Experience the raw thrill of the aerobatic manoeuvres used in almost every airshow routine conducted by demonstration pilots around the world: the four point hesitation roll, the barrel roll and the lazy eight or even the impressive vertical roll, if you dare. We adapt the flight as we go so if you can handle the pressure, we'll give you the Gs.
On arrival you'll be greeted by our host and directed to our briefing room. Here your pilot will provide a full military style brief and safety instructions. We'll then suit you up in your pilot uniform and helmet.
Now you'll strap in to your fighter jet and be guided through the start procedures - feel the awe as the jet engine spools up and the adventure begins. Complete the checklist items and taxi out to the runway to prepare for take off. Then 4000 pounds of jet thrust will launch you into the atmosphere. With speeds of up to 800 km per hour the L-39 is the sleekest and most modern jet fighter conducting adventure flights in Australia.
Once up in the air you will climb to the manoeuvring area up to an altitude of 7000ft. You will commence with "G" warm-up manoeuvres then move on to live the high performance of the L-39 Fighter. You are the co-pilot and your flight is both interactive and customised and you can even change the flight profile while you're airborne.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
Hunter Valley, Pokolbin. Just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney following the F3 freeway.
New South Wales
Flight time is approximately 20 minutes. Flights are available seven days a week weather permitting. We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Price quoted is for one person. Each flight experience will be conducted one to one with the pilot. This allows us to tailor each flight to suit every passenger.
There is a minimum age of 16 years for sport and vintage flights and we have flown people up to 85 years of age. Any flights undertaken are at the sole risk of the passenger. We always tailor the flight to suit the individual. You should generally be in good health and weigh less than 140 kgs.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes, long pants, rubber soled enclosed shoes and bring a light jacket (heavier clothing may be needed during winter). We supply each passenger with a military flying helmet incorporating an electric intercom and full flight suit. Sunglasses are recommended.
An indemnity waiver will be required to be signed prior to your flight. All of our missions can be videoed so you can re-live your ride of a lifetime and share your experience with friends and relatives. Each video is professionally edited and mixed with appropriate music and can be purchased on the day.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)