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Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures

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Red Cat Biplane Flights and Aviation Adventures operate a Grumman Ag-Cat biplane that takes two passengers in addition to the pilot. For a fun open-cockpit experience where you get to dress up in leather jackets, flying helmet and goggles, we offer...more
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1 Harry Wigley Drive | Pukaki Airport, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Big Three option with Cessna aircraft. Views of peaks, glaciers and lakes were absolutely breathtaking and left me speechless. Chris shared so much knowledge about flight, Mt Cook National Park and surrounding areas. Explained our flight path on a map and gave advice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Raaadvis
Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Radvilas and Monika, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - we really appreciate it, particularly in knowing we are the first thing you will be recommending others to do/see in New Zealand. :-) It was a...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

WOW! A spur of the moment decision to stop and take some photos paid off for me! I am a bit of a plane geek and managed to talk my partner into a flight, what a stunning plane to fly in, the weather could not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic review! We are so pleased you got some great photos and videos of your flight and we look forward to flying you on our epic Alpine Adventure sometime in the future! All...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Went not once, but twice on the wonderful AgCat biplane! Chris knows his stuff. Plus his plane is unique in all of New Zealand, being the only passenger carrying Grumman AgCat. This 450bhp beast gets you smoothly across the Mackenzie Basin and the open top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your excellent review Chuosheng! It was a real pleasure to meet you and share the beauty of the Mackenzie Basin. Wishing you all the best in Malaysia! Cheers. Chris.

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

First real flight of the season!! Great way to start a New Zealand adventure. Weather was spectacular - Chris recommended we do a duel Cessna/biplane experience since you're warmer over the mountains in the Cessna and get to hear his great commentary. The biplane flight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles C
Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thanks for the fantastic review Charles - we really appreciate the time you took to write it. Yes, a great choice to do the Combo option and experience the best of both aircraft - particularly with such fantastic weather! All the best. Cheers. Chris.

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This was a spare of the moment thing. We were travelling from Tekapo to Queenstown when we a big red bi-plane sitting at Twizel aerodrome right beside the main road. My husband always wanted to ride in a bi-plane so we went in to check...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thanks Jennie for the great review! It was so nice that we were able to fulfil Jim's dream of flying in a biplane! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your New Zealand holiday! Cheers, Chris.

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Chris and Tania for making our anniversary flight so memorable. We loved it! So close to magnificent views. Fabulous to look down on our property. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone . Chris and MaxMore

Date of experience: January 2018
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Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

I'm so glad we were able to make your anniversary flight that much more special! It was so nice to meet you both and share such a fantastic day. Thank you also for donating the leather flying helmet to the "museum" which will added to...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Our flight to Mount Cook and the Tasman, Fox and Franz Josef glaciers today was one of the absolute highlights of our trip to New Zealand. The scenery was spectacular, the service was top-notch and I couldn’t have trusted the pilot more. If you’re looking...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Angela G
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We took the combo trip in mid-February as a Valentine's day treat, flying first in the Cessna to L Pukaki / Mt Cook / the glaciers, followed by a short bi-plane ride around the Twizel area to top it off. As with all the recent...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and positive review. I’m very pleased to read the combo experience in the Cessna and Grumman Ag-Cat biplane was the highlight of your South Island trip. It was a pleasure flying you....More

Reviewed February 23, 2018

We drove by Red Cat and decided when do you ever get the chance to fly in a 2 seat biplane over phenomenal scenery. He immediately got the plane going and had us up in the air in under 15min. We did the 3 lakes...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Meg M
Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Hi Meg, Thank you for the fantastic review! We're so glad you enjoyed your flight with us! Great advice for the ladies! :-) Cheers Chris

Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

I would urge anyone to seriously consider taking the Cessna flight with Chris over and around Mount Cook and as far as the Fox Glacier. It was the experience of a lifetime and something we shall never forget. We called in and talked to Chris...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mandi52
Redcat26, Owner at Red Cat Biplane Flights - Aviation Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review Mandi and David - it was a real pleasure flying you in both the Cessna over the glaciers and a local flight in our biplane. The "combo" deal is proving very popular. Great to hear your experience was worth...More

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Our most spectacular flight is the Alpine Adventure as you fly over New Zealand's largest glacier and right next to Aoraki Mt Cook. The best flight for a bit of everything (mountains, glacier, lakes and forest) is the Wild... More
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