In 1936 the Avro Anson MKI entered service with Britain’s Royal Airforce in the Coastal Reconnaissance Bomber role. The Anson saw extensive active service in the first two years of the war, after which they became the RAF principle flight trainer for bomber crews.
This aircraft is the last of some 11,000 built that is still flying today and is available for adventure flights based out of Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
Flights start at $990 per person for approximately 25mins of flight time, however, allow 1.5 hours for the whole experience including full safety briefing and familiarisation with the aircraft and of course an opportunity for photos. Longer flights are available on request.
The flights take in some beautiful Marlborough scenery, but the main attraction is the opportunity to experience what it was like for the young aircrews who went out day after day to take the fight to the enemy, whether it be chasing submarines in the North Sea or bombing Hitlers invasion barges in the French ports.
The interior of the Anson has been faithfully restored to how it looked when the Anson’s were on front line service between 1939 and 1941.
All crew positions including Pilot, Navigator/Bomb Aimer, Radio Operator and Air Gunner are as they were when the aircraft was in military service.
Price for a 25-minute Joy Ride - $990 per person, minimum 2* passengers, maximum of 3*.
For bookings and enquiries, please call Bill Reid on 027 337 5258 or email Bill here
* Single travellers can still fly but at a cost of $1980
Note: All flights are operated by Warbirds Ltd and are dependent upon pilot availability. Minimum of two* passengers required, maximum three.