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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 4043
08:00 - 17:00
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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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Absolutely awesome!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2013
Phoebe S
Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China
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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 

Thank Phoebe S
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 

Thank MEK09
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 

Thank Steve J
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 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We booked the freedom of romance flight months in advance for my partner's 50th birthday, an activity to share together. We made it quite clear when booking that this trip was for a special event.We were telephoned at 2pm on Sunday, the day before the trip to say it was cancelled due to there being one pilot available, the other... More 

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ClassicFlights, Owner at Classic Flights, responded to this review

The Owner Peter, had gone to Auckland to fly an aircraft back to Wanaka 5 days before your booking and was due back in Wanaka 3.5 days before your flight. Due to severe, unexpected weather throughout NZ, Peter got stuck in the North Island and couldn’t safely get back to Wanaka for the day of your flight despite countless attempts... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

I decided to book a Tiger Moth flight for my husband as I knew he would love it and chose the Freedom of Romance package as I knew I would love that. Everything was excellent. Julie, Peter and Shaun could not have been more helpful or attentive. The flights were everything we could have hoped for and the food was... More 

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

Thanks guys. We think romance is still alive and well and this is such a special location to share together. We now a new 1930's open cockpit bi-plane called a WACO where you can take 2 passengers in the front side by side. More 

Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the Tiger Moth flight to all who visit Wanaka. Julie, Peter and Shaun made our flights an experience we will always remember. Thanks! We will be back.

Thank Narelle S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

This was, without a single doubt, the best thing we did on our entire around the world trip. I cannot rate this highly enough. If you are in Wanaka, and you don't do this, you have stolen one of life's greatest experiences from yourself. Seriously, save for a year if need be, but do it. My wife and I did... More 

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

Thanks guys for the most amazing feedback!! Its hard to truly explain this experience to people.. so we don't tend to - we just suggest they go and try it for themselves. More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

As an ex pilot, I found this business a near perfect setup. It was good to see the casual atmosphere and dealing with people who are so enthusiastic about what they do. Wanaka must be about the best place in the world to fly a plane and add to that the chance to fly a real Tiger Moth, how can... More 

Thank David H
Wanaka, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

My sister in law and I decided to give my brother a secret present for when he was visiting here with my and shouted him a trip on a Tiger Moth with classic flights. Julie and Pete were so helpful in getting this experience for my brother without letting him realise what was going on til the last minute when... More 

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

Thanks for the feedback guys. We LOVE surprises and you have a very lucky brother!! Hope to see you again in the not to distant future. More 

New Delhi, India
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Flying a plane by oneself is a experience of one of its kind and with pilot Andy it just became memorable .the pilot has made me so comfortable as I was bit nervous..as it was my first hands on a flying plane ..He had explained everything so nicely about flight mechanism before flying .It was a highlight of our holiday... More 

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