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Classic Aero Adventure Flights

Classic Aero Adventure Flights
Experience the thrills, sound and feel of a true ex-RAAF aircraft over some of the most beautiful coastline and countryside in all of Australia!

From family-friendly cruising to thrilling aerobatics, we have the flight for you!

"It's an experience I would recommend to anyone. The flight is something I will remember for a long time and you couldn't ask for a better pilot. Over the next few days I find myself gazing up at the sky, wishing I was up there in the Winjeel, flying upside down at 3,500 feet."
Chris Evans, Northern Star.


Come along for an experience like no other that will exceed your expectations! Whether you're after "Mild" or "Wild", our goal is to provide you with a completely unique, thrilling and safe experience in our fully-restored ex-RAAF CA-25 Winjeel (meaning "Young Eagle" in an Aboriginal dialect)! Whether you're looking for the thrills of an aerobatic adventure or prefer a more relaxed experience, you'll have a fantastic time on a flight with Classic Aero!

Our CA-25 was designed and built for the Royal Australian Air Force and was used as a training aircraft from 1956 until being retired from service in 1969. The Winjeel is a true piece of history in that it is the last Australian designed and built plane to serve with the RAAF. Ours is one of only 24 still airworthy; it has been fully restored and is lovingly maintained in top condition. With 4 seats, it allows us to accommodate up to 3 passengers at no extra cost on non-aerobatic flights (size and weight restrictions may apply). What better way to enjoy the experience of flight in our Winjeel over the Northern Rivers' coast and hinterland than with friends or family. Aerobatic flights are limited to one passenger.

Depending on the flight, we'll pass local sights and landmarks at low-level such as Cape Byron, Broken Head, Lennox Head, Mt. Warning, South Ballina, Bangalow, Lismore, Alstonville, Nimbin and Evans Head. If you have a requested flight path and we can do it, we will!

A flight with Classic Aero is suitable for almost anyone. We will make every effort to accommodate children as young as two, as well as elderly or disabled passengers. Transportation to and from our hangar can in most circumstances be arranged upon request.

Classic Aero Adventure Flights offers the most unique and exciting experience available in the Northern Rivers region; one you're guaranteed to remember for a long time to come. Don't let the opportunity pass you by; Book today!

Business Hours: 7 Days a week (We can possibly arrange sunrise flights upon request)



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Cancellation Policy

Size and weight restrictions apply. We will do our best to accommodate all interested parties including children (consent of a parent or legal guardian is required for all passengers under 18 years of age) and those with disabilities but on occasion due to safety concerns the plane's design and the logistics involved; that may not be possible.It is the responsibility of all passengers to declare to Classic Aero prior to a flight with us any physical and/or mental condition that may affect the safe completion of the flight for all participants or that may compromise the safety of the public at large. All participants expressing any such impairment shall be assessed by our staff and only cleared to fly if deemed by us to be safe to do so. Passengers deemed to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; or those exhibiting unruly antisocial or dangerous behavior will not be allowed to fly and will be subject to a forfeiture of their full fare.It is our goal to provide everyone with a safe comfortable and unforgetable flight. Our CA-25 Winjeel is maintained to the highest standards and is in excellent mechanical and structural condition and we consistently review weather conditions and forecasts. We will not fly if there are any unaddressed issues with the plane which might affect its airworthiness that arise in our regular inspections or if the weather is deemed poor enough to constitute a risk to the safe completion of a mission. Unforeseen events however may occur. These can include but are not limited to turbulence a sudden and unforeseen change in weather or mechanical issues. A 100% cancellation fee will be assessed for all "no-show" passengers. A 50% cancellation fee applies for all bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled flight. A full refund will be given for any cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the time of departure. Refunds of deposits or fares made to travel agencies or booking agents are at the discretio

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