FAQ

Will I get airsick?

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.

How safe is Fighter Pilot?

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.

What are your age, height and weight restrictions?

Age Limits: None

Weight Restrictions
Yak 52: Between 36kg (80 lbs) & 120kg (265 lbs)
Yak 3: No more than 105kg (235 lbs)
L-39 Albatross: 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)

Height Restrictions:
No taller then 6’6″ (201 cm)

Apparel Restrictions:
Shoes and Socks Required. Warm jackets recommended in winter.

Am I healthy enough to participate?

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.

Do you offer discounts for large groups?

We are pleased to offer discounts for groups of 4 or more.

Please contact our office at +61 7 3274 3007 or flights@fighter-pilot.com.au for a custom quote.

How many people can you accommodate in one day?

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.

What are your hours of operation?

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.

Do you travel to other cities?

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.

How far in advance should I book?

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.

Can I bring my friends and family?

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.

How do I book a third party voucher?

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 flights@fighterpilot.com.au and we will organise your adventure with us.

Can I bring a camera with me?

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.

Can I get a video of my flight?

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.

Can I buy a memento of my flight?

Yes! We offer a full HD Video option with audio given to you on the day on USB. Merchandise is subject to availability.

How long is my gift voucher valid for?

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.

I have a voucher but I am unable to use it. Can I get a refund or redeem it for cash?

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.

What happens if I do not show for my flight?

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.