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Classic Flights

Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 4434043
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Owner description: Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights with Classic Flights Wanaka, New Zealand. Have you ever dreamed...
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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.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience. A little apprehensive given the open cockpit etc. That quickly changed once we took off - so gentle and truly breathtaking. We, my husband and I, and our 2 adult sons, took a flight to a remote station airstrip where the pilots set up a picnic lunch with great local wine (Julie did a fantastic job... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Incredible experience flying in the tiger moths with my partner flying next to me! The sense of freedom as you're flying in an open cockpit is indescribable and the highlight of the flight for me was going upside down in the loop-the-loop! You've gotta try it!

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Wanaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

From the moment you make the phone call - Classic Flights are a standout company. Walking into the operation gives you a whole hearted sense that you have made the right decision. The small details and the passion runs through the whole experience. I booked my Mum age 72 and my son age 14 to take the two Tiger Moths... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing experience, very kind and welcoming staff. The view is just like a dream, and flying in the Waco was trully a treat.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a brilliant holiday activity. Far more than just a flight over the stunning Lake Wanaka, on arrival you are kitted out in overalls, leather jacket and flying goggles before boarding a WW2 era plane (in our case, a Waco) for a brilliant picturesque flight over the turquoise waters and emerald islands of Wanaka. For thrill-seekers the pilot will... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Brilliant - our own private plane gave us a super nearly two-hour flight on a lovely day. Our pilot Ash was very good at telling us what we were looking at, and helped ensure we had a super and comfortable experience. We had perfect weather, and it was comforting to know the company alters their itinerary to ensure the best... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Took the Barnstorming Flight with Peter for my Birthday on Xmas Eve. Best Birthday yet. Very informative briefing and kitting out in overalls, jacket and goggles, and headset. Amazing flight before the aerobatics, Peter is totally enthusiastic about his job and the love shows Don't let your friends tell you that you are mad! just do it!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Today, we splurged on a special treat with Classic Flights: twin tiger moth flights over Wanaka. This had always been on my partners wish list although my prime motivation for agreeing to come along too was to share the experience, but wow, I sure am glad I did!!! We have tried a lot of different things... sky diving, paragliding, gliding...... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife bought me the Barnstorming flight as a surprise for my 50th. It turned out to be the best gift ever! Flying, thrills and the mountains are real passions of mine, and the barnstorm flight in the 1941 Tiger Moth gave me all three in bucket loads. We holiday in Wanaka 1-2 times a year, so to see the... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback. Pete always says he has the best job in the world and we always enjoy the people that walk through our door to go flying in our gorgeous vintage biplanes. Don't forget to call in and say hello when you are next back down this way. More 

England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was a special treat as part of our Honeymoon visit to New Zealand. It was incredible, so much fun, so well organised and WOW the views. What a way to see Lake Wanaka it was breathtaking. I particularly enjoyed being persuaded to do a loop the loop!! That was great fun. Thank you for a very special day!

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We get a lot of honeymoon couples come to the flights - either in the Waco together or side by side in the 2 Tigermoths. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in our beautiful country. More 

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