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Classic Flights

Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4043
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Absolutely Breathtaking!

My husband went up in the Tiger Moth with Devon and my 7 year old son and I in the Waco with Pete... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2015
ShannonCB
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Ko Samui, Thailand
Simply Sensational

.A really magnificent experience and if you are ever in Wanaka a must do. The atmosphere in the... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2015
mfranks911
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Edgware, United Kingdom
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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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“tiger moth” (48 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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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

Thank ShannonCB
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

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

Thank mfranks911
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

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

Thank katherine632015
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

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...More

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

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

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...More

Thank Jools27Wanaka
ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2015

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...More

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.

Thank Amit G
ClassicFlights, Front Office Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2015

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!

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...More

Thank Craig W
ClassicFlights, Public Relations Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2015

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!

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,...More

Thank Mark8023
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...More

Thank suehutt
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...More

Thank V C
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