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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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Fantastic experience

I concur with all the other reviews, Classic Flights is a fantastic experience. The day we arrived, it was too windy to fly, but we were shown the air craft and talked through... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2011
Alison D
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2011

I concur with all the other reviews, Classic Flights is a fantastic experience. The day we arrived, it was too windy to fly, but we were shown the air craft and talked through what would happen on the flight. The next morning we were good to go and the take off was smooth and flight over scenic Lake Wanaka and... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience and well done for doing the loop! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2011

An amazing experience from start to finish. As you go into the reception area at the airfield you are met by music from WW2 and a mini-museum of items from the period. You are kitted up in a leather and sheepswool flying jacket, silk scarf, flying helmet and goggles. Then you go out past other aircraft to climb into Peter's... More 

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Orchard Road, Singapore
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2011

If you are having second thought about taking this don’t. Vintage planes. beautiful blue skies, adrenalin pumping aerobatic moves and the friendliest pilot Peter. Go for it and you won’t regret it at all! It was really one of the coolest thing to must do in NZ. I took the aerobatic flight package which includes scenic flight on top of... More 

Thank Heffect
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

It was with some trepidation that I booked this experience...I am a bit of a scaredy cat, but the idea of the nostalgia of the plan and the beauty of the area won me over. I should not have had one worry. Peter was the ultimate professional...getting me all geared up and ready to go. His enthusiasm for flying the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2011

It was coolest thing i have done in Wanaka! Must try as it is a special experience to fly an aeroplane by myself!

Thank CatJochem
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2011

If you have ever fancied a flight in a vintage aircraft,then this is the place to try. My partner and i took the,'Romantic Flight' and it is something we shall never forget. We were blessed with fantastic weather,and the views over the lakes were stunning.Peter and his crew are really professional and good fun. The Tiger Moths are beautiful machines,and... More 

Thank Rich I
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2011

My husband and I went on a fantastic flight today with classic flights. We had a wonderful experience and the scenery was breathtaking! We would recommend anyone who was thinking about taking a flight to do it, you will not regret it! Thank you to Peter at classic flights for giving us a wonderful flight!

Thank KatrinaG1
Coromandel, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2011

My husband & I & two of our adult kids did the aerobatic Tiger Moth flight over Lake Wanaka, we were all blown away by the sheer JOY of this flight. They give you all the gear,bomber jacket,leather helmet & goggles ala Jean Batten ! The scenery, the wind in your face, & the thrill of loop the loop in... More 

Thank dianne057
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2011

My partner and I saw this on the internet and thought it looked amazing. We booked the Freedom of Romance trip which consists of two tiger moth planes, a flight over Wanaka, land in a remote spot, have a picnic and wine and fly back to base over the Clutha River. We did this trip at the beginning of March... More 

Thank Lozzablue
Wanaka, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2010

I had the opportunity to fly in a Classic Flights' Tigermoth and it was one of the best birthday presents I have ever had. The scenery is absolutely stunning and it is fantastic to see it from an open cockpit with the wind in your face! It such an amazing experience to step back in time and fly in a... More 

Thank Trish P

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