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Classic Flights

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

My wife bought me the Barnstorming flight as a surprise for my 50th. It turned out to be the best... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2014
TootsTravels2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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This was a special treat as part of our Honeymoon visit to New Zealand. It was incredible, so much... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2014
gabster49
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England
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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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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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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...More

Thank TootsTravels2014
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank gabster49
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2014

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.

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...More

Thank LayingVapours
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2014

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...More

Reviewed 11 November 2014

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...More

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank petertheobald
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...More

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Thank itreknewzealand
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

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.

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...More

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Thank jculley
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank Phil G
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank Bill T
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank Peter S
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

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!

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