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WINGMAN

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  • Make your flight the ultimate Top Gun Experience and bring a Wingman

  • Bring a friend by adding this Wingman Package to your ACES Mission

  • Available on any ACES Mission as a two-ship formation with additional aircraft

  • Each aircraft will take turns being the lead ship in close military-style formation

  • Break for Aerobatics manoeuvres, then return to formation and continue on

 

The ultimate thrill-seeker adventure for two. Fly with your wingman and experience all the excitement of formation and aerobatic flight together. 

DETAILS

With this optional Wingman package you can now fly any of our missions in close military-style formation, close enough to see the smile on each other's faces.

 

Upon arrival in Bankstown you and your wingman will receive a full briefing on your aircrafts, all aspects of the flight, safety procedures, and the objectives of your chosen ACES mission.

 

Once strapped in you’ll experience what it’s like to sit behind a 9 cylinder radial engine and we’ll taxi for takeoff. Then you will take off side-by-side and head out on your adventure where you will take turns in leading the formation either side-by-side or in "tail-chase" configuration. 

Each ACES mission is designed to provide an opportunity to experience some extreme aerobatics based on combat manoeuvres. If you're up for the challenge, you’ll experience the thrill of high g-forces as you roll and loop through the sky, while experiencing cuban 8s, stall turns, inverted flying, and other figures. You will break away from your Wingman for this part of the flight and once the individual aerobatic sequences are completed you will re-join the formation to head back to base.

Throughout the flight you will be able to hear all radio calls and you will be in constant contact with your pilot. That means you can also let them know how high you want to raise your pulse during the aerobatics.

This is truly a fantastic experience and a perfect gift idea for aviation fans, adrenalin-junkies or something different to experience together with that special someone.

The Aircraft

For Wingman flights we have partnered with Salt Air Services to offer their amazing Nanchang CJ-6. The "Chang" as it is often called is not dissimilar to our ACES Yak in that it is powered by the same kind of powerful radial engine. In fact the Chinese Chang's predecessor was based on the Soviet's Yak18.

 

The CJ6's role was to serve a trainer for new combat pilots in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. With its flush riveted aluminium construction and dyhedral wing design, the Chang is known for robustness and excellent handling characteristics.

Key Characteristics:

Crew: 2
Maximum speed: 300 km/h 
Range: 700 km
​Max. G Load: +6 / -3G

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TIMING

  • 30-50 Minute Flight (Subject to chosen Mission)

  • Allow 2-3 hours for the total experience including briefing, debriefing, possible delays

 

PROVIDED

  • Nomex Flight Suit

  • Headset

 

LOCATION

  • All flights take place from Bankstown Airport, approx. 30 min drive from Sydney’s CBD

* Book main mission first and ensure same-date availability. 

Or call us on 02 8074 1909

Additional Information

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Fitness and Experience

  • Generally people from 14 years up to 85 years old can partake provided you are medically fit. For those under 18 years of age we will require parent or legal guardian authorisation on the day. As this is not an experience for the faint of heart, passengers should be of good general health.

  • You must be agile enough to climb into the aircraft

  • There is no need for any previous flying experience

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Dress Code

  • Wear enclosed footwear (no thongs or sandals) and comfortable clothing

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Weather

  • Your flight is weather dependant and we cannot fly in rain or strong wind

  • All weather decisions are made on the day

  • Your flight will go ahead unless we contact you

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Restrictions

  • Maximum weight for this experience is 115kg

  • Maximum height is 195cm

  • Avoid excessive alcohol the night before, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol you will not be able to participate in the flight and will forfeit your voucher

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Rescheduling & Cancellations

  • Gift Voucher sales are final and non-refundable. Gift Vouchers are valid for 3 years and may be transferred but are not refundable.

  • Online bookings may be rescheduled up to 48 hrs prior to confirmed times without penalty, however cancellations inside 24 hours, no-shows, or late arrivals will forfeit their experience and are not entitled to a refund.

  • ACES will make every attempt to fly on the booked date & time, however we reserve the right to reschedule flights without penalty or refund due to unsuitable weather conditions (including strong wind, low cloud, poor visibility, high temperature or thunderstorms) or other reasons beyond ACES's control.

  • We do not offer refunds for confirmed bookings, except in exceptional circumstances (e.g., serious illness or misadventure), and at our discretion. In such cases, a $50.00 admin fee applies.

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Passenger Acknowledgment Form

All passengers will be required to sign an acknowledgment form that states: 

In relation to the Adventure flight that I am about to undertake I acknowledge that I am medically fit, have been verbally briefed and understand:

a. The planned flight manoeuvres to be conducted,

b. The safety features and equipment fitted to the aircraft; and

c. Emergency egress procedures.

In accordance with CASA CASR 132.150 I understand:

  • The design, manufacture and airworthiness of the aircraft are not required to meet any safety standard recognised by CASA; and

  • The aircraft is not required by CASA to be operated to the same safety standards as an aircraft used for regular public transport or charter operations; and

  • Travel in the aircraft is done at the passenger’s own risk; and

  • A more detailed briefing about the safety of the aircraft will be given to the passenger before the passenger boards the aircraft.