The world’s only airworthy Avro Anson MK 1 bomber and a Russian fighter Yak 3 plane called Full Noise will be landing at Ashburton Airport next month and there’s an opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime spin in both.
The aircraft are here as part of Southern Cross Barnstormers, a touring event that will also touch down in Wanaka, Pukaki and Rangiora.
The Avro Anson, called Gentle Annie, will take people on a 25-minute flight for a cost of $990.
The Yak 3 fighter will be airborne for 20 minute flights that cost $2300.
Ashburton Aviation Museum president Warren Janett said the aircraft would be here for the afternoon of August 19 and the morning of August 20.
He said the Yak 3 experience would offer a high energy adrenaline rush in one of the best fighters of World War 2.
The Avro flight would offer a more sedate ride and taste of what it was like to fly as crew in a World War 2 reconnaissance bomber.
Mr Janett said the aviation museum was planning to have a World War 2 morning at the airfield on August 20.
The event was at the planning stage at the moment.
To book a flight on the Avro Anson or Yak 3, visit the fighterflights.co.nz website.