Go back to the 1950’s with a flight in an original 1950’s De Havilland ‘Chipmunk’. Enjoy the thrilling ride of aerobics- sit back and enjoy!
Your experience will begin with a pre-flight briefing and inspection of the aircraft before getting strapped in and soaring off into the ‘Big Blue’ in your very own original 1950’s De Havilland ‘Chipmunk’.
Then you will be helped to strap yourself into your seat. You will be sitting at the back of the aircraft and your pilot will be sitting behind you. When all is ready and the propeller has been swung to start the engine you will be up and away on your De Havilland Chipmunk, aerobatic flight.
You have communication with your pilot for the duration of the flight and he will make the journey as enjoyable as possible for you, explaining the Manoeuvres and being as adventurous with loop the loops and rolls as you wish. Alternatively you can choose to just sit and watch the world fly past while your pilot points out the areas of interest.
On return to the Hangar you will be assisted from the aircraft by the ground crew and there will be an opportunity for some further photos to compliment your amazing memories of your De Havilland Chipmunk aerobatic flight.
Information about your plane:
Built in the 1950’s our De Havilland Chipmunk started life with the Royal Air Force and is one of the RAF’s longest serving aircraft after being retired in 1993. The Chipmunk replaced the Tiger Moth as an initial pilot trainer, offering relatively modern features such as flaps, brakes, radio and enclosed cockpit. The Duke of Edinburgh learned to fly in the Chipmunks and made his first solo flight in 1952. In later years the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York also received their initial pilot training in Chipmunks!
This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Camden, NSW. 1 hour drive from the Sydney CBD.
Allow approximately 1 hour for the full experience which includes 15 minutes preparation time – 30 minutes flight time and then 10 – 15 minutes at the end of flight for photos etc.
There is a minimum age of 13 years and a maximum weight 115kg.
A camera is ok but please have a strap to attach it to your wrist. We ask customers to sign a flight form that gives us their name address and phone number. Each passenger is fully insured for the duration of the flight.
You will be one-on-one with your pilot.
All spectators are very welcome and will be escorted to an area on the tarmac where they can watch you take-off and land.
Clear, calm conditions are needed. We cancel in strong wind and adverse conditions. The office is open from 7am so please ring before leaving home for your flight. If cancelled we will re-schedule at a time to suit the customer depending on availability.
Flights take place between 7am and 5pm, available 7 days a week, subject to weather conditions. This experience is not available Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day. Mornings are best due to calm air.
Minimum of 24 hours is required to reschedule or a 25% cancellation fee may be charged.
The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.
Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5
by Barjumpa A Barrel Roll of Excitement not to be missed.
For my 50th I was given the DeHavilland Chipmuck Aerobatic 30 Min Flight. People... I could not recommend the gift any more highly. I have been flying for a number of years but this was so exciting doing beginner aerobatic moves, turns rolls, loops and hammer throws.. The Bucket List has another tick in it.
The countryside and clear air made it just perfect. I will be back.
20 November 2012