01  —  Joy Flights

Scenic Joy Flights over the Hunter Valley & Newcastle

Vintage Aviation operates scenic flights in a rare 1945 Tiger Moth vintage biplane. We recreate the golden age of aviation where the passenger sits in an open-cockpit dressed in vintage flying gear.

Departing Cessnock airport in the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards, passengers can soar above world-class wineries, vine-laced hills, verdant valleys and all the Hunter Valley attractions. On longer flights we fly to the industrious mining belt in Muswellbrook or take in the breathtaking coastline of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.

The experience includes a pre-flight briefing and photo opportunities with the plane.

Book an unforgettable 15, 30 or 60 minute scenic flight for yourself or your loved one. Or purchase a voucher for the perfect gift!

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02  —  Fees

Packages & Fees

15 Minutes

$240 Per Person

What’s Included

  • 15 Minute flight inside the open cockpit 1945 Tiger Moth Bi-plane

  • Witness a hand start of the engine
  • Wear authentic leather flying jacket, helmet & goggles
  • Opportunity for photographs with the Tiger Moth Bi-plane
  • See the spectacular sights on offer such as the many Vineyards & Wineries, Gourmet Farms, Hunter Valley Gardens, Cypress Lakes Resort, Crown Plaza Resort, Hope Estate etc.
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30 Minutes

$450 Per Person

What’s Included

  • 30 Minute flight in the open cockpit 1945 Tiger Moth Bi-plane

  • Witness a hand start of the engine
  • Wear authentic leather flying jacket, helmet & goggles
  • Opportunity for photographs with the Tiger Moth Bi-plane
  • See the spectacular sights on offer such as the many Vineyards & Wineries, Gourmet Farms, Hunter Valley Gardens, Cypress Lakes Resort, Crown Plaza Resort, The Vintage Greg Norman Golf Course, Hope Estate, Roche Estate, Lovedale Road, Hunter River & the Historic Luskintyre Bridge
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60 Minutes

$799 Per Person

What’s Included

This 60 minute package includes all the features of the shorter packages + choice of the following routes:

  • Route #1: Pokolbin to Lake Macquarie, Newcastle Beaches – Fly from Pokolbin to Lake Macquarie then onto the stunning Newcastle coastline. Sights include Nobby’s Beach & Lighthouse, Merewether Beach, Newcastle Beach, Fort Scratchley.

  • Route #2: Pokolbin to Upper Hunter Valley – Fly from Pokolbin to Singleton taking in the sights of the Hunter River, vineyards & wineries, farmland, local mine sites then heading towards Liddell & Bayswater power stations near Muswellbrook.

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03  —  About Vintage Aviation

About Us

The Tiger Moth, a British design which first flew in 1931, was the primary Commonwealth training aircraft of WWII in which more than 30,000 Australian pilots learned to fly.  The type remained in service with the RAF and RAAF into the 1950’s, before embarking on various careers such as crop dusting and delighting a new generation of pilots as civilian aeroclub trainers.

Our de Havilland Tiger Moth Bi-plane was built in 1945 and has been immaculately restored in recent years.  Flying in the Tiger Moth is a true nostalgic experience as you feel what flight was like during the “golden age” of aviation. 

Sit back and relaxe with the wind in your hair and enjoy the magnificence of the beautiful Hunter Valley from above, all while in the safe hands of your experienced pilot.

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04  —  Safety

We go out of our way to ensure your flight is safe & enjoyable

Vintage Aviation operates to the highest safety standards, All of our pilots hold Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot licences and class 1 medicals. Our pilots have in excess of 50 years combined experience and have operated a range of aircraft all over Australia and countries around the world.  

Our aircraft are maintained in the Charter category – the highest standards for passenger carrying requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Vintage Aviation operates under Air Operators Certificate CASA.TAAOC.0893.

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05  —  Reviews

Customer Testimonials

“Wow what an experience! I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to give this ago. I had such a great time the staff couldn’t be more helpful. Can’t wait to go back. Definitely recommend.”
NIKITA SLOANE
“A fantastic experience. The pilot Andrew and ground crew – Lee & Julie were professional, making it a truly memorable experience from the preflight safety information to climbing aboard the beautiful Tiger Moth. Taking in the spectacular views on my 30 minute flight, this is truly an amazing experience to remember.
I will definitely be back again and recommend everyone to do it at least once in their lifetime.”
DENNIS BARTLETT
“Have done it twice up Hunter Valley now and loved it both times they guys are amazing make u feel so welcome, they go over everything with you, ask if you’re ok and if you want to try more things in the sky. If you get scared they will bring you down. One of the best things I’ve done.”
DONNA THOMAS
06  —  Contact Vintage Aviation

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