RIDES DAY

MONDAY 18th April 2022

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 Warbirds and contributing to a successful event with more youngsters developing a desire to be involved in aviation.”

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. 

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, THEY WILL GO UP AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THE INFORMATION FROM THE OPERATORS as at 12.8.21

 

COMPANY

TYPE OF AIRCRAFT

PRICES

EMAIL

PHONE


Classic Flights  


1940s Tiger Moths


$299 for 20 minutes, $349 for 30 minutes.


info@classicflights.co.nz


+64 3 443 4043


Learn to Fly NZ


Cessna


Flights from $219


train@learntoflynz.com


+64 3 443 4043


Fighter Flights


YAK 3 V-12 Fighter


20 minutes is $2400 or 30 minutes is $2700. Fly in Full Noise, the Reno Gold Unlimited racer.


graeme@fighterflights.co.nz 


+64 21 141 0099 or
+64 21 992 890

 


Mustang Flights


North American
P51-D Mustang


20 minute flight for $3000.


grahambethellnz@gmail.com

 


+64 272 225 558


Alpine

Helicopters


AS350 Squirrel & MD500 

 


Scenic flights from $295 per person.

 


info@alpineheli.co.nz


+64 3 443 4000


Wanaka
Helicopters


AS350 Squirrel, Robinson 44, Robinson 22, Guimbal Cabri

 
Scenic flights from $250 per person.  ‘Hot Seat’ one hour training flight $449 (R22 or Cabri)

 

info@wanakahelicopters.co.nz

 

 

+64 3 443 1085
NZ 0800 46 36 26

 

RR Aviation Ltd

 

Avro Anson Mk1    


WWII Aircrew Experience flights.  An approximately 25 minute flight in the World’s last flying Avro Anson Mk 1 Coastal Reconnaissance Bomber. $990 per person, maximum 3 passengers each flight.

 

rraviation@xtra.co.nz

 

 

 

+64 27 337 5258

 

Fighter Jets NZ

 

 L-39 Jet Flights

 

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

 

craig@fighterjets.nz

 

+64 21 732 737