The roar of the jet spooling up is one thing, but the sheer exhilaration of 4,000 pounds of jet firing you down the runway is simply mind-blowing!
Join an elite few and strap yourself into our head turning L-39 jet fighter for a mind blowing fighter pilot experience. Our L-39 is powered by the brilliant Ivchenko turbo fan jet engine that produces 4,000 pounds of thrust whilst the cockpit is air conditioned and pressurised for your comfort. Previously serving with the Ukrainian Air Force our L-39 was used to train pilots for advanced combat operations.
The experience will take you on a sortie from our Fighter Pilot base at Archerfield Airport. Having been greeted by our friendly ground staff you will receive a full operational briefing for your upcoming mission, after which you will be fitted into your flight suit and helmet and taken to the aircraft. Your pilot will ensure you are properly strapped into your seat and will explain some of the safety features and equipment in preparation for the flight. The engine start sequence is a highlight as it whistles up to RPM and your adventure is just about to begin. Your pilot will be in constant communication with you as the aircraft is guided through the planned sequence of manoeuvres. The L-39 is an extremely agile and exhilarating aircraft to fly with fantastic visibility from your seat in the cockpit. The views as we gracefully conduct our manoeuvres are simply stunning. Remember, we can crank it up or take it down a notch or two at any point, it's up to you!
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 our fighter base. They 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
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 pre-flight, 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;
- 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.