Join an elite few and experience a flight in an original USAF WW2 fighter. The North American P51 Mustang is credited with having destroyed 4950 enemy aircraft and was pivotal in the allies securing air superiority in both Europe and the Pacific during WW2. This fighter embodied speed, manoeuvrability and range, combined characteristics unique in the class of aircraft it shared including the Spitfire, Messerschmitt 109, Focke-Wulf , Yakovlev Yak-3 and Zero. This plane is one of the few flying examples in the world and is arguably the best having only recently completing a complete restoration.
The experience will take you on a sortie out of Archerfield in our original WW2 veteran. We begin at our base with a full operation briefing by the pilot, after which you will then be fitted into a flight suit, taken to the aircraft and strapped into the plane in preparation for the flight.
The engine ignition sequence of the 2 stage supercharged 1650hp Rolls Royce engine starts you on your adventure where you will be taken through some of classic dog fight manoeuvres which may include loops, barrel rolls, half Cubans, wing-overs.
Imagine while you’re having the time of your life, your family and friends can relax at our hangar and enjoy the sights and sounds of the busy Brisbane airport. They will feel as though they are in an original WW2 operation center and will witness first hand your engine start, take-off and return, truly becoming part of the experience.
After the flight, we’ll join you to 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: Flinders Peak or Lake Wyaralong (upgrades available)
Duration: 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.
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;
- The design, manufacture and airworthiness of the aircraft are not required to meet any standard recognized by CASA; and
- CASA does not require the aircraft to be operated to the same degree of safety as an aircraft used for regular public transport or charter operations; and
- The passenger agrees to participate in this flight at his or her own risk; and
- If it is reasonable to believe that a passenger cannot understand the safety briefing; said passenger must be accompanied on the flight by a parent, guardian, or carer; and
- A more detailed briefing will be provided to the passenger before they board the aircraft
If the person making the booking for this flight is not the passenger, note that the operator of the flight is required to provide the passenger with a detailed briefing – to include the information contained herein – prior to the passenger boarding the aircraft.
Archerfield Airport (Brisbane)