Experience first hand the thrill of flight in a famous World War Two fighter.
Experience first hand the thrill of flight in a famous World War Two fighter and Australia’s fastest Piston engine aircraft.
Before strapping in, your experience begins with an overview of the Yak-3, an in depth briefing covering the flight followed by a detailed overview on safety. Then it’s off to the apron for a personal introduction to our beautiful Yak-3. Once securely strapped in, we taxi out for takeoff. After a final takeoff briefing, we ease the throttle forward and let you experience the roar of our 14 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2000 engine.
Now the adventure really begins. The first objective is a high-speed attack run towards the Lake Wyaralong area with a simulation of low level strafing – you will experience the thrill of being low and fast in a World War Two fighter.
We’ll then move to some classic fighter manoeuvres - combat aileron rolls, barrel rolls, and loops. We’ll pull G’s as we twist and turn to show you the true agility of this legendary aircraft. (Please note the aerobatic section of this flight is optional and can be substituted for some glorious straight and level flight). It’s then back to Archerfield where, we will ask approval for a classic fighter "buzz and break" manoeuvre prior to approach and landing.
After the flight, we’ll debrief and you will have the opportunity to discuss your flight, and most importantly get some photographs with the aircraft and your guests. If a USB was purchased on the day, you will also be shown your experience footage from the flight, while it downloads.
This is truly a fantastic experience and a perfect gift idea for aviation fans and something unique for that special someone. Mission Area: Lake Wyaralong.
One 25 minute Warbird Adventure from engine start to stop, including 15 minutes from take off to landing. Allow one hour for your total experience allowing for briefing and preflight, photo opportunities, de-brief and footage transfer if purchased. Flight upgrades are available on the day should you wish to extend your flight time.
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We offer optional flight footage (at extra cost, payable on the day) that you can take home after your flight. The flight footage contains every moment of your flight from take off in stunning high definition so you can share the experience with your family and friends or relive it yourself.
We recommend you eat regular meals prior to flight, avoid overeating, fruit juices or excessive fluid intake two hours prior to your flight. Get a good night's sleep and avoid excessive alcohol the night before.
Please note safety is our main concern and will not be compromised. Your flight may be rescheduled at short notice to another date, due to the following circumstances. Please note, flights are rescheduled to an agreed date at no cost to Fighter Pilot Adventure Flights:
- Unsuitable weather
- The aircraft is unserviceable
- The passenger is not fit to fly
- A suitable pilot is not available
- There is any safety issue that may prevent safety of the flight.
Military aircraft are built and tested to different standards than that put forward by CASA or any equivalent international civil aviation governing body. As such, in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Parts 132.140, 150 and 132.155;