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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 4043
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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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A barnstorming flight in a Tiger Moth has been on my bucket list for a long time and I have often nearly done it close to home but then I saw the ad for classic flights at lake... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2014
jculley
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Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

A barnstorming flight in a Tiger Moth has been on my bucket list for a long time and I have often nearly done it close to home but then I saw the ad for classic flights at lake Wanaka with the photo of the old bi-plane set against a picture perfect backdrop of blue sky and crystal clear water and... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We would have to agree that to fly in an old vintage plane over Wanaka is sometimes quite surreal - we live here because it is so beautiful and we love to be able to share this breathtaking place with our guests. So pleased you enjoyed your flight and maybe we'll see you back one day... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

I decided to treat myself on our trip - wow, wow and wow! The staff were amazing, the aeroplanes just stunning! I love World War 2 history - I have now sat in the seat used by some of my heroes. I cannot emphasise how breathtaking it was...highly recommended!

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Thank Phil G
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks Phil. Its quite thought provoking isn't it when you sit in the seat of the Tigermoths and close your eyes and imagine just what life must have been like in this bygone era. Thanks for experiencing a piece of nostalgia with us and hope to see you again someday. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

I have spent 42 years of my life flying and 37 professionally. Last year I went out for the Barnstormer flight and enjoyed it so much I came back again for another flight. When you go through the front door of the office the first hing you notice is how clean the establishment is which speaks volumes of the professionalism... More 

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Thank Bill T
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Bill, was so great to see you again and the fact you enjoyed it just as much the second time was such a compliment - by the sounds of it we may just be seeing you again in another few years too!! Thanks for the great comments about the business. We are truly passionate about what we do and when... More 

Wixom, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Tiger Moth biplane rides were an absolute blast! The planes were beautiful, weather perfect, the flight suits, jackets, helmet - all felt authentic for the occasion. The 20 minute ride over Lake Wanaka was spectacular and once in a lifetime. The two of us flew side-by-side, providing great photo ops. Even the grass landing strip was just right. The... More 

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Thank Peter S
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Peter. Getting 2 tiger moths out flying together is just an awesome experience. May they continue to grace our skies for many years to come yet! More 

York, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

I took the 30 minute "Ultimate Barnstormer" with Peter in February 2014 in a 1940s Tigermoth, which consisted of a flight over Lake Wanaka followed by some acrobatics: A roll, loop the loop and slow spin. I've never experienced anything like this before and can't recommend it enough! Calm, peaceful and beautiful, then utterly terrifying and exhilerating - only during... More 

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Thank Simon G
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Simon, it was great to meet you and take you flying. I agree, going from an almost hypnotic state to a gentle roller coaster gives you the opportunity to experience a bit of everything. When you've had a flight in a tigermoth you really appreciate the true meaning of flight. No computer buttons to push on these old girls!! More 

Bamaga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

From the booking process to taking the flight in the Waco this was absolutely seamless and we could not find fault if we tried. The beauty of the landscape, the feeling of travelling back in time and Peter, our pilot, made this the highlight of our recent trip to New Zealand. When we return, we will be back, thank you!

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Thank Nikki A
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The Waco is our "new baby". She is the only one of her kind in New Zealand and is just a stunning bi-plane. To sit together in this gorgeous aircraft from the 1930s AND over some of the most beautiful scenery in NZ ... it just doesn't get any better! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

An absolutely brilliant experience. Pete, our pilot was excellent. Attentive in the preparations we had total faith in the safety side of things and the attention to other details - like taking a photo in the leather flying jacket beside the plane and ensuring we were comfortable and at ease. The actual flight was great and, unless like me you... More 

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

Thanks guys. So pleased you not only enjoyed the flight, but the touches of history we have for our customers to enjoy in the hangar as well. One day, Peter will stop collecting (I live in hope!!) More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

Classic flight in a Tiger Moth with acrobatics.I would have happily done the whole thing again.Thanks a million

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Thank Ron G
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

The tigers are addictive, thats for sure! So pleased you enjoyed your flight experience with us. The aerobatics are very graceful and so much fun for the adventurous at heart. More 

Hamilton, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

My husband decided on our honeymoon to do a tiger moth flight. The operators were very helpful. We rang the night before and Peter went out of his way to fit my husband in earlier for a flight as we had limited time. We were made very welcome and my husband loved the flight, and he was even given a... More 

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Thank Hazel L
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. So pleased you took the opportunity to pick up the phone and book to come flying with us. A tigermoth flight is hard to describe until you've actually done it. Peter is determined to still be flying these "old girls" when they are 100 years old in 2040. He'll be 80yrs old by then, so Im... More 

Dunedin
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

If you do nothing else in Wanaka, take the time to enjoy what Classic Flights has to offer. "The Ultimate Barnstormer" complete with some aerobatics above Wanaka's stunning scenery is a thrill not to be missed. From start to finish, complete with full period dress, an open cockpit educational, professional experience.

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Thank hann9
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our Ultimate Barnstormer experience. We think from the air is the BEST way to see Wanaka. You don't seem much of the lake from the township but when you take to the skies you can see just how large (45km long) the lake actually is, and also just how beautiful. To fly in... More 

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