Thomas Aviation Dubbo 0400 198 765 Orange 0428 359 590

Tiger Moth Joy Flights.

Tiger Moth Joy Flights with Thomas Aviation

There is no better way to appreciate the sights around this beautiful city of Orange and surrounding region than with a flight in an open cockpit aircraft and our Tiger Moth “Millie” typifies everything that is wonderful about this type of aircraft.

Orange Joy FlightsShe is very special. From a by-gone era, she is the history of Aviation in Australia rolled into a single aircraft. Originally an English RAF trainer with the serial number T5531, she shipped to Australia in 1941 and was used by the Australian RAAF for training through-out World War II. After the war, she was purchased by the Royal Newcastle Aero Club and “reborn” as VH-RNL she served there faithfully for a number of years. A new owner and a new life as VH-CXV, the seventies and eighties saw ‘Millie’ successfully participate in a number of national Tiger Moth air races. Her success is a feat hopefully repeated later in 2014 when ‘Millie’ will once again take to the racing skies!

Now, in semi-retirement, herdistinctive markings can be seen flying over the beautiful rolling hills and wineries of the Orange district. There is nothing quite like the sound of a Gypsy-Major engine and nothing quite like the sheer joy of flying in an aircraft of this vintage. It is just plain good fun and of course very memorable. A big ‘bucket list’ tick!

Plane Specifications

  • Engine: 1 x 145hp Gypsy Major (Holden) 4 piston
  • Weight: Empty 549 kg, Max Take-off 827 kg
  • Wing Span: 29ft. 4in.
  • Length and Height: 23ft. 11in. and 8ft. 9in.
  • Maximum Speed: 139 KIAS
  • Propeller: 2 bladed wooden fixed pitch
  • Range: 2.0 hrs. @ 1950RPM & 70 KIAS

Thomas Aviation will organise the perfect flight around the Orange Region and customise the flight to see exactly what you like. We have a range of scenic routes to suit everybody’s taste and budget.

Joy Flight Routes

Route Duration Route Duration
Cadia Mine & Surrounds 30 Minutes Burrendong Dam Joy Flight 90 Minutes
The Circuit – Molong, Manildra, Cudal, Cargo, Cadia 60 Minutes Cudal & the Orange Wineries 60 Minutes
Hands On Millie (Trial Instructional Flight) 30 Minutes Blue Mountains including 3 Sisters 90 Minutes

Tiger Moth Joy Flight Pricing (POA)


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For more information on “Millies” flying history, please visit our business partners website – Vintage Scenic Joy Flights. To see what flights are available in “Millie”, visit our Contact Us to see how we can customise a flight to meet your needs.

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Orange Airport
Hanger 1, Orange Airport, Orange, NSW, 2800
Phone: 0428 359 590

Dubbo Airport 4R Cooreena Rd, Hanger 2, Dubbo Airport, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
Phone: 0400 198 765
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