CQ Adventure Flights

Multiple Locations

CQ Adventure Flights is Airlie Beach's most exciting attraction, with adrenaline pumping Adventure Flights on offer in a classic Soviet Fighter Pilot Trainer, The Yak52.

Get strapped in, assist with a systems check, and then... Feel the rush, as the 360 horsepower Russian Radial engine thunders across the skies over Airlie Beach and the stunning Whitsunday Islands at over 300 kilometres per hour!

Whether you want your flight to be Gentle, or Mental, we have an experience that you will never forget!

At CQ Adventure Flights, they live by the words; Your Flight. Your Way.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Public Telephone

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

"Gentle" Aerobatic Tour

- Feel what it's like to be a Fighter Pilot
- Experience loops, rolls and sustained inverted flight
- Stunning views of Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays

This is the perfect experience for those wanting a thrill, but something a little bit easier on the stomach. Experience the sensation of inverted flight as you hang upside down against the stunning backdrop of The Whitsundays.

Departing from Shute Harbour Airport, you will rocket to 2,500’ in less than 90 seconds. Once there, the pilot will talk you through as he pulls some G's to get you in the mood.
Once he gets the all clear from you, then rock and roll around the sky in this Classic Soviet Trainer and feel the push on your chest as the pilot pulls upwards of 3G, with rolls, loops and wingovers over the stunning backdrop of Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays.

Passenger Weight Limited to 120 kilograms.

Session Length;
Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for experience
Flight time is approximately 10-15 minutes with approximately 5-6 minutes of aerobatics

Numbers on the day - one passenger at a time.

Spectators are welcomed and encouraged.

Enclosed shoes are required.

Indicative rates

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$250 $250
"Mental" Aerobatic Tour

- Feel what it's like to be a Fighter Pilot
- Experience loops, rolls and sustained inverted flight
- Stunning views of Airlie and The Whitsundays
- Get Bragging Rights

The perfect experience for the adrenaline junkie! Belt up, and hang on! This advanced aerobatic adventure flight will literally turn your life upside down. Are you game for the challenge?

Feel what it's like to be in a combat as you reach pressures of up to 5G. Your pilot will perform an extreme aerobatic routine, including loops, rolls, cubans and sustained inverted flight against the stunning backdrop of Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays. Will your knees be weak and palms sweaty? Or will you be hungry for more?

Passenger weight limited to 110 kilograms.
Passenger must advise pilot of any back/neck problems.
Passengers with known heart conditions should advise Pilot.

Flights depart from the main terminal Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour. 12 Air Whitsunday Road Flametree, QLD 4802.

Session Length
Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for experience
Flight time is approximately 15-20 minutes, with approximately 8-14 minutes aerobatics

Indicative rates

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$350 $350
"Insane" - Whitehaven Tactical Recon Mission

- Feel what it's like to be a Fighter Pilot
- Experience 2 aerobatic routines
- Stunning views of Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach and The Whitsundays

Buckle up for an accelerated climb to 3,500’. Your mission is to report on enemy aircraft movements over Whitehaven Beach. Smile for the camera over Hill Inlet for that iconic postcard shot. Yours will be a little different to most however… as you’ll be hanging upside down! Then return to Airlie Beach for the most insane flight you’ll ever experience.

Passenger weight limited to 120 kilogram.
Passenger should advise pilot of any known back, neck, or heart conditions before flight.

Please allow 2.5 hours for experience.
Flight time is approximately 30 minutes, with 2 aerobatic routines of approximately 8-14 minutes.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$450 $450

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