If you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be a fighter pilot, then here is your chance. Jump aboard and strap yourself in for the ride of your life.
After arrival at the airport your highly trained pilot will go through a pre-flight safety briefing and overview of your flight.
This "Introduction to Warbirds" flight will be flown in the beautiful Hunter Valley region and includes an introduction to G-Force, weightlessness, and military manoeuvres including aerobatics such as loops, rolls, immelmans, cuban eights, and the ever graceful stall turn.
Whilst this adventure is not for the faint hearted, the flight is totally about your safety and comfort, so we can do as little or as much as you want - after all it’s your experience!
This warbird flight is approximately 15-20 minutes in duration, however please allow around an hour in total for this experience.
Aboout your aircraft - Yak 52
First designed in the 1970’s the Yak is still being manufactured and used by Air Forces all over the world. The Yak 52 was designed with one thing in mind - Aerobatics! Over 1800 of the type have been manufactured with the super-charged M14P engine giving a whopping 360 Hp and with it’s straight wing and span length ailerons can roll at over 180 degrees per second and snap roll even faster!
To the untrained eye the Yak and Chinese built Nanchang look very similar but given that the Yak was built for aerobatics it has a straight wing and much larger control services. It also uses more steel in it’s construction and has external as opposed to flush rivets.
All of our aircraft are kept to the highest standards and are regularly serviced by Luskintyre Aircraft Restoration.
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;
Cessnock Airport (Hunter Valley)