RIDES DAY

MONDAY 13th April 2020

Rides Day assists us to find the next generation of Warbirds pilots. Warbirds Over Wanaka wants to get people into flying so one day some of them may be flying at our Airshows.


• The New Zealand Warbirds Association is keen to support any moves which might result in more pilots being interested in flying the older aircraft.

• The Sport Aircraft Association “looks forward to working with WOW and contributing to a successful event with more youngsters developing a desire to be involved in aviation.”


The Rides Day is for people who are keen to try flying - see how affordable it can be on Easter Monday. Local operators and visiting aircraft owners will be offering rides in many different aircraft. The Catalina will also be at the Airshow.

There is no entry fee to the airport and this Rides Day is a separate event to the Airshow. Operators will charge for flights, please book directly with the operator listed below. Arrive at the airport in good time – parking will be signposted. Please stay away from the main part of the airport, for safety reasons, as we take down marquees. The information kiosk at the Airshow will have more information.


PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE MORE AIRCRAFT ADDED TO THIS LIST IN COMING MONTHS

The following Rides Day aircraft are listed here.  Please contact the operator directly and they will provide you with details on ride days and times, costs and maps on how to reach their aircraft.

RIDES DAY PARTICIPANTS   As at 8.19

COMPANY

 AIRCRAFT

COSTS

EMAIL

PHONE

 

Classic Flights    

 

1940s Tiger Moths

 

$255 for 20 minutes, $299 for 30 minutes.

 

info@classicflights.co.nz

 

+64 3 443 4043

 

Wanaka Flight   Training

 

Cessna

 

Flights from $189.

 

train@learntoflynz.com

 

+64 3 443 4043

 

Fighter Flights

 

YAK 3  V-12 Fighter

 

20 minutes is $2300 or 30 minutes is $2599.  

Both with a video.  Fly in Full Noise, the Reno Gold Unlimited racer.

 

graeme@fighterflights.co.nz 

 

+64 21 141 0099 or 027 318 7934

 

Fighter Jets NZ

 

L-39 joy rides

 

$2,988 for a 20 minute flight.  $3588 for 30 minutes.  Longer flights by arrangement.

 

craig@fighterjets.nz

 

+64 21 732 737

 

Mustang Flights

 

 

North American
P51-D Mustang

 

20 minute flight for $3000.

 

grahambethellnz@gmail.com

 

 

+64 272 225 558

 

Avro Anson Flights

 

Avro Anson Mk 1
(twin engine)

 

Adventure flights (only one of its type flying in the World).  Approximately a 25 minute flight for $990 per person, maximum 3 passengers each flight.

 

 

rraviation@xtra.co.nz

 

+64 27 337 5258