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“Tigermoth Barnstormer Flight - best attraction/activity in Wanaka.”
Review of Classic Flights

Classic Flights
Ranked #18 of 59 Tours in Wanaka
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our 14yo Harry was keen to give this a go and said it was the best thing he has ever done. Pilot Lucy really looked after Harry and he thoroughly loved flying with her. Biggest smile afterwards.

Thank BobP1073
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Months before our trip to New Zealand we booked a picnic flight in two Tigar Moths. Weather is always the wild card so we just hoped gor sunshine.

The night before our flight there was an unseasonable snowfall in Queenstown. We were sure that our flight would be cancelled. A morning call let us know the flight was on so we drove to Wanaka.

When we got there they told us they had been trying to contact our hotel. We thpught rhey were going to have to cancel the flight. We were so happy when we heard that they couldn't land for the picnic BUT they could do the flight. Yay!! We could eat any where... the flight was the important part.

So there were two Tiger Moths and two pilots ready to go. After getting us geared up we each got into a plane the pilots got us settled and ready to go.

The flight was great. The scenery was awesome and the picture opportunities were amazing. Each passenger had the opportunity to choose to do a loop-to-loop (or not -- no pressure).

The whole flight was so much fun (and not scary like a rollar coaster would have been).

Thank StriteJnK
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Jaw-dropping and unmissable experience! Unbelievable scenery from above and to feel the fresh open air passing around you in the open-cockpit was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Such a beautiful aircraft and exquisitely looked after; it was a rare privilage to fly in the Tiger Moth. We performed a backwards summersault over the Lake Wanaka and had the most incredible perspective over the southern alps. Thank you so much Classic Flights, Wanaka, I have achieved a dream and a lifelong memory.

1  Thank 01donala
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Just done the tigermoth barnstormer flight at wanaka classic flights. Fantastic experience with some aerobatics. My pilot Lucy was fantastic, great pilot. Views were out of this world and flying in this 1940s tigermoth a once in lifetime experience. All the flying gear was provided so you look the the part and keeps you warm up there. Took my go-pro which they kindly attached to the wing strut and got some amazing footage over lake wanaka which was like glass when we flew over. The whole flight was amazing and the aerobatics great fun with amazing views thrown in.

Thank bish71250
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Aircraft look great but unfortunately was unable to get off the ground because staff neglected to check the voucher number I provided, then did not honor my certificate when I arrived despite previously confirming the date and time. We scheduled part of our family trip to NZ around this appointment, and were denied because their boss was not reachable by phone to verify the voucher. Treated as if I forged the fancy certificate on which staffer even recognized her own handwriting. Incredibly poor handling and huge disappointment. The only bad experience on our three week tour of NZ.

1  Thank cdelgior
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