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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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One for the bucket list. B####dy marvellous

Xmas present for the boss (she who must be obeyed). We went out in a pair of tiger moths... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
Sc0us3r
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The Freedom Of Romance Flight

Superlatives are not enough to describe this adventure. Two WWII Tiger Moth Biplanes. Two pilots... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
Charles_and_Debbi
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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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“the loop” (10 reviews)
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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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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

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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Superlatives are not enough to describe this adventure. Two WWII Tiger Moth Biplanes. Two pilots, flying together up the lake and setting down on the shore. A romantic picnic for two. Pure awesomeness. Six stars.

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Having donned the Biggles style outfit, we took to the skies in the Tiger Moth. What a beautiful plane, providing stunning views over the lake and its surrounds. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the open cockpit, but it was tranquil and pretty much...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

As I arrived I felt I was treated as a VIP. Peter Hendriks the owner was so friendly and welcoming for a flight of my life. I climbed to the height of 2-3,000 feet and then had the thrill of a life time when the...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Don't put it off, do it now. My wife gave me the Barn Storming flight for my birthday and it was the best experience. Nothing beats the feeling of flying in an open cockpit with whole world around you, especially when the the view is...More

Thank Allan B
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Very professional set up, building confidence to sit in the open front seat of a Tiger Moth over wonderful scenery. Very highly recommended. Not cheap but worth the money. Do it.

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ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Hi Melvyn, Thanks for your review and recommendation. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again sometime! Thanks, Matt

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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I have been putting off this review for the simple reason that I can't find the words to describe my flight. My husband and I had booked a flight for both of us in the Waco but when we arrived the sight of a beautifully...More

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ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Hi DeDe, Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear that your experience with us was a highlight of your trip! Good on you for making the most of your flight and going for the aerobatics! Sounds like you're a true barnstormer!...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

My husband went up in the Tiger Moth with Devon and my 7 year old son and I in the Waco with Pete on a picture perfect day in Wanaka. It was, as I said in the review title, breathtaking. The scenery was stunning and...More

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ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Hi Shannon, Thanks so much for your review and kind words - we always love to hear that customers have enjoyed their time with us. Autumn is one of our favourite times to fly, and it sounds like you got to experience the freedom of...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

.A really magnificent experience and if you are ever in Wanaka a must do. The atmosphere in the "waiting room" is period and for those interested in vintage aircraft the hanger is a treasure. We could not get off at the time we were originally...More

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ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Hi MFranks, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Great to hear your appreciated our Classic flights 'museum'! We certainly put a lot of love in passion into what we do and are always pleased when...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2015

What an amazing experience. A little apprehensive given the open cockpit etc. That quickly changed once we took off - so gentle and truly breathtaking. We, my husband and I, and our 2 adult sons, took a flight to a remote station airstrip where the...More

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ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Hi Katherine, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience. Sounds like you and your family had our whole fleet of classic aircraft out flying! Great to hear that your initial apprehension was replaced with excitement...More

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