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.
She 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!
- 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
|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)
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.