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Hi Jools, thanks so much for your review and kind words! We're pleased you enjoyed your experience with us - it certainly sounds like you and your son and mother truly experienced the freedom and romance of classic aviation! We love what we do and always hope that our passion shows through - glad you recognised it! Love your quote... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Amazing experience, very kind and welcoming staff. The view is just like a dream, and flying in the Waco was trully a treat.

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Thank Amit G
ClassicFlights, Front Office Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Hi Amit, Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. It is certainly a very special experience flying in the Waco! We look forward to seeing you again someday! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

This is a brilliant holiday activity. Far more than just a flight over the stunning Lake Wanaka, on arrival you are kitted out in overalls, leather jacket and flying goggles before boarding a WW2 era plane (in our case, a Waco) for a brilliant picturesque flight over the turquoise waters and emerald islands of Wanaka. For thrill-seekers the pilot will... More 

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ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thanks for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with us - it was our pleasure taking you up! Good on you for making the most of the flight and trying some stunts too! More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Brilliant - our own private plane gave us a super nearly two-hour flight on a lovely day. Our pilot Ash was very good at telling us what we were looking at, and helped ensure we had a super and comfortable experience. We had perfect weather, and it was comforting to know the company alters their itinerary to ensure the best... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Took the Barnstorming Flight with Peter for my Birthday on Xmas Eve. Best Birthday yet. Very informative briefing and kitting out in overalls, jacket and goggles, and headset. Amazing flight before the aerobatics, Peter is totally enthusiastic about his job and the love shows Don't let your friends tell you that you are mad! just do it!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

Today, we splurged on a special treat with Classic Flights: twin tiger moth flights over Wanaka. This had always been on my partners wish list although my prime motivation for agreeing to come along too was to share the experience, but wow, I sure am glad I did!!! We have tried a lot of different things... sky diving, paragliding, gliding...... More 

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Thank V C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

My wife bought me the Barnstorming flight as a surprise for my 50th. It turned out to be the best gift ever! Flying, thrills and the mountains are real passions of mine, and the barnstorm flight in the 1941 Tiger Moth gave me all three in bucket loads. We holiday in Wanaka 1-2 times a year, so to see the... More 

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Thank TootsTravels2014
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback. Pete always says he has the best job in the world and we always enjoy the people that walk through our door to go flying in our gorgeous vintage biplanes. Don't forget to call in and say hello when you are next back down this way. More 

England
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

This was a special treat as part of our Honeymoon visit to New Zealand. It was incredible, so much fun, so well organised and WOW the views. What a way to see Lake Wanaka it was breathtaking. I particularly enjoyed being persuaded to do a loop the loop!! That was great fun. Thank you for a very special day!

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Thank gabster49
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We get a lot of honeymoon couples come to the flights - either in the Waco together or side by side in the 2 Tigermoths. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in our beautiful country. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

I'd like to thank with my whole heart Pete and Julie for creating memories that will last a lifetime. You simply cannot visit Wanaka without taking one of their vintage aircraft out for a view over Lake Wanaka that'll make your heart ache. My wife and I felt so special being piloted by the safe hands of Pete in the... More 

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Thank LayingVapours
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We agree, it is THE perfect way to view Wanaka from above in one our open cock-pit biplanes. Our "mini museum"is forever growing as we acquire new pieces of aviation history to add to the small collection. Thanks again for sharing this unique experience in our beautiful Waco. More 

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