ADVENTURE FLIGHT: Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk Warbird Flight

From NZD $3,900.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Auckland
  • Product code: P2N20N
Experience a true WW2 Fighter, the Curtiss P-40N "Kittyhawk" over the Waitemata Harbour.
Dress up in an authentic flight suit, climb into your Kittyhawk and experience the classic startup (clouds of smoke) and the wiggle waggle left-right taxi.
Take off and proceed low level for the "Dam Buster" run. Bust out over the hills proceed up to 3000ft to experience aerobatics - Barrel Roll, Loop and Aileron roll, before leveling off around the beautiful coast for a mock ground attack against an island.
Proceed back to land and the classic taxi to a full stop.
Time for photos.

30min flight time, 60 min total experience.

The Aircraft:

The Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk is an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938.

P-40 Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps gave the plane, and after June 1941, the USAAF adopted the name for all models, making it the official name in the U.S. for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the original P-40, P-40B, and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.

The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter of World War II, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities in Buffalo, New York.

Engine:   1 × Allison V-1710-39 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,240 hp (920 kW)

Cruise:   308 mph (496 km/h, 268 kn)

Special Conditions Apply.  Please Read.

Minimum age:  14years

Max Weight:  110kg

Must wear closed in shoes.

Cameras/GoPro's must be tethered.

Purchase includes entry for you and your guests to NZ Warbirds @ Ardmore collection of WW1, WW2 and Jet fighter - most of which are airworthy.