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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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My husband decided on our honeymoon to do a tiger moth flight. The operators were very helpful. We... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2014
Hazel L
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Hamilton, Australia
The Ultimate Barnstormer

If you do nothing else in Wanaka, take the time to enjoy what Classic Flights has to offer. "The... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2014
hann9
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Dunedin
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“tiger moth”(44 reviews)
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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...more
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Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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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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...More

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

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...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

Thank Phoebe S
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