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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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Fantastic experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2015
Craig W
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London, England, United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Craig W
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Mark8023
Perth, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Thank suehutt
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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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 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

If you have learned to fly a tiger moth or would like to try, get yourself to Wanaka and enjoy time with Peter in his fantastic plane. I have flown 8 or 9 times now and love every minute from take off to landing. Peter is very professional, calm and an experienced instructor. I will be back for more and... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback Patrick. As you know Pete's favorite aircraft are his beautiful old tiger moths and he loves any opportunity to take them out flying - particularly with fellow pilots. Look forward to seeing you back in Wanaka again in the near future to do some more "taming of the tigers". More 

India
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99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

After many email exchanges in which I succeeded in thoroughly confusing Julie of Classic flights, finally I did the 20 min flight in the Tiger Moth in October. It was a very interesting experience, the only thing I can tell you is, the flight will be much more enjoyable in warmer weather. It was quite chilly when I flew, and... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I was given a trip with Classic Flights for my 60th birthday. The whole experience from start to finish was great. It was great to see Wanaka and the Lake from a biplane and experience the open cockpit with the wind and noise of the plane. It was a perfect day for flying and one my wife and I will... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

George thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Pleased you enjoyed your 60th birthday present - we sure enjoyed meeting you and taking you flying. More 

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