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P-51D Mustang

The course of WWII was flipped on it’s head with the introduction of the P-51D Mustang. The phenomenal success of this aircraft has propelled the Mustang to become one of the most famous fighters of World War II.

The P-51D is an American long-range, single-seat fighter-bomber, labeled as the “most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence” during the war by the Truman Senate War Investigating Committee.

A flight in the Mustang is a flight like no other. Our expertly trained pilots can take you on a smooth, straight level-flight or they can perform a full series of warbird aerobatics, showcasing the legendary capabilities of the fighter. Accelerating to a maximum speed of 703km/h and with an armament capacity of up to six wing-mounted machine guns, you’ll feel every bit like you’re taking flight in the fighter leading to victory in WWII.

Aviation enthusiasts across the world aspire to fly a P-51D Mustang, and for many, this aspiration will remain a dream. Call us today to make the dream a reality!

Engine: One 1,695-hp Packard Merlin V-1650-7 piston V-12 engine
Weight: Empty 7,125 lbs., Max Takeoff 12,100 lbs.
Wing Span: 37ft. 0.5in.
Length: 32ft. 9.5in.
Height: 13ft. 9.5in.
Maximum Speed: 437 mph
Range: 1300 miles
Armament: Six 12.7-mm (0.5 inch) wing-mounted machine guns, plus up to two 1,000-lb bombs or six 127-mm (5 inch) rockets.
Number Built: Approximately 15,018 (including ~200 built in Australia)
Number Still Airworthy: Approximately 150


With sleek and beautiful lines, the Mustang is a sleek aircraft that soars and responds smoothly.



Experience the roar of a Merlin V1650 – a Rolls Royce Merlin engine produced under license by Packard Motor Company. This is the sound that many young men heard as they took off on a mission over Northern Europe or the Pacific in WWII.



A fast, strongly constructed, long-range fighter escort that truly packs a punch. "The day I saw Mustangs over Berlin, I knew the jig was up." Hermann Goering


P-51 Mustang Gold

Feel the power of the mighty V12 engine and the incredible manoeuvrability of the American fighter known as the Cadillac of the skies. Experience loops, rolls and wing overs during your aerobatic flight above Southern Moreton Bay.

Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)

From AUD

P-51 Mustang Platinum

A once in a lifetime experience in the only flying North American P-51D Mustang in Australia. Experience loops, rolls and wing overs with an extended aerobatic flight over the Gold Coast's northern beaches.

Duration: 40 Minutes (approx.)

From AUD



“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

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- Trip Advisor Reviews

“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
- Dannii49 - Trip Advisor

“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.
- Jan M - Trip Advisor

“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
So good!
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.
- Lewis P - Trip Advisor
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
- Richard A - Trip Advisor
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