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 360hp Russian Radial engine thunders across the skies over Airlie Beach and the stunning Whitsunday Islands at over 300km/hr!

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.


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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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Conway National Park

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Conway National Park is a peaceful coastal park with rainforest-clad hills, secluded beaches and panoramic outlooks over the scenic Whitsunday area. This park includes the rainforest-clad Conway Peninsula and protects the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland.

Airlie Creek Track, The

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The 850 metre Airlie Creek Track slowly winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach along a gravel path, featuring rare flora and fauna such as the Whitsunday Bottle Tree and the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby which are only found in this region.

Boathaven Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
It's not every day that a town gets a new beach, but Airlie Beach is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Boathaven Beach! Part of the new Port of Airlie development, Boathaven Beach is situated on the new peninsula known as The Beacons, and boasts 60,000 cubic metres of soft, white sand, a northerly aspect and is the area's first true all-tide beach.

Hangover Dive Site, The

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Hangover, located off Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, is a wall dive with exciting terrain to be negotiated by the diver. Larger marine life such as Giant Trevally, Barramundi, Cod and Mackeral to be found in this pelagic area.

Drop Zone Dive Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Drop Zone, off Airlie Beach located on the Great Barrier Reef is a drift dive with attitude! Drop into this dive and let the current do its thing. Featuring soft corals, whip corals, staghorn forests and resident turtles.

Cannonvale Beach

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated just three kilometres to the west of Airlie Beach, on a north facing stretch of sand, is Cannonvale Beach. With a stinger net for safe swimming in the summer months, a children's playground, and a delightful cafe on the foreshore, Cannonvale Beach is a favourite spot for families to play.

Conway Beach

Conway Beach, Whitsunday Area
Conway Beach is located on the southern Whitsunday Coast, approximately 30 minutes drive from Airlie Beach and Proserpine. A small hamlet, along with Wilsons Beach, Conway Beach is a popular spot for fishing and wind-powered sports such as kite surfing and land kiting.

Jubilee Pocket

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
Tucked away in the hills of the Whitsunday mainland, Jubilee Pocket is just two minutes drive from the tourist haven of Airlie Beach on the road to Shute Harbour. Jubilee Pocket’s relaxed ambience and proximity to the tropical, seaside town of Airlie Beach has made it popular in recent years with sea-changers.

Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour, Whitsunday Area
Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, is the major port facility for the transfer of visitors to the Whitsunday Islands and resort destinations. A small residential community, it commands outstanding views from most locations.


Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
Just three minutes to the west of the tourist hot spot of Airlie Beach you’ll find its quieter, less known, but just as beautiful cousin Cannonvale. A perfect place to base the family, Cannonvale is conveniently located close to all the sights and sounds the Whitsundays has to offer.
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