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“Acrobatics 2013”
Review of Classic Flights

Classic Flights
Ranked #20 of 58 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.
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Acrobatics 2013”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Ian and karen Mclean
We also flew in formation, did the loop, and corkscrew. It was the highlight of our trip. What a great team, made the whole experience one we will never forget. The weather was fantastic, as was all the views, we would recommend this flight to anyone. It was so good we are intending to book the lunch flight and stay in Wanaka, as Pete suggested, when we return in December.

Visited January 2013
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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thanks so much for the great feedback. Flying in 2 tiger moths together is a really unique experience and one that customers just love! As far as we are aware there aren't too many places in the world where this is an option. If you enjoyed this flight wait till you try the "Freedom of Romance" experience. It really is something special. Look forward to seeing you both again at the end of the year.
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Formby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Looping the loop with Classic Flights Wanaka”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

What an excellent experience over beautiful lake Wanaka. Flying with my wife in formation then breaking off to do the most exquisite vertical loop before returning, what an opportunity. Had the atmosphere of imagined Royal Flying Core days especially with the flying gear provided. Very friendly operators.

Visited February 2013
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Canterbury
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Brilliant Wanaka Flight Experience”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Had a flight voucher bought me for a birthday & was a little nervous....but no need, great team, pilot and thoroughly enjoyed the whole Experience. My Pilot was particularly attentive to my nervousness and checked with me all along to make sure I was happy and before making any turns or changes he again checked in with me so that I knew exactly what was happening...great stuff guys. Loved the flight and will treasure memories of it for many years to come... there arn't many places in the world you can get into one of these flying machines, so if your undecided or putting it off, dont!

Visited February 2013
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Alexandra, New Zealand
1 review
“Great 50th present”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The whole experience was great. Very professional and combined with a perfect blue sky day made the flight one to remember. Well done Classic flights!

Visited January 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“What an experience. I smiled during the whole flight and for the rest of the day.”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Down to earth staff, that gave us very good explanations before, during and after the flight. Since we were 2 passengers, we flew in 2 Tiger Moth from 1932 in formation. Loop, etc over the magnificent lake of Wanaka with the mountains as scenery. Absolutely amazing. If you want to try something out of the ordinary - fly with Classic Flights. The two pilots did a fantastic job.

Visited November 2012
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