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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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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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classic flights vintage tiger moth

travelled around New Zealand , two weeks in the North Island two weeks in the South Island the best was the classic flight in a vintage DH82 TIGER MOTH this is a must loved every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2014
Terry W
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

travelled around New Zealand , two weeks in the North Island two weeks in the South Island the best was the classic flight in a vintage DH82 TIGER MOTH this is a must loved every min of the flight ,felt like the red barron there is nothing like open air flight its an experience of freedom and romance love it

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Thank Terry W
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Terry. We enjoyed meeting both you and Alan - you left quite an impression on us yourselves… it was so much fun taking you flying!!! Hope to see you back one day. More 

Ingersoll, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

On our third visit to New Zealand in four years my wife of 46 years suggested buying me a flight in a Tiger Moth for my 70th birthday present which was in September 2013. When we went to book the flight we discovered that we could both go up in a beautiful Waco Bi-plane. Julie was so helpful in settling... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed our beautiful Waco Ron. She really is a stunner, and coupled with such gorgeous scenery here it just makes for an amazing experience. Hope to see you and Judith back for your 50th wedding anniversary - maybe a "Freedom of Romance Experience" to celebrate the special occasion. PS - I thought you looked "dashing" in your... More 

stirling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Our romantic lunch tiger moth flights were one of the highlights of our recent holiday in New Zealand. Such an exhilarating trip made perfect by great attention to detail. Excellent value for money for such a unique experience. If you are near Wanaka then this is a must do

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The "Freedom of Romance" is such a very special and totally unique product. We think romance is alive and well and this experience is one of the few we've encountered that really is something so special - feedback from our customers really confirms that so thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Beautiful scenery, open cockpit and a classic aircraft. You get to sit in the front seat. The air stunts over the lake (loopings and few rolls) made the experience complete. Just great, don't mis it!

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Yorrick. The tigers are such graceful old girls - you really have to experience them to get a true appreciation for how different it is flying open cockpit as opposed to flying in a modern aircraft. May they forever grace our skies! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

We had the most amazing flight over Lake Wanaka into the national park with Classic Flights. The weather was outstanding and the views, incredible. To be flying without any barrier to the outside gave us exhilarating 360 degree views. The cockpit was surprisingly roomy and the windscreen gave great protection from the wind. To do this in two vintage tiger... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks Mark and Sally for your wonderful feedback. The "Freedom of Romance" is a very special product and one that is truly unique. The added bonus of the stunning scenery here in Wanaka is just the icing on the cake! Hope to see you both back in Wanaka at some stage - do call in for a catchup if you're... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

I have been lucky enough to have flown in a number of Tiger Moths, but the Classic Flights experience at Wanaka was by far the best. My 30 minutes of soaring above beautiful valleys and snow capped mountains was just amazing. The Tiger Moth lets you feel the romance and rawness of flying. The fact you sit at the front... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We were so excited that the weather was good enough for our trip with Peter at Classic Flights - it was just amazing, word can't express the feeling of flying, the scenery and the experience. So relaxed, organised and creative (take some time to see the exhibits) Just do it - worth every $. Thanks Peter for making our trip... More 

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Thank TravelMad1088
Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Peter & Julie are both so lovely and welcoming and you feel right at home as soon as you walk into the reception. The hangar was really well-decorated and had some great planes. We were really lucky with the weather as it was blue skies for our entire stay in Wanaka. The views were unbelievable -- never seen anything so... More 

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Want to have the best experience of your life? Take a Tiger Moth flight with Peter at Classic Flights. He has a 100% safety record and has flown various aircraft for more than 25 years. His specialty is the Tiger Moth. (Since I was a bit anxious about going up in a small plane, I asked all the vital questions... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great comments and really thrilled you enjoyed your tiger flight over Wanaka so much. We feel this is the most scenic location in NZ in which to take a flight in one of these beautiful vintage aircraft. We never tire of it so Im sure seeing the beauty of the place for the first time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Superlatives fail to adequately describe this thoroughly exhilarating experience. From the warm and friendly reception provided by Julie, to the silky aerobatic skills of Peter, the whole experience was faultless. The fact that the skies were blue, the windsock limp, and the temperature, for mid winter, a very generous 2 degrees Celsius, certainly added icing to an already perfect cake.... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Wow Steve, thanks so much. Its undeniable just how much Pete loves flying these old girls. For him its such a delight every time he goes flying. Thanks for sharing our passion and we hope to see you back in Wanaka again sometime – maybe with your girls next time for a flight in our gorgeous new Waco. More 

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