Aerobatic WWII Experience Flight, 20 minutes, Hobart

Aerobatic WWII Experience Flight, 20 minutes, Hobart

Experience the thrill & nostalgia of World War II fighter aircraft in a genuine piece of aviation history: the North American Harvard fighter trainer.

Cambridge Airport (Hobart)
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Item: AE18498RO
Our Price: $600
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  • Description
    • Genuine World War II fighter trainer aircraft
    • Aerobatics & ground attack manoeuvres
    • Al fresco flying with the canopy open
    • Flown by ex-RAF fighter pilot

    Experience the thrill & nostalgia of World War II fighter aircraft in a genuine piece of aviation history: the North American Harvard fighter trainer.

    Each flight is tailor-made so you get the best experience possible, ranging from adrenaline-pumping aerobatics and attack manoeuvres at up to 370km/h and over 3Gs, to a serene flight where you just soak up the nostalgic experience and watch the world drift by.

    Your experience starts with an up-close familiarisation with the aircraft, where you can see the wonderful engineering of the 40s.  After a brief about the safety equipment and flight profile, you are strapped into the rear cockpit of the Harvard, where the original instruments & controls take you back to the 40s.

    The enormous radial engine bursts into life and after a short while you're airborne, and the amazing 360 degree view from the bubble canopy can really be appreciated.  Your flight takes you past the fantastic backdrop of Hobart and Mount Wellington, before heading down towards Bruny Island and the edge of the Southern Ocean.

    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Passengers need to be of average health for their age, and be able to climb steps to enter the cockpit
    • The aerobatics and ground attacks are amazing manoeuvres which give you a feel for what it was like for World War II fighter pilots - however, they are not for everyone and are entirely optional
    • Maximum passenger weight is 120kg

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the conditions, and flat enclosed shoes
    • Friends and family can enjoy seeing the aircraft up close and seeing you fly

    What is Supplied

    • Allow 90 minutes for the whole event, giving 30 minutes in-cockpit and 20 minutes flying
    • Aviation headset provided
    • Full aircraft familiarisation & safety brief
    • Optional HD edited video of the event can be purchased on the day

    More Information

    Flights normally operate from Cambridge Airport however sometimes for operation reasons we operate from Hobart International Airport. These arrangements are organised closer to the time if required.

    Our Harvard fighter trainer was built in the middle of World War II and was used to train hundreds of Allied fighter pilots.

    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.



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Location

Cambridge Airport (Hobart)