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Classic Flights

Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4043
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Mr Cook flight

Brilliant - our own private plane gave us a super nearly two-hour flight on a lovely day. Our pilot... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2014
Mark8023
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Perth, Australia
Best Birthday

Took the Barnstorming Flight with Peter for my Birthday on Xmas Eve. Best Birthday yet. Very... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2014
suehutt
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Perth, Australia
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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 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
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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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

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