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Classic Flights

Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4043
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Thrilling vintage fun

The Tiger Moth biplane rides were an absolute blast! The planes were beautiful, weather perfect... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2014
Peter S
,
Wixom, Michigan
Once in a lifetime experience

I took the 30 minute "Ultimate Barnstormer" with Peter in February 2014 in a 1940s Tigermoth, which... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2014
Simon G
,
York, England, 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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“open cockpit” (19 reviews)
“tiger moth” (41 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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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!

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...More

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

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...More

Reviewed 9 February 2014

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...More

Thank Nikki A
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

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...More

Reviewed 30 January 2014

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

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

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.

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...More

Thank Hazel L
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

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...More

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,...More

Thank hann9
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank Terry W
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

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.

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...More

Thank 303Ron
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank brian r
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

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...More

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!More

Thank Yorrick T
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

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...More

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