Classic Aero Adventure Flights

Classic Aero Adventure Flights

Classic Aero Adventure Flights
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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)!
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia

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Duncan W
Lennox Head, Australia164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This was a great flight n a former RAAF trainer aircraft. I was given the flight by my son and neighbours for my birthday. I opted to share it with my son and 4 year old aircraft obsessed grandson.
I highly recommend this flight by an excellent pilot.
Written 27 August 2018
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Thank you Duncan, we're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your birthday flight with us!
Written 29 August 2018
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Taj W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Great Flight at Ballina airport it was a good day out with my son great pilot
Great birthday present
Written 7 January 2018
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Thank you very much Taj and Steve! I hope 2018 is a great year for you both... Kind regards, Mark
Written 9 January 2018
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Bluedawgg
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
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!! 👍
Written 5 December 2017
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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!
Written 8 December 2017
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johndgrant
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
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 and was a surprise beyond my most favoured wish.
The weather was perfect and showed off the magnificent scenery around Ballina once airborne.
Of particular pleasure to me was that I actually last flew this aircraft as a RAAF pilot on the 7th March 1963 and I was on the first pilot course to fly this type of aircraft fresh from the factory.I have to say that Mark maintains his aircraft in mint condition and it looked as good as those brand new ones I got to fly initially !
What a superbly generous gift ,blessed by perfect weather and flown by a gifted owner
pilot , Mark Awab. Great memories revisited
I thoroughly recommend this experience to one and all , there is no age barrier to a delightful ride in a truly characterful aircraft with a history!
Go for it !!
John Grant 19 Sep 17
Written 19 September 2017
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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
Written 21 September 2017
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nbrook12
Coonabarabran, Australia94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
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 definitely caters too the needs of the passenger and their upside-down threshold.
I purchased a film of the trip which was great, it even recorded our conversation up there.
I recommend the this company to anyone who has a sense of adventure, you won't be disappointed.
Written 17 April 2017
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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!
Written 19 April 2017
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trudymiller_mua
Byron Bay, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
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!
Written 26 March 2017
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Thank you very much Trudy! I'm really glad to hear our 'Aerobatic Adventure' flight was the perfect birthday present for you.
Written 19 April 2017
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samanthawanderlust
Byron Bay, Australia132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
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 the ride was just awesome. The views over the Byron and Ballina shire are so stunning and when we came around the lighthouse I was speechless. An adventure flight with Classic Aero is one of the best things to do in the area and I would recommend it to all. Thanks Mark, you rock!
Written 4 December 2016
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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.
Written 19 April 2017
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Tom G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Business
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 spectacular!
Written 4 December 2016
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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.
Written 19 April 2017
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Neil M
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
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 opportunity to go up in something unusual. This is one of only 16 left flying.

We were greeted at the airport by Mark, who is the owner/operator and he introduced us to the aircraft. Looking like something like a cross between a Chipmunk and Harvard I could hardly contain my excitement!

My two fellow passengers had never flown in a light aircraft before, but the calm and steady manner of this Californian pilot put them at their ease. Safety briefing over with, we were soon accelerating down the runway in this immaculate aircraft. Over the next 30 minutes we swooped over Macadamia and sugar cane fields to turn in a low level run around the Cape Byron lighthouse. We circled over Dolphin's, round fishing boats, and famous actors houses.

This was so enjoyable, I took the opportunity to go straight back out again to do aerobatic's with him. Loops, rolls, barrel rolls, reverse half Cubans, wing overs. All in a clear blue sky in which we could see for miles. I had every confidence in Mark's ability to control the aircraft in unusual circumstances, and to deal with other aircraft not doing what they were supposed to!

All in all a fabulous time, and highly recommended.

Neil M
Yak 52 pilot.
Written 13 April 2016
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Cody R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Solo
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 recommend to everyone. Also one of the best value aerobatic flights in aus.
Written 29 January 2016
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