Classic Mission

Designed to get you up in our North American P-51 Mustang, the Classic Fighter Mission is a 20 minute adventure joy flight letting you experience first hand the thrill of flight in a famous World War Two fighter.

Before strapping in, your experience begins with an overview of the North American P-51 Mustang, an in depth briefing covering the flight followed by a detailed overview on safety. Then it’s off to the apron for a personal introduction to the stunning P-51 Mustang.

Once securely strapped in, we taxi out for takeoff. After a final takeoff briefing, we ease the throttle forward and let you experience the roar of a Merlin engine - this is the same sound and experience that many young men heard as they took off on a mission over Northern Europe.

Now the adventure really begins. The first objective is a high-speed attack run through the Hunua valley’s simulation low level strafing – you will experience the thrill of being low and fast in a World War Two fighter……

We’ll then move to some classic fighter manoeuvres - combat aileron rolls, barrel rolls, and loops. We’ll pull G’s as we twist and turn to show you the true agility of this legendary aircraft and why this was truly a war winner. (Please note the aerobatic section of this flight is optional and can be substituted for some glorious straight and level flight)

Finally, we celebrate our victory with a high speed run up the Hauraki Gulf.

It’s then back to Ardmore where over the airfield you’ll experience the classic fighter “buzz and break” manoeuvre prior to approach and landing.

Following a full de-brief there will be an opportunity to take more photos, discuss the flight with your pilot and ask as many questions as you like.

Price: $2800 incl. GST

Other Options

Want to fly but the Mustang isn't quite what you are looking for?
Check out our Strikemaster and AT-6 Harvard options.