HOT-SHOT MISSION

The HOT-SHOT mission is a 20 minute adventure joy flight structured to extend the length of time you spend “turning and burning” in our BAC Strikemaster Mk. 88. With the same range of manoeuvres experienced in the Introductory Mission, combined with a high speed run up the Hauraki Gulf, you’ll experience first hand the thrill of flight in an ex-military jet fighter. 

Before strapping in, your experience begins with an overview of the Strikemaster, an in depth briefing covering the days flight followed by a detailed overview on safety. Then it’s off to pre-flight to be fitted with a flight suit and jet helmet, before heading out to the apron for a personal introduction to the Strikemaster. 

Once securely strapped in, we “light the fires” and taxi out for takeoff. After a final takeoff briefing, the power goes on and the jet rapidly accelerates to takeoff speed. By the time you're at the end of the runway, and in the air, you will be doing over 300km/h!

The adventure now really begins. Included in the Hot-Shot mission are a wide range of aerobatic manoeuvres: aileron rolls, barrel rolls and loops not to mention the sheer exhilaration of seeing the spectacular scenery of the Hauraki Gulf race by like never before. You’ll pull G’s, and personally experience what it feels like to fly and fight in fast jets.

It’s then back to Ardmore where over the airfield you’ll experience the classic fighter “buzz and break” manoeuvre prior to approach and landing.

Following a short de-brief there will be an opportunity to take more photos, discuss the flight and ask as many questions as you like. 

 

Price: NZD $2499 incl. GST

 

STRIKE MISSION

Our most comprehensive flight, The STRIKE mission is a 30 minute adventure that includes all the features of the INTRODUCTORY and HOT-SHOT Missions, in addition to some high intensity, low-level valley flying through some of Auckland’s most dramatic scenery.

Before strapping in, your experience begins with an overview of the Strikemaster, an in depth briefing covering the days flight followed by a detailed overview on safety. Then it’s off to pre-flight to be fitted with a flight suit and jet helmet, before heading out to the apron for a personal introduction to the Strikemaster. 

Once securely strapped in, we “light the fires” and taxi out for takeoff. After a final takeoff briefing, the power goes on and the jet rapidly accelerates to takeoff speed. By the time you're at the end of the runway, and in the air, you will be doing over 300km/h!

First objective is a high-speed attack run through the Hunua valley’s simulation low level bombing range – you will experience the thrill of the ground rushing by at over 500km/h, and experience first-hand what it’s like to fly a strike mission.

We’ll then move to a simulated dog fight against a simulated interceptor tasked with shooting us down. Included in this phase of the flight are a range of defensive manoeuvres including combat aileron rolls, barrel rolls, and loops. We’ll pull G’s as we turn and burn, and attempt to manoeuvre our jet into position against our simulated adversary to finally get them in our gun sights. 

Finally, we celebrate our victory with a high speed run up the Hauraki Gulf. 

It’s then back to Ardmore where over the airfield you’ll experience the classic fighter “buzz and break” manoeuvre prior to approach and landing.

Following a short de-brief there will be an opportunity to take more photos, discuss the flight and ask as many questions as you like. 

 

Price: $2999 incl. GST

 

Other Options

Want to fly but the Stikemaster isn't quite what you are looking for?
Check out our P-51 Mustang and AT-6 Harvard options.