Take to the skies over Sydney in a serious aerobatic bi-plane, the Pitts Special S2, where you get to experience 30 minutes of fun in the skies.
- Loops, barrel rolls, wingovers and an ever more thrilling set of aerobatic sequences
- 30-minute flight duration
- Experience between 3 and 6G - enough for most heroes
- Enjoy a birds-eye view of St Marys and the foothills of the Great Dividing Range
- Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card
Shortly after arrival at Bankstown, climb into a flight-suit and prepare to board a Pitts Special.
Securely strapped in, fasten your headphones and prepare for take-off as you listen in to all the calls to air traffic control.
Once airborne you’ll head west towards the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Over St Mary’s you climb to 3500 ft - 4000 ft. The aerobatics kick in with some basic manoeuvres. Loops, barrel rolls, wingovers and hammerhead turns.
Your pilot may also treat you to some inverted flight. Fly upside down and into a hesitation roll - a four-point roll where you pause and fly straight ahead at each quarter turn! Your pilot will explain each manoeuvre as you go through it.
After the basics, you move onto ever more exciting manoeuvres. A Roll Off The Top - a half loop followed by a half roll - and a Split S, the reverse of the Roll Off the Top - a half roll followed by a half loop. This is followed by Cuban Eights and reverse Cuban Eights, which are three-dimensional figure eights. You’ll experience G forces of anywhere between positve 6G and negative 3G, alternatively being pushed into your seat or pulled hard against your harness.
After a couple of spins to shake things out, your pilot puts all the elements together into a thrilling sequence of the type used in competition.
Landing back at Bankstown you’ll be hard pressed to stop smiling for the rest of the day and we hope it is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
Dates are provided as a guideline and are subject to daily change.