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Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to strap yourself into one of the most exciting helicopters ever built: the jet powered McDonnell Douglas 500E. This is your chance to immerse yourself in a thrilling 20 minute 'doors off' military-style flight experience.
Immerse yourself in a cinematic style Black Ops helicopter experience high above Sydney. For the more adventurous this Black Ops flight is an adrenalin filled doors off mission, where your experienced pilot will manoeuvre the military grade helicopter at an impressive 130 knots (240 kph) over Sydney!
Suit up for a preflight briefing where you’ll also be fitted out in a flight helmet with a personal GoPro attached, capturing not only your mission experience but the full walk up and action around the aircraft prior to departure. Note: If your head is too big for the flight helmet we will supply you with a headset and handheld (tethered) GoPro instead!
After the flight mission, the footage is given to you to keep as a memento of your time spent in the “500”.
In an Australian first, this is no ordinary helicopter flight, you will experience the legendary aircraft made famous in so many feature films including Apocalypse Now, The Italian Job & Mission Impossible. So adrenalin-inducing it should come with a health warning...
Please arrive 20mins prior to flight departure. This experience is not available from 12 June to 22 September 2023
Maximum group size of 3 people.
If the weather is inclement on the day of your flight, the flight may be re-scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient. On these occasions the company may also exercise a “60-minute wait window”. This means that they will reserve the right to make a decision to fly for up to 60 minutes after the original booking time.
Closed shoes are required. No loose items will be permitted allowed on board the aircraft
Be sure to read Black Ops full Terms & Conditions on their website.
This experience takes place in the skies above Sydney, departing Sydney Airport.
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