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CQ Adventure Flights

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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

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$450 $450

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Pinnacles, The

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Arguably the best dive site in the Whitsundays, with hard corals comparing favourably to those seen on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The best dive is off the western beach, adjacent to the Woodpile and swim east at a depth of seven to 15 metres.

Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
A popular bareboat anchorage, Butterfly Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island. There are limited public moorings and snorkelling can be enjoyed along the bay edge or just off the beach. Offering coral outcrops with shallow walls, the bay is populated by many small, colourful reef fish species.

Blue Pearl Bay

Hayman Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Blue Pearl Bay is located on the north-western side of Hayman Island in the Whitsundays Group. Popular with tourists and locals for snorkelling, diving and sightseeing, Blue Pearl Bay is known for its coral and fish life including a resident Maori Wrasse.

Ngaro Cultural Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Ngaro people have walked this land for over 9,000 years. Protected from the elements in a once-hidden cave, Ngaro artwork adorns the fragile rock surface. The track begins deep inside Nara Inlet on Hook Island — an excellent overnight anchorage.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

Maureens Cove, Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated on the northern side of Hook Island, Maureen's Cove is a popular anchorage with sailors and divers alike. There are two dive sites at Maureen's Cove. At the back of the cove, on the western side of the beach is a series of bommies starting at 12 - 15 metres and rising to within three metres of the surface, parallel to the shoreline.

Langford Island

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Langford Island, near Hayman Island in the northern Whitsundays is a popular spot with sailors, divers and snorkellers. Many of the bareboats and crewed sailing boats will anchor near Langford Island. Langford Island is relatively small, but features a long sand spit that all but disappears at high tide.

Luncheon Bay

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Luncheon Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island and features pristine coral and superb marine life. Luncheon Bay is popular with beginner divers thanks to its easy beach entry option. Intro divers can enter the water gradually from the beach, allowing plenty of time to become accustomed to the dive gear and the water.

Nara Inlet

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Nestled in the south east end of the Whitsundays’ Hook Island is Nara Inlet, a secluded bay with tranquil waters that reflect the dense forestry that covers the island’s steep hills. The clear water acts as a window to the fringing reef and is known for its sheltered anchorage and easy access to the island.

Lindeman Islands National Park

Lindeman Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Lindeman Islands National Park is part of the world famous Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Aboriginal people referred to the main island, Lindeman, as Yara-kimba, the place of snapper-bream fish.
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