Flight: Intense Aerobatics Experience in Robin 2160
Upon your arrival at Red Baron HQ, Bankstown, you will climb into a flight-suit and prepare to board. Your Pilot will strap you securely into the Robin 2160 aerobatic training aircraft and fasten your headphones. There will be plenty of time for your family and friends to take photographs of you as you prepare for your flight.
Your pilot will proceed to give you a briefing on the aircraft’s controls and operations. When you feel secure, your pilot will climb in beside you and prepare the plane for take off. You will be able to hear all the calls to air traffic control and speak to your pilot through the intercom.
Once airborne you’ll head west towards the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Over St Mary’s- in the designated training area- you’ll climb to 3500ft-4000ft. You’ll start with some basic manoeuvres- like loops, barrel rolls, wingovers and hammer head turns- to get the feel of things.
After warming you up your pilot will put all these elements together into an adrenaline inducing sequence of the type used in air shows; and while aerobatic manoeuvres are all fun and games today don’t forget they developed out of the serious business of WWI, where fighter pilots like Baron Von Richthofen (the Red Baron) and other flying aces performed these complicated aerial moves to avoid being shot down in deadly dog fights.
AU$497.00 per person
Duration: 30 minutes
Altitude of 3500-4000ft
Over St Mary’s and the foot hills of the Great Dividing Range
Loops, barrel rolls, wingovers, hammerhead turns.
You’ll experience between 3 to 6G
30 minute duration
What to Bring/Wear
Loose comfortable clothing suitable to the weather on the day.
Wear sturdy, enclosed shoes.
Sunglasses are helpful as the glare off clouds can be quite severe.
A windproof jacket and scarf (optional and not required in summer).
Bring your camera for ground shots with the plane.
Hair tie for long hair.
What is Supplied
Flight suit to protect your clothes and make you look like part of the crew.