I heaved myself into the red and white aircraft that looked as though it was cast in an old time movie. I slipped into the small seat minus much leg room, strapped on my helmet and held on. The plane was pushed halfway down the runway, the crickety sounding engine kicked in and the propeller started spinning. The screaming wind whipped at my face and ears as we took off and elevated into the sky above Redcliffe.
My momentary fear turned to excitement and soon my cheeks were aching from constant smiling as I took in the sights on my Antique Airways Tiger Moth Scenic Flight. The fifteen minute adrenalin rush set me back $125 but the freedom of felling the wind in my hair in the open cockpit was worth it.
If aerobatics is your thing, the friendly pilot with over forty years experience will happily hurl your stomach into your throat with flips and sharp turns for an extra $100. Do note however, aerobatics cannot be included in the fifteen minute scenic flight.
The 'Explorer' flight is pricey but takes you inland with spectacular views of the Glasshouse mountains and stunning Sunshine Coast. The 'Explorer' adventure lasts 45 minutes with the flips and turns if requested. You can even sit in the hot seat and experience what it's like to be a pilot if you dare with the 'Aviator' package!
Redcliffe Peninsula has fantastic views across the bay of both Stradbroke and Moreton Isdlands and there's plenty of ways to experience the postcard perfect sight on a clear day-by foot, bike, jet ski...but by far the greatest angle is by air.
Enjoy the views of Brisbane's North Coast in an open cockpit flight with Redcliffe's Antique Airways Tiger Moth Joy Flights in a classic aircraft.
Taking off at the Redcliffe Aerodrome. Phone 07 3204 1933 to make a booking.