At Fighter Pilot, we do everything in our power to prevent people from getting airsick. All of our profiles use a building block approach, starting with basic maneuvers and working our way up to more advanced profiles. At any point, we encourage our customers to communicate their comfort level and we are happy to take a break between maneuvers to give your stomach a chance to catch up.
It is a common misconception that you should fly on an empty stomach. The truth is that you should adhere to your normal habit patterns. While it may not be advisable to eat a breakfast buffet just before your flight, you should have something substantial in your stomach. Though you should always stay hydrated, it is advised to stay away from alcohol before an aerobatic flight.
When applicable, we encourage customers to do as much flying as possible during the flight. The more you immerse yourself in the experience, the less likely we are to get sick. Incidentally, the most common cause of airsickness at Fighter Pilot is due to hangovers.
If you feel that you are susceptible to motion sickness, we recommend a Dramamine tablet the night prior, and another one 1 to 2 hours before your flight.
Safety is the #1 priority at Fighter Pilot. Most of our aircraft are military designed and served in many armed forces around the world. The aircraft’s design to withstand combat and having zero prohibited maneuvers is a testament to the strength and engineering. Of course, the Waco YMF-5C is built from the original 1930’s blueprints, but certified in 2006 as a new aircraft.
Fighter Pilot has amassed a perfect safety record with zero injuries since we opened. This perfect track record is testament to the experience and professionalism of the pilots and staff of Fighter Pilot. All of our pilots are chosen for their maturity, experience and unique qualifications that make them the best in the business.
Age Limits: None
Yak 52: Between 36kg (80 lbs) & 120kg (265 lbs)
Yak 3: No more than 105kg (235 lbs)
L-39 Albatros: No more than 136kg (300 lbs)
Waco (single passenger): No more than 136kg (300 lbs)
Waco (two passengers): Combined weight less than 204kg (450 lbs)
No taller than 6’6″ (201 cm)
Shoes and Socks Required. Warm jackets recommended in winter.
For safety, you should be in good health and free from heart, back or neck problems as well as high blood pressure, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
If you have any questions as to your fitness for this experience, you should consult your doctor.
We are pleased to offer discounts for groups of 4 or more.
We schedule up to 4 people per two-hour time slot on our normal schedule.
For large groups, we block off assets and pilots to allow for greater volume. Our maximum capacity per day is 24 flying customers in the Yak-52. With advanced notice of at least 30 days, we can accommodate groups of up to 100 people or more, as long as some guests are willing to do Spectator rides.
Our phone lines are manned 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm (+10UTC)
All visits to our office, located in Brisbane, Queensland are by appointment only.
Please call the Fighter Pilot team to arrange an appointment.
We are closed Christmas Day and most public holidays.
We are happy to put the show on the road and bring Fighter Pilot to you! We have taken our aircraft and pilots to various parts of Queensland, New South Wales and as far away as South Australia to support corporate events, charity fundraisers, incentives and some pretty big parties.
We often fill up on weekends and holidays, so advanced bookings are strongly recommended to reserve your preferred date and time. Book now to confirm your time and preferred date.
Absolutely! Our flagship Fighter Pilot headquarters in Brisbane is truly a sight and serves as a tribute to our rich aviation history. The first thing that you may notice is our purpose built facility and panoramic views of Brisbane city.
If you would like to redeem a voucher from a third party supplier such as Adrenalin, Red Balloon or a similar website please contact us via email at email@example.com and we will organise your adventure with us.
We recommend you bring a camera to have photos taken on the ground and with the aircraft, however unsecured objects are not permitted in the cockpit. We offer an optional USB which means you can just sit back and take it all in rather than viewing it through a camera lens.
Yes, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your flight we offer full HD-video recordings of our flights on USB. It takes approx. 15mins to complete your USB.
Yes! We offer a full HD Video option with audio given to you on the day on USB. Merchandise is subject to availability.
Gift Vouchers are valid for 6 months after purchase unless a date is specified when ordering. If we are contacted before the expiration of the voucher we will happily reschedule your flight to a future booking date. If we are contacted after the expiration date, this voucher is deemed non-refundable.
Unfortunately no! But the vouchers are transferable so you can give it to a relative or a close friend as a gift. Please see out terms and conditions for more information.
If you do not turn up for your scheduled flight this is considered a ‘no show’ and your voucher/order will expire, so keep in touch.
“Dream come true! Went out in the Mustang with super-pilot Cam and had the time of my life! Heaps of fantastic aeros and awesome views of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. It was an awesome experience being inverted in a barrel roll and a loop. This is truly a bucket list experience that I have just put a massive tick beside! Thanks so much to Brad, Cam and Bec at Fighter Pilot adventure flights!”- Graham Gill
“What an awesome experience in the back seat of Steadfast. Super helpful and friendly team and the flying experience was entirely out of this world. How many people can say they have flown in a formation with and tail chased a Mustang while flying in a World Record holding Yakovlev. Simply beyond words! Real bucket list stuff!”- Daniel Drake
This was my second flight with the team at Fighter Pilot. Last time I flew on the L39 and this time I chose the Mustang.
My hubby decided to come along and try the L39. We upgraded to the Platinum and am so glad I did, the team flew us in formation all the way to the Gold Coast. Being so close to each other in the air was amazing.
The aerobatics on the Mustang was a treat, I was surprised as to how smooth it was.
Our Pilots Steve and Cameron were so accommodating and really went above and beyond for us. I can't thank them enough for such an incredible experience.
These flights are super addictive and will start saving up to do this again
“Really great flight in the Yak 52 – all of the staff were really friendly and helpful. I recommend this to anybody looking for some great fun.”- Jack Van Veldhuizen
I have an 18 year old that is interested in a flying career - he has had a lesson or two and I hoped that this experience would help him make more informed decisions about what direction he would aim for. Career advice is not exactly what this company does – however Steve and his team took extra time and effort to explain various aspects to us and answered all our questions concisely and patiently. The reason became obvious – these people are absolutely passionate about flying and it is contagious. Friendly, patient and professional. Also they explained the risks and how it will be managed throughly - Other Australian tourism focused companies should send their staff to come observe how it is done.
“What a blast – another adventure off my bucket list. My father was a WWII Spitfire fighter pilot and was awarded a DFC & Legion of Honour for his role in D Day. He has now passed and I have always wanted to experience a flight in a WWII fighter. My first wish was a Spitfire and if not available a P-51 Mustang. Finding a two-seater fighter is not easy but Fighter Pilot solved the problem. Thanks to Cameron and his P-51D I was able to experience the thrills, power and adrenalin of a flight in a Mustang. This was the ultimate flight and a dream come true. Thanks to Rebecca, Cameron & Fighter Pilot team for the experience. The DVD was a bonus to maintain the memory.”- John Cowpe
“The Fighter Pilot experience really is unreal! I never thought I’d get the chance to barrel roll through the sky in a L-39 and feel those G’s. I would recommend this to anyone, especially if you have a Top-Gun fan in your life! It’s the perfect gift that will change their life. Thank you so much Fighter Pilot – I will certainly be back for more!”- Kelly Forbes
Not only was the flight definitely worth the cost and all I could have asked for, but the opportunity to see some of the vintage aircraft up close was incredible. The friendly people added to this experience as it was great to chat and see so many people passionate about the same thing, great community!
I felt safe the entire time and once again the professionalism and knowledge of everyone there was amazing. Will definitely be doing this again at some point and I’d like to thank everyone there, particularly Cam for being great pilot and good bloke! Also would like to mention Peter as he took some photos for us and was interesting to talk to.
Definitely one the best experiences I have ever had (and I've had a few) Steve and Paul are professional, friendly and just great blokes.
Steve took me up in the L39 albatross (which was immaculate) Steve made me feel safe and comfortable through the whole experience, keeping me constantly updated and aware of what was coming up... Top gun stuff!!
From the pre flight brief, through the flight, to the post flight brief, all world class!
I haven't been able to wipe the smile of my face, and tell everyone I know