Winjeel A85-426 is a former RAAF Forward Air Control Aircraft that operated extensively in the Hunter Valley from their base at RAAF Williamtown. The first Winjeel was designed and developed by CAC in Victoria which was completed in 1951 to deliver the requirement for an aircraft to fulfil the basic training role previously carried out by the Tiger Moth and later the CAC Wirraway. The A85-426 was the 26th Winjeel produced and was delivered to the RAAF in June 1956. It was later converted from the training role to a Forward Air Control aircraft through the installation of smoke bomb racks and sights, upgraded radio equipment and aerials and camouflage markings.
Ideal for someone who is looking to take in the sights of the Upper Hunter in a genuine military trainer turned Forward Air Control aircraft with up to 3 passengers.
(disclaimer that you can only do aerobatics with 1 passenger, or you can have 3 passengers with no aerobatics)
Before flying with us, some important notes
- The design manufacture and airworthiness of the aircraft are not required to meet any standard
recognized by CASA; and The aircraft is not required by CASA to be operated to the same safety standards as an aircraft
used for air transport operations; and Travel in the aircraft is done at the passenger’s own risk
- Passenger themselves must have reasonable flexibility to get in and out of these aircraft, ability to climb at least a 4 step ladder is essential.
Consider themselves reasonably fit in terms of health conditions.
- Passenger themselves must Weigh no more than 110kg, and be aware seat belt extenders are not available.
Have no alcohol in their system and be at least 14 years of age.
- Passenger themselves must Consider whether they would like aerobatic manoeuvres to finish the flight.
Understand these flights are not available every day.
Please contact us for availability.