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Classic Aero Adventure Flights

Hangar 1 | Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 432 318 282
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Great Flight at Ballina airport it was a good day out with my son great pilot Great birthday... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Taj W
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Birthday acrobatic flight

Booked my dad in for an acrobatic flight, mark was very helpful and accomodating. Dad still hasn't... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Bluedawgg
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Classic Aero is the Byron Bay region's premiere flight experience! We offer warbird Adventure Flights in our fully-restored ex-Royal Australian Air Force CA-25 Winjeel, ranging from the family-friendly "Coastal Reconnaissance" (which can accomodate up to 3 passengers per flight!) to our high-adrenaline "Aerobatic Adventure". Experience flight in a true warbird over over some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in Australia! Priced as low as $125 per person (based on the Coastal Reconnaissance flight with 3 passengers)!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hangar 1 | Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Great Flight at Ballina airport it was a good day out with my son great pilot Great birthday present

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much Taj and Steve! I hope 2018 is a great year for you both... Kind regards, Mark

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Booked my dad in for an acrobatic flight, mark was very helpful and accomodating. Dad still hasn't stopped talking about the flight and that was a week ago!! 👍

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you very much for the kind words! I'm really happy to hear how much your dad enjoyed his warbird flight. It sounds like it was a truly memorable birthday gift for him!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Last week I had the the great pleasure of an aerobatic flight with Mark Awad in his perfectly restored Winjeel A85-429 at Ballina. The flight was booked as a present from my three children Amanda, Paul and Jason on the occasion of a biggish birthday...More

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for the kind words John! It was a genuine pleasure flying with you. I'm very happy to hear how much the experience meant to you as well! Please stay in touch. -Mark

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had the most amazing flight. Mark the Pilot covers all details and gives you confidence in his ability to command this beast of a machine. Between back rolls and barrel rolls Mark would point out features in the landscape including Byron Bay's lighthouse. Mark...More

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you very much for the kind words Nicola; it was a pleasure meeting and flying with you, and I'm very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the aerobatics!

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Thanks again Mark, What an amazing experience! It was such a buzz to feel 4Gs! and such a great way to see the area. The aerobatic flight was an awesome birthday present. Would recommend for sure!

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you very much Trudy! I'm really glad to hear our 'Aerobatic Adventure' flight was the perfect birthday present for you.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

What an incredible experience. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Mark is an amazing pilot and it's really interesting to listen while he explains how the plane works and the commentary during the flight. The warbird is beautiful, she's kept in great condition and...More

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

It was great flying with you Sam! A ride in our warbird is certainly a unique experience and I'm very happy to hear how much you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Thanks Mark the flight was truly incredible! Im a nervous flyer and I would highly recommend this activity to anyone. Marks knowledge and commentary all the way through the flight is second to none, he makes you feel very at ease and the scenery is...More

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Mark A, Owner at Classic Aero Adventure Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you Tom! It means a lot to me to hear that, as a nervous flyer, you were at ease in our CA-25 Winjeel and thoroughly enjoyed your flight.

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

How fantastic. Whilst on a driving tour from Sidney to Cairns I happened across a flyer for scenic flights in a CA-25 Winjeel from Ballina airport near Byron Bay. I always try to fit in a flight whilst over sea's and this seemed a good...More

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to fly I'm this beautiful old warbird last year and I was not disappointed. I took the aerobatic option and had so much fun. Looking up out the top of the cockpit and looking at whales is an interesting experience. Would...More

Thank Cody R
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you are in the Ballina area, then this is a MUST DO. The pilot Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge and the "warbird" is something out of this world. You will not be disappointed in any way and then to receive a...More

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Cheree W
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Response from Mark A | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry! Our flights are priced as follows: Coastal Reconnaissance (up to 3 passengers): $375 (total price, not per passenger price) Aerobatic Adventure (Limited to one passenger): $390 Regional... More
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