A 30 minute scenic flight over Surfers Paradise in an open cockpit biplane - one of many personalised TIGER MOTH Joy Rides available over the Gold Coast and it's Hinterlands.
It was undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating things I have EVER done. What a hoot!
The pilot and I communicated through my flying ace leather audio headset (complete with Biggles-like Straparound glasses) using a small toggle switch and microphone poised solidly in front of my mouth. I could chat with my pilot (Kirk) after cupping my hand over the microphone to limit air noise, or just sit back and listen to a commentary on what landmarks we were passing. This interaction with Kirk was a total pleasure as he provided me with an excellent view of a glamorous and spectacular section of coastline. as a very personalized service.
Being in an open cockpit is addictive! How could flying inside of a pressurized cabin ever compare again to this totally awesome sense of flying free with the wind swirling around you?
Some things you will never forget - and this will definitely be one of them!
how smooth a ride it was thanks to the great flying skills of my pilot. No one need be afraid to fly in this small biplane. You are made to feel extremely safe.