ADRENALINE RUSH THE ULTIMATE

Our Flights.

Ride of a Lifetime.

Flight 1.

Top Gun.

Not for the faint of heart, the Top Gun Experience is designed for those who want to get serious about their aerobatic thrills. Must have the need for speed!

This is a 30-minute experience tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Flight 2.

Thermal Recon.

Visit the beautiful Rotorua Lakes district. Surrounded by constant volcanic activity, Rotorua has many sights to see. We will throw in a few cheeky rolls on the return.

This is a 30-minute experience tailored to suit your individual requirements.

Flight 3.

Buzz & Break.

For those that might be feeling a little bit of trepidation or perhaps you just want a taste of what the L39 can do, the Coastal Buzz & Break is a great way to test the water.

On return, we will drop down so you can experience low-level flight.

Our Jets.

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer developed in Czechoslovakia by Aero Vodochody. It was the first trainer aircraft to be equipped with a turbofan powerplant. The type was exported to a wide range of countries as a military trainer. The L-39 Albatros was designed to be a cost-effective jet-powered trainer aircraft, which is also capable of performing ground attack missions. Now the plane has found wide popularity all over the world, both among private owners and aerobatic jet teams. 

Albatros 48

Albatros 88

FAQ's.

How much does it cost to fly in the L39?

Our pricing is based on flight time. However, the total experience is around 2 hours long. This involves a flight suit fitting and a pre-flight briefing. Our standard flights are 20-30 minutes long. 20min = $3288 and 30 minutes = $3788. All pricing is inclusive of GST.

See our ‘Flights‘ section for further details. 

How do I pay for my flight?

Full payment is required prior to flying. We prefer an online bank transfer. Gift certificates are available if you wish to purchase the flight for that special someone. Please contact us and we can arrange for you. 

What general level of health do I need to have to fly?

General health should be reasonable enough to take a commercial flight or to have a flight experience in a light aircraft. With regard to physical health, our guests are required to enter and exit the aircraft with minimum assistance. It is a legal requirement that you sign a form declaring that you are physically capable of entering and exiting the aircraft, including under emergency conditions and that you must declare all medical conditions that may have an impact on the flight.

What is the minimum & maximum ages to fly.

Typically we fly those who are 18 or above. There is no maximum age restriction as long as you are young at heart. The minimum age we can accept is 16 with parental or a guardian’s consent.

What are the minimum and maximum weights for passengers.

Our maximum weight restriction is usually 145 kg or 320 lb. There is no minimum weight.

Can I take my phone and/or GoPro/video camera in the L39?

No. No unauthorised items are permitted in the aircraft. Items can be dropped causing a significant safety risk to the flight. The flight will be recorded by our fixed position video cameras. We record all flights. A video of your flight can be purchased. Our team will also take photos for you and your family. 

What happens if the weather/flying conditions are bad on the day?

If the weather or airfield conditions are unsuitable, or for any reason the aircraft or pilot becomes unavailable, you will be given the option of rebooking your flight on a more suitable day. 

If I can’t fly or I become ill, what happens to my booking?

We ask that you contact us as soon as possible to rebook your flight.

Testimonals.

  • Find every way to do this experience you won’t have any regrets! I am still on cloud 9 2 days later a total high and will continue to be so happy thinking about this incredible TopGun experience for a very long time!

    Lucy Burnett
  • Husband just had the most exciting flight with pilot J.C. So accomodating about flying where he wanted to – he did upside down flying, loops and rolls.

    Lee Dunstan
  • I was lucky enough to have many people chip in to make this happen for me for my 50th birthday, I know you guys don’t really profit from the cost of this, that what I pay is what it costs to fly a fighter jet and all I can say is it’s WELL worth the $$$. This is the most awesome thing I’ve ever done!

    Wim Visser

About Us.

EASTERN JETS NZ LIMITED

Owned and Operated by Craig Mossman. Craig has over 40 years involvement in New Zealand Commercial Aviation and has accumulated over 26,000 hours flight time. CAA approved L-39 Test pilot and currently working for a major Airline flying Long Haul.

Eastern Jets NZ Limited also holds certification under Part 115 (Adventure Aviation)  issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.

Craig

CEO | Chief Pilot

Craig has over 40 years involvement in New Zealand Commercial Aviation and has accumulated over 26,000 hours flight time. CAA approved L-39 Test pilot and currently working for a major Airline flying Long Haul.

JC

Pilot

John ‘JC’ Mathewson has extensive military fast Jet experience. ‘JC’ is an ex RNZAF A4 Skyhawk pilot and for 4 years was an A4 solo display pilot.  He also flew and instructed on the Northrop F-5E and F-5F Tiger for 2 years.

Jay

Pilot

Jayden spent several years in the Middle East flying Boeing 767 and 757 Jets.  He recently returned to New Zealand to take up a position flying Airbus A320/321 Jets with a major NZ airline.

Colin

Occurrence Investigator

Annie

Customer Liaison & Events Coordinator

Cole

Ground Controller

Scott

Maintenance Controller

Paul

Marketing
Video Editor

Yasuyo

Japanese Interpreter

Information

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